Lightower has completed its $2 billion merger with Sidera Networks, creating what the two providers claim will be one of the largest U.S.-based metro fiber providers.
FiberLight, a growing competitive fiber-centric service provider, announced that Michael Miller, the company's founder and CEO, is retiring.
In today's spotlight, FierceTelecom interviews Lightower Fiber Networks CEO Rob Shanahan about the company's pending merger with competitive provider Sidera Networks.
Rob Shanahan, CEO and president of Lightower Fiber Networks, isn't afraid of transitions. The 25-year telecom industry veteran is now leading the company through a merger with fellow competitive provider Sidera Networks. Sean Buckley talks with Shanahan about the value the merger will create for Lightower's customer base.
Berkshire Partners, a Boston-based investment firm, on Thursday signed an agreement to acquire both Lightower Fiber Networks and Sidera Networks for $2 billion, creating a new service provider with a large on-net and metro fiber footprint.
Lightower ups its low latency capabilities in New Jersey by establishing a new network route into DuPont Fabros Technology's NJ1 data center.
Lightower is giving its carrier and business customers in Providence, R.I., more options with the addition of 21 miles of new fiber routes that will serve the Pawtucket and Seekonk communities.
Lightower Fiber Networks is strengthening its Central and Northern New Jersey fiber optic network by adding over 100 new miles of glass through Bergen, Hudson, Essex, Morris, Middlesex and Mercer
Lightower has added a New Jersey-based office in response to the state's demand for fiber and Ethernet-based services from service providers and business customers. Following the recent opening of
Lightower Fiber Networks is putting its 100G network to work with a series of 100G-capable optical services, including Ethernet and managed wavelengths, for its enterprise and service provider