First Communications adds two new routes to low latency network

Orlando, Fla.--With low latency services being the talk of the town at this week's COMPTEL show in Orlando, Fla., First Communications is upping its low latency power by adding two new routes in its Northeast territory.

The competitive provider has added two routes: Washington, D.C.-to-Pittsburgh and Harrisburg-to-Lancaster-to-Philadelphia-to-Reading, which it says will provide new low-latency optical transport service and provide telecommunication carriers, Internet service providers (ISPs), financial enterprises and government entities with additional transport options.

By lighting an additional fiber route that runs to Harrisburg, Lancaster, Philadelphia and Reading, Pa., customers in these markets will be able to connect to other larger markets, including New York, Chicago, Pittsburgh, Toronto, Newark and Washington, D.C./Ashburn, Va., as well as the financial and data center areas of northern New Jersey.   

This latest expansion builds on the low latency route it has established in established low latency routes to Chicago and Washington, D.C./Ashburn and, more recently, Toronto, Canada.

Of course, First Communications isn't the only service provider making noise in the low latency networking market as fellow competitive carrier Sidera expanded its low latency reach between Connecting Chicago and New York with a 250 Gbps service via a partnership with Spread Networks.

For more:
- see the release

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