Lightower becomes authorized data services supplier for Rhode Island

Lightower Fiber Networks has strengthened its ties with the state and local government market by being named as an authorized vendor to the State of Rhode Island of Administration for Telecommunications Services.

By gaining a seat on this contract, Lightower will be able to offer a mix of Ethernet, wavelengths, SONET, dark fiber, Internet and colocation products to Rhode Island local state and quasi-state agencies. Other potential targets for service include public schools, colleges, universities and all cities and towns.

Services are now available to eligible state and local agencies and other eligible entities in Rhode Island.

One of the key elements that Lightower can immediately bring to the table is its fiber network coverage, which already covers over 150 service locations throughout the state.

Lightower has already made its mark in Rhode Island by taking part in the Knowledge District, an innovation hub in the capital city of Providence, and lending its fiber network to build what they call is a "historic high-tech city in Newport, which would deliver gigabit speeds to residents and small businesses."

Winning this contract and its well-established presence in Rhode Island could also bode well for Lightower as it looks to attract other multi-site business customers and serve as a proof point to state and local government agencies that might be considering using the service provider's products.

Outside of Rhode Island, the service provider recently completed the expansion of its Virginia network, which could be a potential lure to multi-site businesses based in Rhode Island and other New England regions that have presence in that state. 

For more:
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