Lightower enhances New Jersey presence with new office

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 offices in both New York City and Boston's financial district, the new office is located at 101 Eisenhower Parkway in Roseland, N.J.

Currently, Lightower provides fiber-based services to a number of business buildings, data centers, and carrier hotels in 11 New Jersey cities, including Piscataway, New Brunswick, Edison, Carteret, Morristown, Parsippany, Patterson, Newark, Westwood, Secaucus, and Hackensack.

A key customer segment of the New Jersey network and nearby New York City serving area is the financial industry, a segment that's been clamoring for low latency connectivity as the foundation for algorithmic trading. In November last year, the service provider announced it had brought its low latency services to 15 locations throughout New York City and New Jersey.

New Jersey and the New York City area have been major expansion areas for Lightower in recent years. Complementing its own internal fiber network build outs in these regions, including a new express route across the Hudson River, the service provider made two key acquisitions including both Long Island-based Open Access and New York City-based Lexent Metro Connect.

For more:
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