Lightower expands network, colocation presence in Providence, R.I.

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.

Complementing the new fiber build is an expansion of its Rhode Island colocation facility in Providence--at 235 Promenade Street--known as "The Foundry."

At The Foundry, Lightower offers connectivity to all of its fiber-based Ethernet and transport services. As a carrier-neutral facility, enterprises and wholesale customers can also get access to a wide assortment of CAPs, ILECs, ICPs and IXCs.

Coming on the heels of its recent move to add 100 new fiber miles in Central and Northern New Jersey, this latest network build illustrates that network expansion via organic efforts and acquisitions has been an ongoing trend for the competitive provider.

But these efforts are not based on a build it and they will come mentality. Rob Shanahan, President and CEO of Lightower, said that it will "invest where we see this kind of demand" from wholesale carrier and business customers in key markets like Providence, R.I.

For more:
- see this Telecom News Now post

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