Lightpath reaches 6K buildings with fiber in New York metro area

Lightpath, Cablevision's (NYSE: CVC) business services subsidiary, now has a fiber network that reaches 6,000 buildings in the New York metro area.

With a key focus on delivering Ethernet and other IP-based video and managed services, the service provider has doubled the size of its fiber network over the past six years to 5,442 fiber route miles.

Having broad on-net connectivity has a few key benefits for the competitive provider. Lightpath now has more control over its service quality and can put fiber-based services into the hands of more mid-market businesses and multi-tenant buildings that today can't get access to higher-speed services from local incumbent telcos like Verizon (NYSE: VZ).

In tandem with expanding its on-net fiber presence, the service provider has been growing its product portfolio with a host of new products such as Conference Bundle, Managed WiFi, Managed Backup, Uncompressed HD Managed Transport and Private Service. It has also developed services suites tailored specifically for the healthcare and government market segments.

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