Optimum Lightpath joins CENX's Ethernet exchange

Optimum Lightpath has become the latest Ethernet service provider that's decided to ramp the growth of its Ethernet service base by signing onto CENX's carrier Ethernet exchange.

With the majority of its footprint being in New York metro and New Jersey, two markets where it currently serves a number of multi-site financial institutions and hospitals, Optimum Lightpath through CENX will be able to extend its reach into an additional 10 million global Ethernet service locations.

"Our connection to CENX's New York exchange gives us the ability to quickly and easily establish Ethernet connections to high demand locations far beyond our existing footprint to the rest of the world," said Dave Pistacchio, President of Optimum Lightpath in a release. "This is especially important as our customers, including those in the financial services sector, look to quickly create connections between various office locations and key hot spots around the globe."

Pistacchio's point about financial institutions is well taken. While Optimum Lightpath has continued to crank up its Ethernet services for financial companies with a host of low latency offerings, its services could be even more enticing for financial institutions that require network connectivity to the well known financial routes including New York to Chicago route.

For more:
- see the release here

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