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MiCTA Approves Lightower Fiber as Vendor

August 04, 2014

MiCTA Approves Lightower Fiber as Vendor

By Rahul Arora
TMCnet Contributor

Lightower Fiber Networks, an all-fiber provider of custom, high-capacity network services that ensure optimal application and business performance, recently announced that it will provide its all-fiber portfolio of Ethernet, SONET, Wavelengths, Dark Fiber, Collocation and Internet services to the members of MiCTA, a national non-profit group purchasing organization. Lightower

Serving enterprise, government, carrier and data center customers, Lightower’s suite of all-fiber solutions is delivered across a robust, dense and highly-reliable network. The company offers over 20,000 route miles of network, providing access to over 7,500 service locations throughout the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic and Chicago Metro, with connectivity to critical international landing sites.

"We understand the value that high-performance networks deliver to education, government, health care and varied enterprises," stated Doug Dalissandro, chief revenue officer of Lightower. "The business goal is always to deliver higher levels of network performance and network reliability. Delivering data quickly and reliably across a campus, to data centers and to other critical points is something we excel at every day. We look forward to working with the MiCTA membership to deliver networks that can transform their organizations."

In related news, Lightower Fiber Networks was recently chosen as the authorized vendor to the New Jersey state government through the state-wide New Jersey Data Communications (News - Alert) Network Services contract. Lightower has a long history of successfully serving government, higher education and research customers throughout the Northeast. The current award enables Lightower to offer Ethernet, SONET and wavelength fiber networking solutions to New Jersey state and quasi-state agencies, education-based institutions and local government entities.

Lightower’s Ethernet services combine the reliability and ubiquity of Carrier Ethernet with next-generation metro area transport technology. It delivers a fully restorable managed network that’s ready for any vertical or application requirement. Business Ethernet solutions include MetroE Advanced Private Line, E-Line, Ethernet Virtual Private Line (EVPL), and Ethernet Private LAN (E-LAN).

Edited by Adam Brandt
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