Lightpath Establishes Direct International Connection To Expansive New York Metro Area Fiber Network
Connects to New Jersey Fiber Exchange’s Neutral Cable Landing Station Meet-Me Room In Wall, New Jersey To Extend Access To Ultra-High Bandwidth Services
JERICHO, NY, MAY 9, 2016 – Lightpath, a market leader in Ethernet-based communication solutions for New York metropolitan area businesses, today announced that it has established direct international access to its expansive New York metro area fiber network. Through a connection to New Jersey Fiber Exchange’s neutral cable landing station meet-me room in Wall, New Jersey, Lightpath’s enterprise customers can now leverage its ultra-high bandwidth services for connectivity to key international destinations. New Jersey Fiber Exchange (NJFX) is the first Tier 3 carrier-neutral colocation facility that intersects where subsea cables from the United States, South America, Europe and the Caribbean meet.
Lightpath serves enterprises in the world’s largest business market. As its customers increasingly seek the fastest ultra-high speed connectivity to key international hotspots, the new connection established by Lightpath meets this need by bypassing carrier hotels and legacy backhaul solutions.
“As our customers’ businesses expand globally, they want to continue to use the Lightpath service that they know and trust,” said Dave Pistacchio, president, Lightpath. “Following our connection to the NJFX facility, we’re able to expand the universe of customers we can serve, helping them develop secure, reliable and high-speed connectivity to key media and financial destinations throughout the world.”
Lightpath’s 100% fiber New York metro area network spans more than 7,000 lit locations throughout the region. The company serves sectors with the most stringent data delivery requirements, necessitating direct international access for companies that want to maintain the highest levels of connectivity in and out of the region.
“Lightpath’s dominance in the region, close relationship with businesses and ubiquitous network enhance the value we’re able to offer to businesses throughout the globe that need the most direct local access to this market,” said Gil Santaliz, CEO of NJFX. “We look forward to enabling reliable, diverse connectivity options for Lightpath customers in a highly-secure, fortified facility that is as close to the edge as a network operator can get.”
The New Jersey Fiber Exchange 64,800-square-foot facility will go live in September 2016, at which time Lightpath’s services will be available via the new connection.
For more information, visit www.golightpath.com.
Lightpath, a division of Cablevision Systems Corporation (NYSE: CVC), is an industry leader in providing advanced Ethernet-based data, Internet, voice, video transport solutions and managed services to businesses across the New York metropolitan area. The Lightpath network is a highly reliable, resilient, and scalable fiber-to-the-business-premises network extending more than 5,800 route miles connecting more than 7,000 fiber-lit locations. Exclusively focused on meeting customer needs in the world’s largest business market for more than 20 years, Lightpath has been continually recognized for its high level of customer service. This includes a commendation by the New York State Public Service Commission for the last 17 consecutive years for excellence in service and quality. Lightpath has received many industry awards for innovation and leadership, including being named North American Regional Service Provider of the Year by MEF (Metro Ethernet Forum). For more information, visit www.golightpath.com.
About New Jersey Fiber Exchange (NJFX)
New Jersey Fiber Exchange (NJFX) is a carrier-neutral, highly secure, enterprise-class Tier 3 data center / colocation property focused on providing direct connectivity to international submarine cable systems via private backhaul solutions. The company's 64,800-square-foot facility is planned to go live in September 2016 and will feature high- and low-density data center solutions with 24/7 tech support, assisting carriers, content providers and enterprises as well as federal and state government entities. NJFX's low latency colocation data center offerings provide the flexibility, reliability and security that global customers require to drive revenue, reduce expenses and improve service quality. For more information, please visit http://www.NJFX.net.
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