Lightower Fiber Networks, a metro fiber network, bandwidth, and colocation service provider serving the northeast United States, and data center services provider Equinix, said today that Lightower is expanding its network services into the Equinix NY4 International Business Exchange (IBX) data center in Secaucus, N.J.

“Lightower’s expansive reach of dark fiber between New England and New York offers the benefits of fast response times and improved network connectivity to Equinix’s financial services customers looking to optimize the performance and reach to key financial markets,” said John Knuff, director of business development at Equinix. “Lightower also affords the connectivity and expanded reach to our market participants located off-premise.”

Lightower said it is increasing its existing services into the Equinix NY4 data center to accommodate growing demand for high bandwidth Ethernet, wavelengths, and dark fiber. In addition to increased capacity, the network expansion will also offer customers optimized routes from the Equinix NY4 data center to other data centers and financial exchanges in the area.

Lightower offers Ethernet speeds up to 10 Gbps and wavelengths up to 40 Gbps. Solutions can be designed with low latency or ultra low latency optimizations. Lightower’s additional dark fiber into the facility will offer customers the ultimate option for latency management.

“Equinix is building a robust community of financial data centers in the New York area. As part of that, Lightower has seen increasing demand for networking services into and between Equinix’s NY IBX centers,” explained Doug Dalissandro, executive vice president of sales at Lightower. “We will continue to expand our dark fiber, Ethernet, wavelength, and other networking services in these facilities to meet the demand.”



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