Lightower Fiber Networks, a provider of all-fiber, high-performance networking solutions delivered over its own network, has been awarded a U.S. Government Services Administration (GSA) Multiple Award Schedule (MAS) 070 contract, #GS35F465DA.
This long-term IT contract adds Lightower Fiber Networks to a pre-approved list of technology companies for federal purchases, thereby simplifying the procurement process and further ensuring government agencies receive high quality, cost-effective networking services.
The GSA is committed to delivering the best value in technology for federal agencies. By working with telecom providers like Lightower, the GSA would ensure it can meet agency-specific network requirements, as well as plan for future growth and needs.
“Lightower has been aggressively expanding our high performance network across the Mid-Atlantic in areas like Washington, DC, Virginia, and Maryland,” said Rob Shanahan, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Lightower. “With the GSA Contract designation, we will be able to design and build customized fiber network solutions for federal, state and local government agencies all along this corridor.”
As part of this long-term IT contract, Lightower can work directly with government agencies and engineer robust network and disaster recovery solutions with services such as dark fiber, Ethernet, wavelengths, and Internet access. The company is also able to provide all-fiber connectivity to over 250 data centers as well as to major cloud providers including Amazon Web Services (AWS Cloud), Microsoft Azure, and Office 365, through Lightower Cloud Connect solutions.
Lightower has the ability to deliver private, secured and diverse all-fiber transport services to support the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP), a government-wide program that standardizes security assessment, authorization, and continuous monitoring for cloud products and services. In addition, Lightower would be able to support efforts by the Federal Data Center Consolidation Initiative (FDCCI), which aims to reduce IT costs, increase efficiencies and leverage the latest in technology.