Lightower Expands All-Fiber Network in Downtown Philadelphia

Lightower Fiber Networks, a fiber network provider headquartered Boxborough, Massachusetts, has expanded its all-fiber footprint throughout downtown Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The added network will deliver high-performance networking to businesses throughout downtown, including the area surrounding Broad St., Market St., JFK Blvd. and Chestnut Ave.

Philadelphia, the fifth largest city in the United States, is home to a large and diverse base of enterprise businesses, universities, health care organizations and more.

Lightower’s complete suite of all-fiber solutions is now available to customers in downtown Philadelphia and includes ethernet, wavelengths, dedicated internet access, dark fiber, private networks, data center and cloud hosting connectivity, and video transport.

Lightower also offers over 16,000 square feet of colocation space at 401 N. Broad, a colocation hotel in Philadelphia.

“Adding to our network presence in downtown Philadelphia is an important step for Lightower as we continue to aggressively expand in existing markets and into new markets,” said Rob Shanahan, CEO of Lightower. “Philadelphia is home to so many of the industries that already take advantage of Lightower technology, including high tech, education, health care, financial services and other enterprises. We look forward to continuing to invest in the Philadelphia area as organizations experience Lightower‘s performance networking.”

Colocation Philadelphia

In addition to the new network downtown, Lightower also offers over 16,000 square feet of colocation space at 401 N. Broad, a colocation hotel in Philadelphia. The Lightower network offers diverse connectivity into the facility as well as within the facility, enabling enterprise customers implementing cloud hosting solutions, disaster recovery and business continuity (DRBC) strategies, and other mission-critical applications that require high-performance, reliable bandwidth.

Over the past five years, Lightower has aggressively expanded throughout the Mid-Atlantic, Northeast and Greater Chicago area and now operates an all-fiber network of more than 20,000 route miles, providing service to over 7,500 locations. Philadelphia customers have access to all Lightower service locations, including commercial buildings, data centers, financial exchanges, telco hotels and other critical interconnection facilities.