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Optimum Lightpath offers dark fiber alternative for large businesses

Tue, 03/13/2012 - 3:18pm
Mike Robuck

Cablevision’s Optimum Lightpath is now offering a dark fiber alternative that was designed to cut down on upfront operational costs.

The new offering, which is called Private Fiber Service, is being targeted to large enterprises and financial services companies that want dedicated fiber without the need to manage equipment or take on the large, upfront operational costs typically associated with dark fiber products.

Optimum Lightpath said the service provides throughput of up to 390 GB, high security and reliability, simplified management, guaranteed latency, and competitive installation intervals. Pricing is distance-based, with optional flat-rate pricing for additional bandwidth as needed.

“Data has never been more important in helping businesses advance, serve customers, deliver profitable services and maintain business continuity,” said Julia McGrath, senior vice president of marketing and business development at Optimum Lightpath. “With Private Fiber Service, Optimum Lightpath is making the process of acquiring, lighting and managing dedicated fiber easier than ever. As a result, we can give more businesses access to private bandwidth that can scale as needed, helping them get where they want to go without taking on huge costs or maintenance headaches.”

Optimum Lightpath Private Fiber Service offers Ethernet service over dedicated private fiber delivered over optical waves. Optimum Lightpath provides dedicated WDM equipment, including 39 channels that can accommodate either one 10 GB or eight 1 GB Ethernet connections and one channel that Optimum Lightpath utilizes for monitoring.
 
"The greater New York City metro area is home to enterprises with an insatiable appetite for bandwidth," said Brian Washburn, research director for network services at Current Analysis. "Optimum Lightpath's Private Fiber Service supplies bandwidth-hungry companies with the capacity they need while taking advantage of the service provider's extensive regional fiber footprint."

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