Lightpath’s fiber tops 7,000 locations in New York metro area
Lightpath, a division of Cablevision, announced it has lit up more than 7,000 locations across its fiber network in the New York metropolitan area with more than 1,000 coming onboard over the past year.
Close to half of the new locations were in New Jersey, which represents a burgeoning opportunity for Lightpath’s services to mid-market businesses and other organizations. All told, the fiber network now spans more than 5,800 miles.
“Lightpath is bringing more services, value and cutting-edge connectivity to more businesses as it expands ever further into key regions that need a powerful fiber network to support increasing demands,” said Julia McGrath, senior vice president and chief strategy officer for Lightpath. “With one of the densest fiber networks in the country, Lightpath is helping to ensure that more businesses than ever are positioned to capitalize on a range of new opportunities, driving success.”
Medium-sized businesses, including engineering, accounting, finance, insurance, real estate and law firms, need to support an increasing amount of cloud-based applications, mobile devices, video conferencing and other bandwidth intensive applications. Lightpath's suite of business services includes Ethernet-based data, Internet, voice, video transport solutions and managed service offerings.
“As our business grew and changed over the years, we found ourselves in need of a fiber-based telecommunications service that could support our high-bandwidth needs, but there were absolutely no options in our area,” said James Miele, owner of Kearny, N.J. based Spectraserv, which is an environmental services company. “We talked to Lightpath about what we needed and they invested in building fiber all the way to our building. We felt the difference immediately. Bandwidth is no longer a limiter, it is an enabler that gives us the freedom to deploy new technology as soon as we’re ready for it. This would not have been possible without a top quality network to support us.”