Optimum Lightpath has stretched its reach for providing Ethernet services for its customers now that it has established a connection with Cenx's New York exchange.

By using Cenx's New York exchange, Optimum Lightpath can connect customers to more than 10 million Ethernet service locations worldwide to meet the increasing demand for flexible, high-performing, value-based telecommunications services.

Optimum Lightpath's service enhancement comes as global organizations, such as those in the financial services sector, look to establish Ethernet-based, low-latency and high-bandwidth connections between locations in the New York metro area and key locations around the world.

"As a pioneer in the delivery of Ethernet-based services in the New York metro area, Optimum Lightpath constantly evaluates new opportunities to enhance the value that we deliver to our customers," said Dave Pistacchio, president of Optimum Lightpath. "Our connection to Cenx's New York exchange gives us the ability to quickly and easily establish Ethernet connections to high-demand locations far beyond our existing footprint to the rest of the world. This is especially important as our customers, including those in the financial services sector, look to quickly create connections between various office locations and key hotspots around the globe.

"Further, Cenx's expertise, service translation and monitoring empower us to pursue new business opportunities as we continue to grow our business behind industry-leading services."

Nan Chen, the president of Cenx, as well as the president and board director of the Metro Ethernet Forum, said his company has been working with Optimum Lightpath for the last several years on the development of its carrier Ethernet exchanges.

In June, Optimum Lightpath, which is a division of Cablevision, expanded its service into Telx's Clifton, N.J., colocation and interconnection facility.

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