The market for metro fiber continues to blaze forward, expanding as if there is no recession. Today's new build comes from Lightower Fiber Networks, which operates a dense regional and metro network between and within the Boston and New York metro areas. The company is now substantially expanding its New Jersey coverage. It's more the simply new loop or a few on-net buildings, the expansion covers a range of builds across the region.
Routes added or augmented run west from Manhattan through Weehawken and Secaucus, then north through Mahwah and on up the Hudson valley to connect with the rest of Lightower's fiber network. New locations on-net include the Meadowlands and Carlstadt. As usual when we are talking about metro fiber near New York, one key segment that Lightower is targeting is latency between financial exchanges and datacenters in the region. If I recall correctly, most of Lightower's footprint falls along utility rights of way which lets them offer some diverse routes.
Lightower also offered up a new on-net building count of 1630 on 4300 route miles of fiber in that PR. Hmmm, that's 110 more than the last time I checked in. They've been busy lately ... which reminds me that I need to update my metro fiber stats page soon.
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