Optimum Lightpath, the metro fiber arm of Cablevision (NYSE:CVC, news, filings), expanded its product set yesterday to include dedicated managed bandwidth. The new Private Fiber Service is aimed at the growing segment of the industry with a big bandwidth appetite that justifies owning dark fiber but no interest in operating such an infrastructure.
Customers can push up to 390Gbps through the managed fiber service with distance-based pricing. That’s 39x10Gbps, with one reserved by Optimum Lightpath for monitoring purposes, and alternatively each channel can support eight 1Gbps connections instead of one 10Gbps connection.
Any way you slice it up, that’s still a heck of a lot of bandwidth for any enterprise, although I’m sure that most enterprises would be starting out at a much lower tier. The main target will probably be the financial and healthcare verticals, whose need to process, store, and backup vast quantities of data seems to grow every day.
Optimum Lightpath has been aggressively expanding its NYC metro footprint, with over 5,000 lit buildings already thus far, and its President, Dave Pistacchio, was interviewed here in January.
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