Fresh off its entrance into Boston via inorganic means, Lightpath is also taking on another borough of the big Apple. Yesterday the metro fiber operator announced plans for a significant fiber buildout in Queens NY.
Lightpath’s Queens expansion calls for 100 route miles of new fiber to be built out in two phases. The first phase (in blue) will be ready in Q1 of 2022, while the second phase (red) would come online later next year. Once those main rings are in place, they’ll be able to start densifying things I’m sure.
The move fills in some of what has always been a bit of a gap in Lightpath’s NY metro area coverage, which includes dense fiber in Brooklyn and further out on Long Island. The other such gap would be Staten Island, as they are deep into Manhattan and the Bronx as well as the surrounding suburbs.
Earlier this week, Lightpath made its first move into Boston via three relatively small inorganic moves. The company has been newly aggressive since Altice USA sold off a 49.99% stake in the company to Morgan Stanley this past winter and former Zayo executive Chris Morley took over as CEO.
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