Lightpath has lined up an alternative route south to Ashburn, Virginia and the DC metro area. The northeastern metro fiber operator has announced the addition of a 300-mile route between the New York metro area and northern Virginia that passes to the west of the usual I-95 corridor.
They didn’t say what the source of this fiber is, but as it passes through the Pennsylvanian cities of York and Reading I’m pretty sure it’s the route built by UFD, which was completed three years ago. Lightpath will use the new fiber route to complement its infrastructure, offering
While Lightpath has long had an extremely dense network in NYC, the company has lately been busy investing in a new footprint up in Boston. But they also have been looking southward, including an organic expansion down into Princeton NJ last fall.
Lightpath entered a new era last year when Morgan Stanley bought half of the company from Altice USA. The addition of a diverse option south to Ashburn suggests perhaps that other new markets might follow along the eastern seaboard.
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