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Lightower: Company Expands All-Fiber Network in Baltimore


Boxborough, Mass. — Dec. 21, 2015 — Lightower Fiber Networks, the premier provider of all-fiber, high-performance networking solutions delivered over its own network, announced that it has acquired network assets from HarborLite Networks, based in Baltimore.

The agreement includes the acquisition of fiber located throughout downtown Baltimore and further strengthens Lightower’s network density in the region. Lightower will now have direct access to nearly all major office buildings, data centers, and sports venues in Baltimore.

Its customers also gain direct access to numerous data centers in Baltimore, including 111 Market, 300 W. Lexington, 506 Central, 323 N. Charles, and 1401 E. Russell.

“This network addition helps solidify Lightower’s presence in Baltimore, a city in which we continue to invest and expand,” said Rob Shanahan, CEO of Lightower. “Our all-fiber solutions are now available to all enterprises, educational institutions, health care businesses, media companies, government agencies, and wireless and wireline carriers. With this network acquisition, Lightower continues its aggressive expansion in the Mid-Atlantic region, as well as throughout our entire service area.”

Customers in Baltimore gain immediate access to all Lightower solutions including access to over 15,000 service locations throughout the Lightower footprint. In addition, customers have direct access to regional data centers including those in the Ashburn, Va., area. Lightower is also a Direct Connect Partner for Amazon Web Services and can provide all-fiber connectivity to numerous other cloud providers. 

As owner and operator of its network, Lightower offers customized, all–fiber solutions to financial, government, education, media, health care, and wireless and wireline carriers. Over the past year, the company expanded its network through the acquisition of Fibertech Networks, and also through network builds in Baltimore, Washington, D.C., Virginia, North Carolina, Kentucky, Ohio, and Michigan.

The company also recently announced it has been named an authorized vendor to the Commonwealth of Virginia.

With over 30,000 miles of fiber network across 17 states from Maine to North Carolina and out to Chicago, Lightower has the most dense fiber-optic network and fiber-connected building count of any broadband service provider in the markets it serves.

To view Lightower’s network map, visit www.lightower.com/network-map.


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