Lightower Delivers All-Fiber Networking for Direct Connectivity to Amazon Web Services

BOXBOROUGH, MA--(Marketwired - Oct 30, 2013) -   

  • Connect to Amazon Web Services (AWS) with direct, end-to-end fiber from any of Lightower's over 7,500 service locations including commercial buildings, data centers, and telco hotels
  • Lightower offers AWS Direct Connect in New York City, NY and Ashburn, VA
  • All-fiber connectivity to Amazon Web Services maximizes data throughput and application performance

Lightower Fiber Networks, the premier provider of custom, high-capacity network services that ensure optimal application and business performance, announced that it now offers customers all-fiber connectivity to Amazon Web Services through Amazon's Direct Connect locations in New York City, NY and Ashburn, VA. Now customers can connect directly to AWS via all-fiber networking from any of Lightower's 7,500+ service locations throughout the Mid-Atlantic, Northeast, and metro Chicago. 

With the rapid adoption of cloud-based applications running on Amazon Web Services, end-to-end fiber connectivity between the business site and the AWS cloud is a critical component to the overall performance and experience of the AWS services. Direct fiber connectivity between the business and an AWS Direct Connect location ensures maximum data throughout and optimal application performance. 

"For any business implementing Amazon Web Services as a critical part of their overall business strategy, direct, high performance fiber connectivity becomes critical," explained Doug Dalissandro, Chief Revenue Officer, Lightower. "Lightower's extensive fiber network throughout the east allows enterprises to easily connect to AWS New York City or Ashburn from their business location, data center, or anyone one of the 7,500+ service locations we offer, or we can even build to a new location for a customer."

The AWS Direct Connect certification encompasses all AWS services, including Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2), Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (VPC), Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3), Amazon DynamoDB, and Amazon Relational Database Service (RDS). Lightower's service portfolio includes Ethernet services from 10 Mbps to 100 Gbps, wavelength services from 1 Gbps to 100 Gbps, dark fiber, Internet Access, and more.

Lightower has the highest fiber density and building count of any metro fiber provider in the East. The Lightower network offers more than 20,000 route miles of fiber connecting more than 7,500 service locations, including 130 data centers, more than 115 carrier hotels and central offices, over 40 financial exchanges, and 18 Lightower colocation centers. All these locations can be easily and quickly provisioned to AWS Direct Connect. Learn more at

About Lightower Fiber Networks
Lightower Fiber Networks is the premier, all-fiber provider of custom, high-capacity network services that ensure optimal application and business performance. Serving enterprise, government, carrier and data center customers, our comprehensive suite of fiber-based solutions is delivered across a robust, dense and highly-reliable network. The company offers over 20,000 route miles of network, providing access to over 7,500 service locations throughout the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic and Chicago Metro with connectivity to critical international landing sites. Lightower Fiber Networks is headquartered in Boxborough, MA. For more information, please visit or call 1.888.LT.FIBER.

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