Lightower Joins Thought Leaders at New York State Higher Education CIO Conference

BOXBOROUGH, MA--(Marketwired - Jul 6, 2015) - Lightower Fiber Networks, the premier all-fiber provider of custom, high-capacity network services that ensure optimal application and business performance, announces its participation at the 14th edition of the New York State Higher Education CIO Conference to be held July 8 - 10th, 2015 at various venues along Skaneateles Lake in New York. Hosted by NYSERNet, an Internet pioneer in fostering science and education in New York State, the conference offers senior-level IT professionals a unique opportunity to share best practices and network with colleagues representing the breadth of New York's higher education community.

Lightower will join thought leaders from across the nation to discuss advanced network technology and related applications. With the company's pending $1.9 billion merger with Fibertech Networks, Lightower looks forward to continued growth, robust network expansion, and further delivery of high capacity, all-fiber network solutions to New York State's research and education communities.

Education institutions require reliable, high capacity networks to enhance learning environments and create connected classrooms. Focused on delivering dynamic, interactive learning environments, Lightower offers cost-effective, tailored network solutions to nearly 50 leading education and research institutions along the Northeast Corridor.

NYSERNet members include New York State's leading universities, colleges, museums, healthcare facilities, primary and secondary schools, and research institutions. In addition, NYSERNet utilizes Lightower's resilient fiber optic metro network ring to connect its colocation facilities and its member institution facilities throughout Manhattan and greater NY metro area.

For more information on Lightower's best-in-class network solutions, visit, email, or call 1.888.LT.FIBER.

About Lightower Fiber Networks
Lightower Fiber Networks is a leading, 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 8,500 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, visit or call 1.888.LT.FIBER.

About NYSERNet:
An Internet pioneer, NYSERNet has delivered next-generation Internet services to New York State's research and education community for more than twenty-five years. NYSERNet's Board of Directors is composed of CIO's and other senior personnel drawn from and representing New York's leading research universities and institutions.

Contact Information:

Jaymie Scotto & Associates
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