BOXBOROUGH, MA--(Marketwire - October 6, 2009) - Lightower Fiber Networks, a leading metro fiber network and bandwidth service provider serving the northeast United States, will be exhibiting at the 2009 COMPTEL PLUS Expo in Orlando, Florida from October 11th through 14th.

With over 4,000 route miles, and over 400,000 miles of fiber in total, Lightower offers a network that spans the markets of New England, New York Metro, Long Island and the Hudson Valley. Lightower specializes in providing customers with a broad range of high bandwidth connectivity services as well as dark fiber and collocation services. With the rapid growth of its customer base and increasing demand for bandwidth, Lightower has upgraded its core network backbone to 40G and is uniquely equipped to provide connectivity services from 10 Mbps to 40 Gbps. Lightower is also preparing to test 100G services for a 2010 network deployment.

"Lightower offers carrier and non-carrier customers and partners a unique combination of dark fiber and lit services," said Rob Shanahan, President and CEO of Lightower. "Combined with our regional focus, network density, and diverse routing capabilities, Lightower offers carriers and enterprises service options not available from any other carrier."

In addition to its on-going commitment to selling dark fiber services, Lightower offers partners and customers a complete portfolio of managed lit services. Lightower's high bandwidth services include Ethernet, wavelengths, SONET, TDM, Internet access, and IP networking.

Lightower Fiber Networks is one of only a few carriers in the world that is offering 40G managed wavelength services in 2009.

COMPTEL is the leading industry association representing competitive communications service providers and their supplier partners. COMPTEL members are entrepreneurial companies driving technological innovation and creating economic growth through competitive voice, video, and data offerings and the development and deployment of next-generation, IP-based networks and services.

Visit Lightower at COMPTEL PLUS in Booth #716.

About Lightower Fiber Networks

Lightower Fiber Networks is a leading fiber network and broadband service provider in the Northeast, offering 4,000 fiber route miles coupled with comprehensive transport and alternative access services. Lightower Fiber's geographic footprint extends from Boston and southern New Hampshire, to eastern New York State, New York City, northern New Jersey, and Long Island. Lightower uniquely offers customers geographically diverse routing and low latency network solutions on an all-fiber optic network. Lightower Fiber is headquartered in Boxborough, MA. For more information, visit or call 888-LT-FIBER.

Contact Information: For more information: Chris Knight Lightower Fiber Networks (978) 264-6024