BOXBOROUGH, MA--(Marketwired - Aug 27, 2014) -  Lightower Fiber Networks, the premier provider of custom, high-capacity network services that ensure optimal application and business performance, announced today its participation in the Commonwealth of Virginia Innovative Technology Symposium (COVITS) on Sept. 3 in Richmond, Va. The event is designed to help spread best practices and spur innovation in the public sector in Virginia. The agenda for the event covers the latest in digital government solutions and current policy issues.

Lightower is in the final stages of a major 1,500-mile expansion of its all-fiber, high-performance network throughout Virginia and the Washington, D.C. metro region, as part of an on-going expansion strategy. In May 2012, Lightower began constructing more than 1,100 route miles of high fiber-count network blanketing most of Virginia and into North Carolina. Additionally, Lightower has already added 400 route miles in the Washington, D.C. metro region, including parts of northern Virginia and the Maryland suburbs. That segment was completed in April 2014. Combining this new network with the existing network in the area, Lightower has enhanced its footprint, creating an even denser network with greater scope and span for the growing number of organizations that require all-fiber connectivity.

The large-scale expansion of Lightower's network in Virginia, Washington, D.C., Maryland and North Carolina addresses the surging demand in the region for high-performance networking solutions from area enterprises, including government agencies. Customers in the expansion areas gain access to all of Lightower's existing 20,000+ miles of network and 7,500+ service locations throughout the Mid-Atlantic, Northeast and Chicago area.

Lightower will participate in an array of discussion topics at COVITS, including Virginia's leadership in cyber security, maximizing the use of cloud technology in government's delivery of services, innovative technologies in the workplace, turning data into actionable information, a legislative view of technology and public policy, and much more. To meet with Lightower at COVITS 2014, please email To learn more about Lightower, visit

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, visit or call 1.888.LT.FIBER.

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