Lightower Authorized as Government Supplier for Massachusetts

Lightower Fiber Networks, a metro fiber and bandwidth provider in the Northeast, has been named an authorized vendor to the Massachusetts state government through the statewide ITT46 Network Services contract. The award enables Lightower and its agents and resellers the ability to offer Ethernet, SONET, Internet access, colocation and dark fiber solutions to Massachusetts state and local government entities.

Government agencies are trying to stay current in the methods they use to disseminate information to the public. But with budgets shrinking, they need a way to upgrade their network infrastructure cost-effectively, and develop future-proof, advanced services without sacrificing flexibility or control.

“Lightower’s networking solutions provide bandwidth capacities and low latencies only available with fiber-based services while still offering complete flexibility for the customer,” said Doug Dalissandro, executive vice president of sales for Lightower. “Government customers have unique requirements and our customized solutions also offer simple upgrade paths in the future.  For example, a Lightower government customer with Ethernet today can easily scale up their bandwidth, add services, or move to dark fiber in the future as their needs grow.”

Under the authorization, all Massachusetts Higher Education Consortium (MHEC) members qualify to purchase through this contract.  Other government entities are also eligible, including state branches and agencies, cities, towns, counties, as well as other states and territories.

Lightower offers more than 6,600 fiber route miles for transport, alternative access and nationwide long-haul services. Lightower’s fiber footprint extends from New England, to eastern New York State, New Jersey, Long Island, and New York City, with access to more than 3,500 service locations.