Lightower Fiber Networks has announced a 270-mile network expansion in the greater Baltimore region.
This latest network expansion includes new fiber throughout downtown Baltimore and in the busy Baltimore-Washington D.C. corridor that runs between the two major East Coast cities. In addition, Lightower will be adding more fiber capacity to its existing markets in Washington and northern Virginia locations where the company just recently completed network expansions.
“Baltimore and the surrounding areas are renowned for research and development, health care, education and government,” said Rob Shanahan, CEO of Lightower. “These types of organizations demand fantastic amounts of bandwidth, and every year that demand increases. The trick is getting the fiber network to where the customers need it. These dynamics of the marketplace are proving that metro networks are becoming increasingly important in the end-to-end delivery of high-bandwidth solutions. At Lightower, we will continue to invest aggressively to bring our network to more and more customers.”
Cities and towns along the new route will have access to the entire 20,000-mile Lightower network, including access to more than 130 data centers, 40+ financial exchanges, 115+ carrier hotels and central offices, and more than 7,500 total service locations throughout the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic and metro Chicago areas.
The expansion connects the greater Baltimore area to the huge data center population in Ashburn and Sterling, Va., where Lightower recently completed a 400-mile expansion in the greater Washington, D.C. area. Lightower also continues to build a 1,100-mile network expansion throughout Virginia.