Lightower Fiber Networks

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Lightower Fiber Networks
TypePrivate
IndustryTelecommunications
IT Services
Area servedNortheast US, Illinois, London, Toronto
Key peopleRob Shanahan – President and Chief Executive Officer
Eric Sandman - Chief Financial Officer
Dave Mayer – General Counsel
Jason Campbell - Chief Operating Officer
Phillip Olivero – Chief Technology Officer
WebsiteLightower.com
 
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Lightower Fiber Networks
TypePrivate
IndustryTelecommunications
IT Services
Area servedNortheast US, Illinois, London, Toronto
Key peopleRob Shanahan – President and Chief Executive Officer
Eric Sandman - Chief Financial Officer
Dave Mayer – General Counsel
Jason Campbell - Chief Operating Officer
Phillip Olivero – Chief Technology Officer
WebsiteLightower.com

Lightower Fiber Networks, founded in 2006, is a provider of telecommunications and IT services.

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The company's network spans the Northeast United States including Illinois, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Virginia, Washington, DC, New Hampshire, in addition to international locations in Toronto and London. The network comprises over 20,000 route miles of fiber.[1][2][3]

Lightower’s products include network and video transport, alternative access, nationwide long haul services, dark fiber, Ethernet, and cloud computing services. Lightower has built out access to over 7,500 service locations throughout the Northeast.[4][5]

Customers include Fortune 500 businesses, enterprise, carriers, financial services, media, healthcare, education, and government.[6]

The company was acquired by Berkshire Partners in December 2012 when it also acquired Sidera Networks and announced plans to merge them under the Lightower brand. Its previous owners were M/C Partners and Pamlico Capital (the investing unit of Wachovia before its takeover by Wells Fargo. Those two companies had bought it from National Grid in 2007.[7]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Lee, Justin (May 14, 2012). "Fiber Carrier Lightower Expands Network and Data Center in Providence". Web Host Industry Review. Retrieved May 20, 2012. 
  2. ^ "Lightower to Add More New Jersey Metro Depth". Telecom Ramblings. May 7, 2012. Retrieved June 5, 2012. 
  3. ^ Seiffert, Don (April 11, 2013). "Lightower Completes $2B Merger with Sidera". Boston Business Journal. Retrieved April 11, 2013. 
  4. ^ "Lightower Announces Major Expansions of Fiber Network in Central and Northern New Jersey". A-Team Group. June 5, 2012. Retrieved May 9, 2012. 
  5. ^ "Expansions On the Menu for Sidera, Lightower, Zayo, Level 3". Telecom Ramblings. May 14, 2012. Retrieved June 5, 2012. 
  6. ^ "Boxborough's Lightower Opens N.J. Office". Worcester Business Journal Online. March 6, 2012. Retrieved June 5, 2012. 
  7. ^ Turner, Nick (2012-12-27). "Berkshire to Buy Lightower, Sidera for $2 Billion". Bloomberg. Retrieved 2013-05-26. 
  8. ^ "National Grid Wireless Changes Name to Lightower". Red Orbit. August 16, 2007. Retrieved June 5, 2012. 
  9. ^ "Lightower Fiber Acquires DataNet Communications Group and KeySpan Communications...". Reuters. March 6, 2008. Retrieved June 5, 2012. 
  10. ^ "Fiber clumps up: Lightower buying Veroxity". Mass High Tech. May 25, 2010. Retrieved June 5, 2012. 
  11. ^ "Lexent Metro Acquired by Lightower Fiber". Data Center Knowledge. September 14, 2010. Retrieved June 5, 2012. 
  12. ^ "Lightower Fiber Networks to acquire Open Access Inc.". Lightwave Online. December 13, 2010. Retrieved June 5, 2012. 
  13. ^ Wong, Wailin (April 11, 2013). "Lightower, Sidera Merger Forms Large Fiber-Optic Network". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved April 11, 2013. 

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