Lightower Fiber Networks has announced a new network expansion in North Carolina, adding over 365 route miles of fiber throughout the state. Lightower will be adding over 120 miles of fiber to its existing network in Raleigh, while also entering the Charlotte market with more than 90 miles of fiber throughout the city. The two markets will have complete access to the entire Lightower Network, including 33,000+ route miles of fiber providing access to 22,000+ service locations across 17 states. The network build in both cities is scheduled for completion this month and services will be available immediately.

Lightower’s North Carolina network build will serve thousands of organizations located in downtown Raleigh and Charlotte, including Fortune 500 companies, educational institutions, and governments. The expansion areas will be integrated into the rest of the Lightower Network with low latency, direct connections to key connectivity hubs in Ashburn, VA and Washington, D.C. Key interconnection locations in the two markets include 2100 Garner Station Boulevard in Raleigh, and 10105 David Taylor Drive and 125 N. Meyers Street in Charlotte.

“Lightower is fully committed to increasing the reach of the Lightower Network, which includes continuing to invest in markets where we see demand for our high performance networking solutions,” explained Rob Shanahan, CEO of Lightower. “Lightower’s expansion in Raleigh, and entrance into the Charlotte market, are perfect examples of our aggressive strategy to bring our unique, all-fiber offerings to the organizations that require them. Enterprise, hi-tech, government, education, health care – North Carolina is rich with organizations that need big bandwidth solutions, so Lightower will continue to invest in these markets.”

Lightower has an extremely dense network throughout the Northeast, Midwest, and Mid-Atlantic regions of the country. Lightower’s combination of geographic coverage and local density enables a unique blend of end-to-end fiber connectivity options that others simply cannot match.

Lightower’s complete suite of all-fiber solutions is available to customers in North Carolina. Lightower’s high-performance network services include:

  • Ethernet service from 10 Mbps to 100 Gbps

  • Wavelength service from 1 Gbps to 100 Gbps

  • Dedicated Internet access to 10 Gbps

  • Dark fiber

  • Managed private optical networks

  • Data center & cloud connectivity

  • Ultra-low latency solutions

  • Video transport solutions

  • Wireless backhaul and small cell solutions