Lightower Fiber Networks has announced that the company’s Philadelphia colocation facility will provide customers in the region a dedicated connection to Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud solutions via AWS Direct Connect.

Through the availability of AWS Direct Connect in Philadelphia, Lightower customers now benefit from increased performance of all transactions, applications, and throughput conducted between business locations in the area to AWS. Lightower, an AWS Partner Network (APN) Advanced Technology Partner, also offers direct fiber connectivity to AWS in New York City, Chicago, and Ashburn, VA.  

“Lightower has experienced tremendous demand in the Philadelphia market, and this collaboration with Amazon Web Services further exemplifies our commitment to serving the community and its businesses,” commented Phil Olivero, CTO for Lightower Fiber Networks. “Customers are quickly realizing not only the benefits, but the necessity, of accessing and expanding their virtual environments. By leveraging direct connectivity to AWS, organizations can lower networking costs, increase performance and have the peace of mind in knowing their data is secure.”

Lightower/AWS customers have access to the entire Lightower Network, including over 33,000 routes miles of fiber delivering service to over 22,000 locations across 17 states. Customers can access AWS from both of Lightower’s Philadelphia colocation facilities.

Lightower’s complete suite of all-fiber high performance solutions is available to customers in Philadelphia including:

  • AWS Direct Connect services
  • Ethernet service from 10 Mbps to 100 Gbps
  • Wavelength service from 1 Gbps to 100 Gbps
  • Dedicated Internet access to 10 Gpbs
  • Dark fiber
  • Managed private optical networks
  • Data center & cloud connectivity
  • Ultra-low latency
  • Video transport solutions
  • Wireless backhaul and small cell solutions