Lightower Provides New AWS Direct Connect Ramp

Lightower Fiber Networks, a provider of fiber-powered high-performance network solutions, has just announced that it will provide customers a dedicated connection to AWS cloud.

This will be offered via the AWS Direct Connect technology, in the company’s Philadelphia colocation facility. Lightower customers will now benefit from increased performance in all transactions, applications, and throughput conducted between business locations in the area to AWS.

An AWS Partner Network Advance Technology Partner, Lightower already offers direct fiber connectivity to the Amazon Web Services cloud platform in New York City, Chicago and Ashburn, VA.

As Phil Olivero, CTO for Lightower Fiber Networks, commented:

“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. 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.”

Below is the list of the complete suite of the all-fiber, high performance solutions that are now available to Lightower customers in Philadelphia:

  • 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 Gbps
  • Dark fiber
  • Managed private optical networks
  • Data center & cloud connectivity
  • Ultra-low latency solutions
  • Video transport solutions
  • Wireless backhaul and small cell solutions

Lightower delivers these customized solutions to thousands of customers in a wide array of fields, ranging from healthcare and financial services, to media and content, cloud infrastructure, carriers, government, education, and other large enterprises.

You can find out more details about what the company offers on its official website here.