New York’s Lightpath to provide international links through NJFX

13 May 2016 | Alan Burkitt-Gray


Ethernet provider Lightpath has established direct international access to its extensive New York metro area fibre network

Ethernet provider Lightpath has established direct international access to its extensive New York metro area fibre network.Access is through a connection to 

New Jersey Fiber Exchange (NJFX) neutral cable landing station meet-me room in Wall, New Jersey. Customers will be able use its ultra-high bandwidth services for connectivity to key international destinations, said Lightpath. NJFX will go live in September 2016.

“As our customers’ businesses expand globally, they want to continue to use the Lightpath service that they know and trust,” said Dave Pistacchio, president of Lightpath. “Following our connection to the NJFX facility, we’re able to expand the universe of customers we can serve, helping them develop secure, reliable and high-speed connectivity to key media and financial destinations throughout the world.”

NJFX is the first Tier-3 carrier-neutral colocation facility that intersects where subsea cables from the US, South America, Europe and the Caribbean meet.

“Lightpath’s dominance in the region, close relationship with businesses and ubiquitous network enhance the value we’re able to offer to businesses throughout the globe that need the most direct local access to this market,” said Gil Santaliz, CEO of NJFX.

Lightpath’s New York metro area fibre network spans more than 7,000 lit locations throughout the region. “We look forward to enabling reliable, diverse connectivity options for Lightpath customers in a highly-secure, fortified facility that is as close to the edge as a network operator can get,” said Santaliz.