Lightower launches upgraded wholesale programme

16 May 2017 | Jason McGee-Abe


Lightower Fiber Networks has announced the launch of its enhanced Wholesale Programme. The launch comes with new tools including an upgraded wholesale portal and user access to the Lightower Wholesale Fast Start programme, which accelerates the deployment of the Lightower Network to new service locations.    

Available now throughout the entire Lightower service area, the Wholesale Fast Start programme is designed to make it faster, easier, and more economical to work with Lightower on delivering solutions to strategic service locations. Additionally, the Lightower wholesale portal has been expanded to include pricing capabilities, thereby expediting the wholesale inquiry process for users. The combination of these two tools creates a powerful and efficient experience for Lightower wholesale partners.  

In addition to these programme enhancements, Lightower also recently received Carrier Ethernet 2.0 network certification across its entire service area. This certification ensures simpler and faster interconnecting of Ethernet circuits across carrier networks.  

Lightower offers wholesale partners a comprehensive suite of all-fibre networking solutions, including dark fibre, Ethernet, IP, SONET, and wavelengths. Lightower is also a specialist in the wireless industry, providing network services to over 7,000 macro and small cell locations.

“Lightower has over 25 years of experience working with carriers and wholesale partners to design, deliver, and support custom, all-fibre network solutions,” commented Herb Boynton, SVP for sales engineering and complex solutions for Lightower. “Our team understands the dynamics and challenges of the wholesale marketplace, and these programme enhancements are a direct result of what has been asked for by our customers.”

Lightower owns and operates over 33,000 fibre route miles, and provides connectivity to 22,000+ service locations across 17 states, including 275+ data centers, 500+ telco hotels and central offices, 40+ financial exchanges, plus major cloud providers.