Lightower Builds Out Chicago Fiber Network

Better connectivity is coming to Chicago.
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Lightower Fiber Networks, a provider of custom, high-capacity network services, is making a major investment in its network in the Chicago metro region. In Chicago, Lightower is constructing multiple new fiber rings throughout the downtown area and the surrounding communities of Oak Brook, Elk Grove and Franklin Park. This network expansion will make Lightower services available to hundreds of new buildings and data centers throughout the area. 

Businesses, educational institutions and government groups will all have access to the new network, including Ethernet, dark fiber, Internet access, video transport and managed private optical networks. Customers also gain access to the entire Lightower Network of over 20,000 route miles and 7,500 service locations throughout the Chicago area, the Northeast and the Mid-Atlantic. 

“Chicago is a natural fit for us, as we continue our strategy of bringing all-fiber solutions to the places where organizations do business,” said Rob Shanahan, CEO of Lightower. “As area businesses, schools and governments require more and more bandwidth, Lightower will be there to supply them.”