Lightpath, an all-fibre, infrastructure-based connectivity provider has announced a new
regional long-haul route connecting the world’s data centre epicenter of Ashburn, in Virginia, to the
New York Metro area.
This 300-mile route is geographically diverse from existing Lightpath routes between New York and Ashburn, offering customers distinct paths to and from the regions, the company said in a statement. Customers with end-point destinations in Ashburn, can connect back to anywhere on
Lightpath’s 19,000-mile network covering New York City, New Jersey, Long Island, Connecticut,
Lightpath will offer flexible bandwidth options along the route up to 800 Gbps optical transport. In addition, customers can directly connect to major cloud providers in the Ashburn area, as well as critical area data centres, presenting further options for their network strategies. The biggest benefit of fibre is that it offers much faster speeds over much longer distances than traditional copper-based technologies such as digital subscriber line (DSL) internet and cable internet.
A fibre internet connection easily can be 10 times as fast as a standard cable connection. Phil Olivero, Lightpath CTO said:
“Our new Ashburn route is extremely important to many of our customers who need absolutely reliable connectivity between these major technology centers. Offering a geographically diverse route between New York and Ashburn is a perfect complement to the routes we already offer between these regions. We know that companies using connectivity between Ashburn data centers and New York data centers demand the highest levels of connectivity, reliability and performance. Combining this new route with our existing routes, all with our latest network technologies, is as good as it gets.”
The new Ashburn route will support Lightpath’s optical transport services (OTS) as well as
Ethernet services. Lightpath recently upgraded its all-fibre network optical services to the latest
Ciena technologies, delivering more service options plus unsurpassed reliability and security.
Customers on the new route will have a variety of secure OTS options that also deliver ease of
scaling and reduced latency and jitter.