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Optimum Lightpath Connects 2,500th Fiber-Lit Building
Nov 14, 2007 (08:11 AM EST)
JERICHO, N.Y., Nov. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Optimum Lightpath, the next- generation business broadband service provider of Cablevision Systems Corporation , today announced that it has connected the 2,500th building to its intelligent enterprise network that spans the New York metropolitan area.
"Optimum Lightpath's success in surpassing this milestone is testament to the accelerated adoption of Ethernet services by mid and large size businesses that rely on this high-capacity, secure technology to deploy sophisticated and bandwidth-intensive applications," said Dave Pistacchio, executive vice president and general manager, Optimum Lightpath. "Our business strategy to exclusively focus our resources on carrier-class Ethernet - believing that its simplicity, capacity, reliability and scalability will be dominant for years to come - has fueled Optimum Lightpath's strong growth since its inception."
"Driven partly by an increase in Ethernet usage by key market segments in the New York metropolitan area - including the healthcare, financial services and government segments - the market for Ethernet services in this region is expected to exceed the already strong growth of Ethernet services in the U.S.," said Boyd Chastant, Director of Advanced Network Services for IDC, a leading global provider of market intelligence, advisory services, and events for the information technology, telecommunications, and consumer technology markets. "With its footprint in the New York metropolitan area and focus on these market segments, Optimum Lightpath is well-positioned for continued growth and expansion."
Optimum Lightpath owns and manages a fully fiber optic network across the New York metropolitan area for high capacity and secure data, voice and video delivery and management. With more than 2,500 route miles of fiber in the ground and 2,500 lit commercial buildings across the tri-state area, Optimum Lightpath's intelligent enterprise network is designed with the scalability to deliver high bandwidth capacity and network speeds, and supported by built-in intelligence for optimized business performance.
Businesses interested in learning more about Optimum Lightpath's Metro Ethernet services can visit http://www.optimumlightpath.com or call 1-877- LIGHTPATH.
About Optimum Lightpath
Optimum Lightpath, a business telecommunications services division of Cablevision Systems Corporation, uses the power of its reliable and resilient fully fiber optic network to deliver converged data, Internet and voice solutions to businesses throughout the New York metropolitan area. Since its formation 18 years ago, Optimum Lightpath built an advanced fiber-to-the- business-premises network extending more than 2,500 route miles throughout the tri-state area and is MEF 9 and MEF 14 certified. As a result of owning and maintaining this state-of-the-art network, Optimum Lightpath is able to reliably provide scalable, high-capacity IP-based Metro Ethernet services that support high bandwidth data, Internet and voice applications and optimize the enterprise customer's quality of experience.
Optimum Lightpath has been recognized for nine straight years by the New York State Public Service Commission for delivering highly personalized customer service superior to the competition. In 2007 Optimum Lightpath was named "Best North American Regional Service Provider of the Year" by the MEF and named Heavy Reading's 2007 North American Ethernet Service Provider of the Year for Regional Innovation. As the winner of the Metro Ethernet Forum's 2006 Service Provider of the Year Award for Outstanding Innovation, Optimum Lightpath was one of the first service providers in the world and the only North American MSO to earn Carrier Ethernet certification from the Metro Ethernet Forum in April 2006. For more information, visit www.optimumlightpath.com .
Cablevision Systems Corporation is one of the nation's leading entertainment and telecommunications companies. Its cable television operations serve more than 3 million households in the New York metropolitan area. The company's advanced telecommunications offerings include its iO: Interactive Optimum(R) digital television, Optimum Online high-speed Internet, Optimum Voice digital voice-over-cable, and its Optimum Lightpath integrated business communications services. Cablevision's Rainbow Media Holdings LLC operates several successful programming businesses, including AMC, IFC, WE tv and other national and regional networks. In addition to its telecommunications and programming businesses, Cablevision owns Madison Square Garden and its sports teams, the New York Knicks, Rangers and Liberty. The company also operates New York's famed Radio City Music Hall, and owns and operates Clearview Cinemas.
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