Lightpath Lights Up 7,000 NY Locations

Lightpath, the Cablevision Systems unit that serves mid-to-large-sized businesses, said it its fiber-based Ethernet network now connects more than 7,000 locations and spans more than 5,800 fiber route miles.

It said the latest adds, almost half of which include locations in New Jersey, represent ongoing efforts by Lightpath to bring fast, highly-reliable telecom services to more mid-market organizations, noting that this particular group requires those attributes as they ramp up support for cloud-based apps, mobile devices, video conferencing and other bandwidth-intensive activities.

In the past year, more than 1,000 new locations have been brought onto the company’s network, Lightpath said.

“With one of the densest fiber networks in the country, Lightpath is helping to ensure that more businesses than ever are positioned to capitalize on a range of new opportunities, driving success,” said Lightpath SVP and chief strategy officer Julia McGrath, in a statement.

Lightpath revenues rose 3.9%, to $85 million, in the fourth quarter of 2013, and reached $332.6 million, up 2.7%, for the full calendar year.