SOURCE: Lexent Metro Connect

Lexent Metro Connect

August 04, 2009 09:02 ET

Lexent Metro Connect and FiberMedia Join to Offer Network Access and Space at One of New York's Leading Carrier Hotels, 75 Broad Street

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - August 4, 2009) - Lexent Metro Connect, the leading provider of dark fiber networks in the New York Metropolitan area, and FiberMedia, provider of turn-key solutions for datacenter space, managed services and niche technology solutions with four major datacenter facilities in the Metro New York area, announce today the two companies have created a strategic partnership to offer industry-leading, network access space to one of New York City's top carrier hotels, 75 Broad Street. With this partnership, bandwidth-intensive customers such as financial, insurance, healthcare, pharmaceutical, and telecommunications companies, educational institutions, and government agencies, can now build a state-of-the-art, custom built, dark fiber optic network with Lexent Metro Connect and then collocate their core network infrastructure equipment at 75 Broad Street with FiberMedia, benefiting from FiberMedia's network planning, technical support and managed services.

"As the only truly neutral, open access dark fiber provider in the New York Metro region, Lexent customers rely on us to provide 'freedom of choice' amongst the region's top tier data center facilities," states Ray La Chance, President and CEO of Lexent Metro Connect. "The addition of Fiber Media's 75 Broad Street location to the Lexent network helps meet our clients' rising demands for high quality, well connected data center space."

"Once customers' dark fiber networks enter our 75 Broad Street data center facility, FiberMedia works with clients to ensure flexible and affordable datacenter solutions, specifically designed to address critical data storage and other ongoing business concerns," continues Christopher Heim, COO of FiberMedia. "Additionally we offer short-term and long-term placement of fulltime technical staff to support infrastructure and application development and assignments, including HIPPA and SOX compliant solutions. Our solutions provide a true, turn-key network offering, so that our customers are building and interconnecting their networks within a cost-effective and solution-oriented environment."

Network connectivity to 75 Broad Street, New York City as well as network interconnectivity between 75 Broad Street and all other major carrier hotels and many enterprise buildings throughout the New York metro area are now available. To view the complete Lexent Metro Connect dark fiber footprint, please visit To build your own dark fiber network, contact

About Lexent Metro Connect

Lexent Metro Connect, LLC provides enterprise customers and service providers in New York City and its surrounding boroughs with state of the art, custom built, dark fiber optic networks. As a leading provider of dark fiber networks in the New York Metropolitan area, Lexent is the only fiber provider that owns, operates, builds and maintains its own dark fiber network in-house. Lexent provides its customers with the option to leverage an existing dark fiber network as an extension of their own, or to build a new, dedicated, private fiber network in the City. Lexent also provides direct connectivity to carrier-neutral colocation facilities, enabling Freedom of Choice in pursuing wholesale buying of Network Services. Lexent's ever-growing network provides diverse connectivity between regional Carrier Hotels, Central Offices, and Enterprise Buildings. For more information on Lexent Metro Connect, please email or call 212.981.0700.

About FiberMedia

FiberMedia owns and operates a network of datacenters and offers scalable managed services to address critical data management and transport functions for businesses and institutions. Colocation space, along with fully-managed datacenter operations are available within their secure, carrier-neutral facilities that include locations in New York City, Westchester, Jersey City, Brooklyn, Cleveland and Miami. FiberMedia provides turnkey data storage, business continuity & disaster recovery solutions as a safe and affordable alternative for their customers' functional remote datacenter operations. For over 20 years, their design/build division has provided complete development and construction services to create new custom-tailored new datacenter facilities. FiberMedia is a privately held, shareholder-operated company known for their innovation and responsiveness. Visit for more data.

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