SOURCE: Lexent Metro Connect

Lexent Metro Connect

September 23, 2009 08:58 ET

Lexent Metro Connect Provides Custom Built Network Solutions to Ensure the Lowest Latency Dark Fiber Paths

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - September 23, 2009) - Lexent Metro Connect, the leading provider of dark fiber networks in the New York Metropolitan area, today announces that its custom, build-to-suit, truly carrier-neutral network solutions provide financial companies, enterprise businesses and carriers the opportunity to construct the shortest distance between two network points, reducing latency and enhancing reliability. This announcement comes on the heels of Lexent's recent low latency, dark fiber network expansion news into key facilities operated by leading datacenter providers including Equinix, Switch and Data, Telx, Savvis and others, in New Jersey.

Lexent's solutions leverage its already vast network footprint to analyze and plan custom paths to shorten network distance, which ensures the lowest latency dark fiber routes. With thousands of fiber miles to choose from, Lexent's ability to construct custom network paths provides companies that require dark fiber, the ability to transform their communications infrastructure quickly, efficiently and cost effectively.

Simply shaving a few milliseconds off a dark fiber route can mean the difference between thousands of dollars on each transaction. Today, Lexent's metro dark fiber network already provides some of the lowest latency paths available (sub 100 micro-second) interconnecting all of the major New York City carrier hotels and over 100 enterprise buildings to the top New Jersey datacenters. Global banks, financial exchanges and other enterprise clients located within miles of the Lexent network can choose from existing or custom network solutions to for ultra fast, secure connectivity in, out and throughout the region.

"Lexent is the only truly neutral, open access dark fiber provider in the New York Metro region that can provide a quick to market custom network solution that can shave microseconds across a network's path," states Ray La Chance, President and CEO of Lexent Metro Connect. "Our goal is to provide our customers 'freedom of choice,' enabling them to develop customized optical network solutions over a secure, high-capacity fiber infrastructure that has been route optimized to minimize latency between core regional datacenter facilities."

In partnership with its sister company, Hugh O'Kane Electric, a leading provider of mission critical electrical and telecommunications infrastructure design, installation and maintenance services, Lexent Metro is able to provide fast, flexible and carrier neutral dark fiber networks, overcoming third party construction issues that often plague other providers in and around New York City and New Jersey.

"We have seen a significant increase in financial firms joining our client roster within the past 12 months," continues Mr. La Chance. "By utilizing our dark fiber network footprint coupled with our custom solutions, financial companies are able to ensure optimal control over their network security, physical redundancy, bandwidth and latency."

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 leader in the New York Metropolitan area, Lexent is the only fiber provider that owns, operates, builds and maintains its entire network with its own in-house engineering, construction and maintenance workforce. 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 info@lexent.net or call 212.981.0700.

About Hugh O'Kane Electric Company, Inc.

HUGH O'KANE ELECTRIC COMPANY, INC (HOK) has been a leading provider of electrical construction and maintenance services to businesses in the Greater New York metropolitan area since 1946. With its staff of experienced engineering professionals and technical experts, HOK offers one-stop shopping for design, value engineering, installation, maintenance, repair and emergency backup. HOK has provided contracting services for a wide variety of industries and institutions, including telecommunications, financial services and commercial real estate, in and around New York City. For more information, please visit www.hokane.com.

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