Lightower acquisition will expand NY footprint
Lightower Fiber Networks, a Boxborough-based provider of metro fiber network and bandwidth services, said that it is acquiring Open Access Inc. to expand its existing network and customer base throughout Long Island and the Greater New York City region.
Both Lightower and Open Access are private companies, and the financial details of the transaction are not being disclosed.
Headquartered in Farmingdale, N.Y., Open Access is a provider of diverse, cost-effective, customized end-to-end communications solutions. Open Access owns and operates a network across Long Island and the surrounding areas providing access to more than 230 commercial buildings and data centers.
"The acquisition of Open Access will increase Lightower’s position in this important, growing market,” Lightower chief executive Rob Shanahan said in a statement. “Open Access has developed a great local presence and now Long Island customers can benefit from Lightower’s extended network reach.”