Lexent Delivers Dark Fiber Installations in Manhattan through Construction Embargo
November 21, 2008
Lexent Metro Connect, a provider of dark fiber networks in the New York Metropolitan area, is still keeping its promise to deliver dark fiber installations in Manhattan within 30 days despite New York City’s annual holiday construction embargo.
In a bid to reduce traffic disturbances during year end holiday season, the New York City Department of Transportation puts a street and sidewalk construction embargo from November 24th through January 2, 2009, from 6 a.m. to midnight. The embargo however has not stopped Lexent Metro Connect’s trained professionals to miss deadlines and they often work in the early morning hours to ensure they complete the dark fiber installations for their clients.
Due to the annual embargo, a number of other competing fiber-optic installation firms miss their deadlines as it is quite difficult to finish work on time by working only for few hours each day. Backed by its force of over 300 service professionals and by leveraging its own proprietary dark fiber network, Lexent continue its timely construction throughout the holiday embargo.
In contrast to competitors who depend on third-party contractors and need months to construct a dark fiber network, Lexent’s workforce finishes the work in only thirty days or less. This is especially beneficial for customers whose network installations commence during the winter months in Manhattan.
Ray La Chance, president of Lexent Metro Connect noted that as they own and maintain their own dark fiber network; they provide a distinct benefit to telecom carriers and enterprise customers who are looking for scalable, flexible, and affordable network options and last-mile connectivity.
A combination of Lexent’s dark fiber and key relationships developed with New York City’s infrastructure allows the company to deliver virtually unlimited bandwidth in thirty days or less, regardless of the embargo that impacts other competitors.
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Edited by Jessica Kostek