Defining a New Paradigm in Business Communications for
the New Jersey/New York Metro Area
For nearly two decades, Optimum Lightpath has been at
the forefront of business communications, enabling organizations
to deploy communications solutions that increase productivity,
improve operational flexibility and reduce costs. With a streamlined
array of voice, data and Internet solutions, Optimum Lightpath
continues to lead the way in defining a new paradigm in business
communications, that extend the capabilities—and benefits—of
the world's most widely deployed local area technology beyond
a single facility to metropolitan and wide area networks.
The paradigm shift? From cumbersome, traditional Time Division
Multiplexing (TDM) services characterized by poor, unreliable service
to sleek, sophisticated, highly reliable Metro
Why Metro Ethernet?
There are several reasons Metro Ethernet is becoming the communications
service of choice for businesses.
- Metro Ethernet is simple. Ethernet is
a ubiquitous technology that is already the backbone of local
area networks in 99% of businesses throughout the world.
What could be easier or more seamless than a handoff to a
wide-area Ethernet network?
- Metro Ethernet is scalable. It can handle
whatever level of bandwidth you need now, or will need in
the future—from speeds of 10 megabits per second 10
gigabits per second.
- Metro Ethernet is extremely reliable.
Today's carrier-class Ethernet, with 99.99% network uptime
and sub 50 millisecond network recovery, is designed to deliver
the quality of service the most demanding businesses require.
- Metro Ethernet is cost effective. Metro
Ethernet from Optimum Lightpath can deliver significant—and
growing—savings as compared with traditional telecom
Unrivaled Communications Solutions
We further differentiate Optimum Lightpath's Metro Ethernet
- Guaranteed simplicity—including highly competitive,
flat-rate pricing that simplifies budgeting
- Guaranteed reliability—guaranteed network uptime
of 99.99%, <50 ms network recovery
- Guaranteed bandwidth—100% of the bandwidth you pay
for, 100% of the time
- Greatest Savings — if your monthly telecom bill is
$2,000 per month or more, you could save as much as 50 percent
versus your current bill for voice, data and Internet services.
A Network Built for Business
To deliver our top-caliber Metro Ethernet solutions, Optimum
Lightpath draws on the power of our expansive fiber-to-the-premise
network, which extends more than 2,500 route miles—128,000
actual miles—throughout the tri-state area. In fact,
over 2,000 commercial buildings across the tri-state area are
fiber optically lit by Optimum Lightpath. Because we
own, manage and maintain our own network with 4-fiber
protection and 24x7x365 monitoring, we can ensure the quality
of our customers' experience, while supporting each organization
with highly reliable, scalable, IP-based communications solutions.
- Every year since 1998, the New York State Public Service
Commission has awarded Optimum Lightpath its "Commendation
for Excellent Service."
- In 2006, the Metro Ethernet Forum (MEF)—the preeminent
worldwide organization dedicated to accelerating the adoption
of carrier Ethernet networks and services—named Optimum
Lightpath its North American Carrier Ethernet Provider of
the Year for Outstanding Innovation.
- Also in 2006, Optimum Lightpath became one of the first
service providers in the world—and the only Multi-Service
Operator in North America—to earn Carrier Ethernet
certification from the MEF.