LightCore launches commercial service on three new fiber optic rings, adding 12 markets in Louisiana and Texas

February 8, 2005

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CHESTERFIELD, Mo. -- LightCore has launched commercial service on three new fiber optic rings that adds 12 new markets in Louisiana and Texas. This major network expansion project strengthens its position as the leading regional fiber optic network provider in the Central United States.

LightCore added three high-capacity OC-192 fiber rings with more than 2,150 route miles of new fiber to its footprint that now spans more than 12,000 miles. It is the largest network expansion project in the company’s history.

In Louisiana, new points-of-presence (POPs) were established in Alexandria, Baton Rouge, Lafayette, Lake Charles, and New Orleans. In Texas, new POPs were established in Austin, Beaumont, Houston, Nacogdoches, San Antonio, Tyler, and Waco. To see and download a map of LightCore’s expanded network go to:

“Our expansion into these additional Louisiana and Texas markets was driven by strong demand from our key customers,” said Matt Porterfield, senior vice president of sales and marketing for LightCore. “We work very closely with our customers and invite them to be active participants in all of our network planning initiatives. The added routes are a logical extension of our existing network and will help LightCore achieve its growth objectives.”


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