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4Connections Adds More Lit Services to Its Existing Dark Fiber Network


PARSIPPANY, N.J., Oct. 15 -- 4Connections, a New Jersey and New York metro lit and dark fiber provider, announces today it will increase its "lit fiber" services to its existing "dark fiber" network, enabling the company to provide service and choice to end-users in remote areas, where often there is only one carrier available. By adding more lit services over 4Connections' already robust dark fiber network, the telecommunications utility can now offer low latency, Ethernet services to a wider coverage area at speeds up to 10Gbps. Additionally, by expanding its coverage area, 4Connections is now able to monitor more of the existing backbone cables in its network. This could translate to an earlier response to repair a damaged cable in the field in the event of a minor interruption of service or catastrophic failure.

"Dark fiber" is fiber-optic cables or individual fibers that have yet to be used within cables that have already been laid or connected, while "lit" is fiber that is regularly being used to transmit communications.

"The ideal candidate for 4Connections' new Metro Ethernet offering is a customer who has a need for guaranteed bandwidth and may not have the expertise or budget to lease and light dark fiber," states Enzo Clemente, Vice President of Construction and Engineering for 4Connections. "Our Network Operation Center can also provide us with immediate notification if there is ever a signal loss between PoPs. We can do this by monitoring the strands of fiber we are using to provide services to our lit customers, which are alongside those of our dark fiber customers within the same cables. This provides another level of security and reliability."

By adding more lit services to its existing dark fiber network, 4Connections will connect new nodes in its Point of Presence (PoPs) in New York City, Carteret, New Jersey, and Piscataway, New Jersey, with existing nodes in Secaucus, and Newark, New Jersey.

"By increasing our inventory of lit services to remote places," continues Gil Santaliz, President of 4Connections, "4Connections can now be another competitive carrier solution for New Jersey and New York communities. In many cases, there is only one other carrier available, and therefore end-users have no choice in their quality of service or communications' costs. Furthermore, 4Connections has network Points of Presence (PoPs) within major carrier hotels in New York and New Jersey, that house literally hundreds of other carrier networks, thereby increasing clients' service offerings, back-up network solutions, and flexibility."

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About 4Connections, LLC:

Headquartered in Parsippany, New Jersey, 4Connections, LLC is a broadband technology enabler of advanced voice, data and video applications that provides first and last mile fiber capabilities utilizing unique and diverse right of ways. Launched in 2001, the 4Connections team has constructed hundreds of miles of fiber cable in New Jersey and thousands of fiber miles throughout the United States. 4Connections maintains a carrier neutral position and does not compete as a service provider. The company's mission is to enable the deployment of broadband technologies by providing the fiber infrastructure for voice, data and video applications to travel at the speed of light. For more info, please visit

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