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Lightower – Philadelphia Data Center

Lightower Fiber Network’s Philadelphia data center is located at 401 N. Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103. The data center is located in premier carrier hotel in Philadelphia. Lightower offers a comprehensive suite of colocation services.

The data center offers half and full cabinet colocation space, and customized caged space. The data center has full 24×7 access monitoring system by building management and full 24×7 card reader access through main door. The data center uses pre action dry pipe fire suppression system for any fire spark. Integrated smoke and heat detection system is also installed in the facility.

The data center provides AC and DC power to the customer’s equipment. The facility uses multi module UPS systems for the backup power on the loss of utility power with immediate shift over of power load to diesel generator. The diesel generator has fuel storage for 24 hours of runtime and 2 hours response for fuel delivery. The data center provides power density of 200 watts per square feet with higher power densities are available. The diverse power is delivered through redundant PDUs with A/B power feeds. Cooling and humidity in the data center is controlled through HVAC units in N+1 redundancy with cooling not less than 200 BTU/H per square feet. The data center provides HVAC leak detection system. Lightower has maintenance contracts for testing of critical electrical and mechanical equipment on quarterly, semi-annually, and annually.

The 401 N. Broad Street colocation facility is a carrier neutral facility with cross connections to multiple carriers of choice. The data center is connected to Lightower Fiber Networks’ backbone allowing access to high capacity Wavelength, Ethernet and SONET services. With dual entrances and risers into the building, the data center is able to support diversity with network services. The 24 x 7 x 365 NOC staff provides the monitoring and support services.


About Lightower

Lightower Fiber Networks is a leading provider of high capacity network solutions and Information Technology (IT) services.  The company provides fiber based networking solutions to enterprise, government, carrier, and data center customers. Lightower’s unique and diverse network is connected to over 7,500 service locations with 20,000 route miles, 130 connected data centers, 40+ connected financial exchanges, 18 Lightower colocation data centers, and 115 carrier hotels and central offices. Lightower delivers highly reliable, best in-class services and solutions, including Ethernet, wavelength, dark fiber, Internet access, private networks, video transport, SONET, Long Haul, custom solutions, cloud connectivity, and colocation. Lightower network is actively carrying 100 Gbps customer traffic and serves customer needs from 10 Mbps to 100 Gbps. The company serves 2,000 enterprises including Fortune 500 companies, carriers, government agencies, healthcare providers, financial services firms, school and universities, and many more. Lightower’s coverage area includes the major cities of Boston, New York, Chicago, Philadelphia, Baltimore, Washington DC, internationally to Toronto and London. The company was formerly known as National Grid Wireless Holdings, and changed its name to Lightower Fiber Networks in August 2007. The company was incorporated in 2003, and is based in Boxborough, MA.

Lightower – Philadelphia Data Center
401 N. Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103

Lightower – Philadelphia Data Center Highlights

  • Located in Premier Carrier Hotel in Philadelphia
  • Colocation
    • Half and Full Cabinets
    • Caged Space
  • 24×7 Access Monitoring System by Building Management
  • 24×7 Card Reader Access Through Main Door
  • Pre Action Dry Pipe Fire Suppression System
  • Integrated Smoke And Heat Detection System
  • AC And DC Power Options
  • Multi Module UPS Systems
  • Diesel Generator
  • Fuel Storage For 24 Hours Of Runtime
  • Power Density of 200 Watts Per Square Feet
  • Redundant PDUs With A/B Power Feeds
  • HVAC Units
    • HVAC Units in N+1 Redundancy
    • Cooling Not Less Than 200 BTU/H Per Square Feet
    • HVAC Leak Detection System
  • Maintenance Contracts for Testing of Critical Electrical and Mechanical Equipment
  • Carrier Neutral Facility
  • Dual Fiber Entrances
  • 24 x 7 x 365 NOC Staff

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