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Farmingdale fiber optic company sale finalized

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The sale of Farmingdale-based fiber optic network provider Open Access Inc. has closed, said the buyer, Lightower Fiber Networks. 

Lightower, of Boxborough, Mass., first announced the deal in December. The privately held company did not say how much it paid for Open Access. 

Open Access’s client base is Long Island-wide, and includes more than 230 commercial buildings and data centers, Lightower said. 

Both companies are privately owned, and the terms of the sale were not made public. 

Open Access, with headquarters on Bi-County Boulevard in Farmingdale, provides fiber-based, “diverse, cost-effective, customized end-to-end communications solutions,” Lightower said in a news release. 

“The completion of this acquisition strengthens our position in this very important market, Rob Shanahan, chief executive of Lightower, said. “Demand for our end-to-end fiber connectivity continues to grow, and we see great potential for expanding our customer base and market share throughout Long Island and the greater New York City region.” 

Lightower’s current network has more than 5,800 fiber route miles and provides access to over 2,300 commercial buildings, data centers, telco hotels, and other critical interconnection facilities. Lightower’s footprint extends throughout Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New Jersey, and New York, including Long Island and New York City.

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