Thursday, August 16, 2007

National Grid Wireless Changes Name to Lightower

National Grid Wireless, a start-up based in Boxborough, MA, has changed its corporate name to Lightower. The name change comes after the completion of the purchase of the wireless assets, fiber optic infrastructure and wireless services organization by M/C Venture Partners and Wachovia Capital Partners, announced in May 2007.



Lightower's network infrastructure portfolio consisting of approximately 350 communications towers, access to over two million distribution poles, and an extensive dark fiber network in New England, with over 1,100 available route miles.



Lightower is also developing an outdoor distributed antenna systems (DAS). Its first, multi-carrier DAS in the US on Nantucket three years ago.
http://www.lightower.com

  • In May 2007, M/C Venture Partners and Wachovia Capital Partners agreed to purchase the US operations of National Grid plc. for approximately $290 million. National Grid Wireless US operates an extensive communications infrastructure portfolio consisting of approximately 350 communications towers and over 1,100 route miles of dark fiber.

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