About Us

Our History

  • 1995
  • Stealth Commmunications founded in NYC

    The days when dial-up Internet was popular and Netscape was the browser. Our initial connection to the Internet started at a T1 (1.5Mbps) into the MCI Backbone.

  • 1996
  • Started commercial offerings

    ISDN 128Kbps, Fractional 64Kbps to Full T1 (1.5Mbps) services

  • Developed custom router technologies

    Stealth built it's own router using PC and FPGA's, and developed it's own Layer-2 transmission technology capable of running at 1 Gbps Full-Duplex (before Gigabit-Ethernet had been standardized.)

  • 1997
  • Expansion into Financial Sector

    First to offer native Ethernet connections to Island ECN within the NYC Metro Area over Stealth's custom-built router technology.

  • 1998-1999
  • Massive Internet traffic growth

    Over a dozen DS-3 (45 Mbps) private peering connections established, and establish public peering at NYIIX.

  • 2000
  • Prewiring Office Buildings

    Stealth pre-wired two office bulidings in Lower Manhattan with access to Fast-Ethernet Internet access: 50 Broad Street and 29 Broadway.

  • Stealth joins 6Bone IPv6 Testbed

    Stealth joins the 6bone and receives a pTLA assignment

  • 2001
  • NY6IX Launched

    Largest IPv6 Exchange at the time on the East Coast, connecting over 12 organizations. Members included: Sprint, France Telecom, Dept. of Defense, Qwest and ESNet.

  • Production IPv6 Ready!

    Stealth receives IPv6 sTLA allocation from ARIN, making it one of the first ten IPv6 network in North America.

  • 2002
  • Stealth WDM Optical Backbone

    Transmode CWDM System

    Stealth's backbone upgraded using Transmode CWDM, 16 CWDM channels between its core hubs.

  • Sprint Gigabit Deal

    Stealth becomes Sprint's single largest IP customer in New York City, with Gigabits of capacity.

  • 2003
  • 10 Gbps Router Deployment

    Procket 8812 Router



    Stealth selects and deploy's Procket Routers, supporting high-density 10 Gbps connections on the backbone.

  • Stealth Intro's VoIP Peering

    Voice Peering Fabric: The world's first distributed Ethernet exchange dedicated for carrying VoIP traffic and enabling peer-to-peer calls using ENUM technology without touching the PSTN. more)

  • We organized and hosted multiple Voice Peering Forum events, featuring firms on the cutting edge of VoIP technology.

    Gary Kim Hosting Panel @ Voice Peering Forum 2008

  • Stealth Deploys Force10 TeraScale Platform

    Force10 E1200i



    Force10 E-Series deployed in New York, Atlanta, Miami and Los Angeles.

  • Big Apple Peering Exchange (Big APE)

    Big APE launched in 2005, a low-cost high-performance IPv4 peering platform for ISPs and content providers in the NYC area. NY6IX service merges into Big APE.

  • 2009-2010
  • Over 500 direct connections

    Stealth exchanges traffic directly with over 500 other Internet networks, including major ISPs and content providers.

  • 2013
  • New York City Fiber Franchise

    Stealth Communications receives both the information and telecommunications franchises, authorizing the company to install fiber optic cables throughout the City's public right-of-way.

  • Fiber Construction Starts!

    Stealth's in-house fiber construction crew, begins construction of a new fiber optic backbone starting from Midtown Manhattan heading towards the Financial District.

    Stealth Fiber Crew installing fiber optic cables underneath the streets of Midtown Manhattan

  • Stealth joins NYCEDC's ConnectNYC Fiber Challenge

    NYCEDC Launches Second Round of ConnectNYC to Construct Free Fiber Cable Wiring For Businesses Across New York City

  • 2014
  • New core hub at 325 Hudson Street

    Stealth pulls in two 864 fiber-count cables into 325 Hudson Street (North & South) and installs a 24 Tbps Internet Core Router.

    Stealth Cage at 325 Hudson Street

  • 2015
  • Stealth expands into Brooklyn

    Stealth partners with NYCEDC's Connect IBZ to expand Ultrafast Gigabit Broadband into the Industrial Business Zones in NYC

  • Fiber installed in over a hundred buildings!

    Stealth Fiber Crew has made tremendous progress, bringing Fiber to just over 130 commercial buildings in Manhattan as of this this year.

  • 2016

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    Based in New York City, Stealth Communications provides ultrafast Gigabit Internet connectivity to businesses since 1995. In 2013, the company received authorization from the City of New York to commence construction of its own fiber network. Laying every single cable and servicing each customer personally, Stealth offers some of the City's fastest and most reliable Internet service at a nominal cost, providing a platform for New York's businesses and entrepreneurs to thrive.