fiber optics

IFC-1 Welcomes Fergus Innes as Managing Director

By | 2017-08-31T09:12:14+00:00 August 31st, 2017|Categories: cable, carrier, Connectivity, fiber, fiber optics, Internet Service Providers, Network, Submarine Cable Network, subsea cable, tech, Technology, Telecom|Tags: , , , , |

Ireland-France Subsea Cable Limited (“IFSC”) is building an ultra-high capacity 565 km cable connecting Dublin to Paris. Designed to meet growing demands of carriers, ISPs and enterprises that require state-of-the-art connectivity to Europe, IFC-1 is scheduled for completion 2Q 2019. Making telecom history, IFC-1 is the first direct subsea cable to connect Ireland to France. To further business [...]

FirstLight to Enhance Healthcare Operations Management for ConvenientMD

By | 2017-07-26T13:33:07+00:00 July 26th, 2017|Categories: business collaboration, business partnership, cloud, cloud computing, colocation, Connectivity, dark fiber, Data Center, Data Center Connectivity, data security, fiber, fiber network, fiber optics, FirstLight, healthcare, Internet, IT, IT Infrastructure, Network, Network Solutions, Security, voice, VoIP, VoIP service|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

There are few industries implementing technology as rapidly into their operations as healthcare. FirstLight recognizes this, and has been working with top medical organizations to bring better connectivity and reliable networks. To that end, the leading fiber-optic bandwidth infrastructure services provider operating in the Northeast, announced today that ConvenientMD, an urgent care walk-in group with locations throughout New [...]

Hammer Fiber and Go Long Wireless Enter Exciting Partnership

By | 2017-07-26T13:07:27+00:00 July 26th, 2017|Categories: Broadband, broadband connections, broadband infrastructure, business collaboration, business expansion, business investment, business partnership, business strategy, fiber, fiber optics, rural areas, Rural Telecom, VoIP, VoIP service, wireless, wireless broadband telecommunications networks|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Hammer Fiber Optic Investments Ltd., a New Jersey-based wireless and fiber network operator and wholly owned subsidiary of publicly traded Hammer Fiber Optic Holdings Corp (OTCQB:HMMR) has entered into a new partnership that will lead to dramatic expansion. The company announced today that is has teamed up with Go Long Wireless, Ltd. (GLW), a company based [...]

LightRiver Wins Best Next-Gen Optical Communication Technology Provider Award

By | 2017-07-12T13:16:55+00:00 July 12th, 2017|Categories: awards, business awards, Factory Built Network, Factory Built Network, fiber network, fiber optics, jsa blog, LightRiver, Optical Networking, Optical Transport, telecom awards, telecom industry blog, telecom news, telecom news blog, Telecom News Now, Telecommunications|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Another well-deserved award for LightRiver Technologies, Inc., the leader in Factory Built Network® design and commissioning of multi-vendor packet optical networks. Technology Media Telecom (TMT) News has awarded LightRiver as the Best Next-Gen Optical Communication Technology Provider for 2017. The TMT News Award recognizes LightRiver’s Factory Built Network® solution as the USA’s “Most Sophisticated Telecom Network [...]

Sovernet Communications Rebrands as FirstLight

By | 2017-05-24T10:32:04+00:00 May 24th, 2017|Categories: Acquisition, Bandwidth Infrastructure, business acquisition, business expansion, business strategy, fiber, fiber network, fiber optics, FirstLight|Tags: , , , , , , , |

The unprecedented growth continues for FirstLight. The company's expansion continued today, as the leading fiber-optic bandwidth infrastructure services provider operating in the Northeast completed the next step in its integration process with Sovernet Communications (“Sovernet”) – rebranding Sovernet as FirstLight. Both FirstLight and Sovernet have been serving the communications needs of Vermonters for more than 15 years [...]

FirstLight Solutions Enrich Overall Performance for Greater Johnstown School District

By | 2017-05-11T14:47:19+00:00 May 11th, 2017|Categories: Bandwidth Infrastructure, dark fiber, education, fiber, fiber network, fiber optics, FirstLight, Internet, Network, Network Solutions|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

FirstLight has experienced expansive growth during the past year, and has provided network solutions to more and more organizations in a variety of sectors. In keeping with that trend, the leading fiber-optic bandwidth infrastructure services provider operating in the Northeast announced today that the Greater Johnstown School District has selected FirstLight to provide Internet connectivity to schools throughout [...]

SEL and LightRiver Team Up to Offer New, Dependable Solutions to Critical Infrastructure Industries

By | 2017-05-11T11:00:25+00:00 May 11th, 2017|Categories: business partnership, engineering, Ethernet, Factory Built Network, Factory Built Network, fiber optics, jsa blog, LightRiver, LightRiver Labs, Network, network equipment, Telecom, telecom news, telecom news blog, Telecom News Now, Telecommunications, utility|Tags: , , , , , , , |

In follow up to LightRiver’s news earlier this week about working with NV Energy on a critical network build, LightRiver announces today its new partnership with Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories, Inc. (SEL). As partners, LightRiver and SEL will offer communication networking technology, solutions, and services that deliver the performance and security required for demanding industrial control system [...]

Crosslake Fibre Announces New Subsea Cable System

By | 2017-05-09T14:06:43+00:00 May 9th, 2017|Categories: bandwidth, Bandwidth Infrastructure, Canada, Connectivity, dark fiber, fiber, fiber engineering, fiber network, fiber optics, Financial, General, international carrier, internet traffic, managed services, network provider, Submarine Cable Network, subsea cable, Telecom, Telecommunications|Tags: , , , , , , |

Dark fiber provider, Crosslake Fibre Inc. just announced their newest fiber project, a submarine cable build linking Toronto to Buffalo. The project is the first submarine cable system across Lake Ontario connecting through Toronto into the U.S. The network will land northwest of Lockport, NY, on the U.S. side and on the Canadian side will be [...]

Lightower Hosts Ribbon Cutting for New Detroit Office

By | 2017-04-19T10:06:14+00:00 April 19th, 2017|Categories: bandwidth, Bandwidth Infrastructure, Broadband, broadband infrastructure, business expansion, business investment, commercial real estate, Commercial Real Estate Technology, Connectivity, dark fiber, data network services, Dedicated Internet Access, economy, Events, fiber network, fiber optics, General, Lightower, tech, technology startup, Telecom, telecom event, Telecommunications|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Lightower Fiber Networks continues its strong growth and expansion with a new office located at 755 West Big Beaver Road in Detroit, MI. This office will further support Lightower’s employee base and network infrastructure of over 1,200 route miles of fiber and over 100 on-net buildings throughout the region. Over the past few years, Detroit has [...]

FirstLight and Sovernet Communications Join Forces

By | 2017-03-14T11:49:11+00:00 March 14th, 2017|Categories: Acquisition, bandwidth, Bandwidth Infrastructure, business acquisition, business collaboration, business continuity, business expansion, business investment, business partnership, business strategy, data, Data Center, Data Center Connectivity, fiber, fiber engineering, fiber network, fiber optics, FirstLight Fiber, Network, network growth, network operators, network route|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

  It’s official - FirstLight Fiber, a leading fiber-optic bandwidth infrastructure services provider operating in the Northeast, has announced that Oak Hill Capital Partners has completed its acquisition of Sovernet Communications (“Sovernet”), combining the operations of Sovernet with FirstLight. It is the latest in a series of impressive moves for Oak Hill and First Light. Along [...]

Wilcon Provides Higher Education With Higher Speeds

By | 2017-02-16T10:36:51+00:00 February 16th, 2017|Categories: bandwidth, Blogs, carrier, Connectivity, dark fiber, Data Center, fiber, fiber optics, higher education, jsa blog, JSA Clients, Network, Telecom, telecom industry blog, telecom news, telecom news blog, Telecom News Now, Telecommunications, wireless|Tags: , , , |

Higher education calls for higher speeds and today, Wilcon, the premier West Coast provider of best-in-class fiber optic and data center infrastructure, announced its deployment of a scalable fiber optic network to Soka University’s campus in Aliso Viejo, California. According to Online Colleges, up to 41% of students have three or more devices connected to the [...]

FirstLight Fiber and Oxford Networks Join Forces

By | 2017-01-04T11:12:13+00:00 January 4th, 2017|Categories: bandwidth, Bandwidth Infrastructure, business collaboration, business expansion, business partnership, cloud, Connectivity, Data Center, fiber, fiber network, fiber optics, FirstLight Fiber, M&A, managed services|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

FirstLight Fiber has increased its footprint with a considerable acquisition. The leading fiber-optic bandwidth infrastructure services provider operating in New York and Northern New England, announced today that Oak Hill Capital Partners has completed its acquisition of Oxford Networks, and has combined the operations of Oxford with FirstLight. This is quite significant, as FirstLight now operates 5,000 route [...]

Lightower Expands its Fiber Network throughout North Carolina

By | 2016-10-12T08:55:57+00:00 October 12th, 2016|Categories: bandwidth, Bandwidth Infrastructure, Broadband, broadband infrastructure, cloud, cloud computing, colocation, dark fiber, data, Ethernet, fiber, fiber network, fiber optics, Financial, General, Government, higher education, hybrid cloud, IP transit, Lightower, lit fiber, long haul, low latency, Low-Latency Network, Network, Technology, Telecom, Telecommunications|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Lightower Fiber Networks is expanding its high-performance fiber network within ‘The Tarheel’ state. Adding over 365 fiber route miles, Lightower’s fiber build in North Carolina will serve thousands of organizations located in downtown Raleigh and Charlotte, including Fortune 500 companies, educational institutions, and governments. The expansion of 120 miles to Lightower’s existing network in Raleigh, along [...]

INdigital Taps FirstLight Fiber for New Emergency Services Network for State of NH

By | 2016-09-29T09:22:00+00:00 September 29th, 2016|Categories: customer win, Data Center, emergency services, fiber, fiber network, fiber optics, Government, Internet, jsa blog, Network, network provider, Publice Safety, Telecom, telecom industry blog, telecom news, telecom news blog|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

"When it comes to life, safety and emergency services, having a highly resilient network is critical. FirstLight’s IP Network is designed in a manner which creates seamless failover in the event of a network impairment,” stated Kurt Van Wagenen, President and Chief Executive Officer of FirstLight. “We are honored to have been selected by our region’s [...]

Learn to Power Your Local Economy at NGN’s Georgia Gigabit Communities Summit

By | 2016-09-21T14:03:23+00:00 September 21st, 2016|Categories: B2B, bandwidth, Bandwidth Infrastructure, Broadband, broadband connections, broadband infrastructure, Events, fiber optics, General, Gigabit internet, Internet, jsa blog, JSA Clients, Network, telecom event, telecom industry blog, telecom infrastructure, telecom news, telecom news blog|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

In today’s economy, having reliable and speedy access to the Internet has become a key factor in business success. Businesses that have superior broadband hold an advantage over those that have subpar access to the World Wide Web. There are many rural broadband initiatives currently taking place throughout the U.S. Communities that have top-notch connectivity edge [...]