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Colo Atl, Fiber Network Owners Alliance (FNA) Peering Workshop a Success

By | 2017-09-22T12:18:41+00:00 September 22nd, 2017|Categories: Data Center, fiber, fiber network, Network, network operators, peering, Peering exchange, Southeast Network Access Point, Speaking Event, Telecom, telecom event, telecom industry blog, telecom news, telecom news blog, Telecom News Now, Telecommunications|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Colo Atl and the Fiber Network Owners Alliance (FNA) hosted a Peering Workshop and Lunch ‘n Learn event at Colo Atl’s facility yesterday, Sept 21, and it was a huge success. With 60+ attendees, the event was a day filled with learning all about peering, its benefits, and information on peering exchanges; along with great networking [...]

Done Deal: FirstLight Completes Acquisition of Finger Lakes Technologies Group

By | 2017-09-20T10:41:27+00:00 September 20th, 2017|Categories: Acquisition, fiber network, FirstLight, jsa blog, Network, network growth, Telecom, telecom acquisition, telecom industry blog, telecom news, telecom news blog, Telecom News Now, Telecommunications|Tags: , , , , , , |

Another successful acquisition for FirstLight! The company announced today that it has completed the acquisition of Finger Lakes Technologies Group (“FLTG”), further positioning FirstLight as a leading fiber-based communications provider offering a complete portfolio of data, Internet, data center, cloud, and voice services throughout the Northeast This latest acquisition is just one of several that FirstLight [...]

Wilcon Hires New Channel Chief: Rex Lehman

By | 2017-09-14T12:06:07+00:00 September 14th, 2017|Categories: channel partners, colocation, Data Center, fiber, telecom news, telecom news blog|Tags: , , , , , , |

More big news from Southern California’s Wilcon! The West Coast fiber and data center solutions provider is boosting its Channel Program with a new manager — industry veteran Rex Lehman. With the title of Channel Sales Director, Rex will expand the industry-leading program, create new tools for agents/resellers and ensure that partners have viable ways to [...]

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 [...]

Another Acquisition for FirstLight: 186 Communications

By | 2017-07-12T12:17:47+00:00 July 12th, 2017|Categories: Acquisition, business acquisition, fiber network, FirstLight, FirstLight Fiber, Telecom, telecom acquisition, telecom industry blog, telecom news, telecom news blog, Telecom News Now, Telecommunications|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

What amazing growth for FirstLight, a leading fiber-optic bandwidth infrastructure services provider operating in the Northeast, in 2017! The company announced today that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire 186 Communications (“186”). The transaction will combine 186’s high-capacity fiber network in Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Vermont with FirstLight’s expansive fiber network and complete [...]

FirstLight is Provider of Choice for R.E. Prescott Co., Inc. to Support Operations

By | 2017-06-23T11:22:33+00:00 June 23rd, 2017|Categories: cloud, Enterprise-Class Cloud, fiber network, jsa blog, telecom news, telecom news blog, Telecom News Now|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

FirstLight announced at Telecom Exchange this week that it has successfully installed a hosted phone system and dedicated, symmetrical Internet service for R.E. Prescott Co., Inc., a distributer and manufacturer of water and wastewater systems. Outgrowing its previous system, RE Prescott sought updated voice services and better, more reliable Internet connectivity. FirstLight equipped the company with [...]

Look Who’s Taking Stock in Today’s Subsea Cable Space at TEX NYC June 20-21 #TEXcited

By | 2017-06-13T09:42:36+00:00 June 13th, 2017|Categories: cable, Consulting, Data Center, fiber, Global Telecommunications, Submarine Cable Network, subsea cable, Telecom, Telecom Exchange, telecom news, Telecom News & Trends (TNT), telecom news blog, Telecommunications|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

DRG's Managing Partner, Elaine Stafford, will moderate the Telecom Exchange (TEX) NYC CEO Roundtable, Taking Stock: Today's Subsea Cable Space, taking place June 21, from 1:20 – 2:05 pm. Telecom Exchange, held June 20-21 at Cipriani Wall Street, is the premier industry networking event where communications and technology meet. Ms. Stafford has been leading the development, engineering, [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Hargray Communications Deploys New PoP at Colo Atl

By | 2017-04-21T14:50:01+00:00 April 21st, 2017|Categories: carrier, colocation, Data Center, fiber, fiber network, Georgia Technology Center, interconnection, jsa blog, Point of Presence, Telecom, telecom industry blog, telecom news, telecom news blog, Telecom News Now, Telecommunications|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Hargray Communications, a regional carrier in South Carolina and Georgia with collocation presence in Atlanta, Jacksonville, and Savannah, has deployed a point of presence (PoP) in Colo Atl's data center facility.  With its new PoP, Hargray can easily interconnect with strategic carrier partners, including other Fiber Owners Network Alliance (FNA) members, with no monthly recurring cross [...]

DataSite Boise Adds Syringa Networks for Unparalleled Connectivity Across Idaho

By | 2017-04-19T11:17:26+00:00 April 19th, 2017|Categories: colocation, Data Center, fiber, Telecom, telecom news, Telecommunications|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Did you know that Boise, Idaho is a blossoming city with a thriving technology sector? In fact, Boise was recently ranked 13 of 200 U.S. cities on the 2016 Forbes Best Places for Business and Careers List. Boise boasts a cost of living 1.8% below the national average and a projected annual job growth rate of [...]