fiber network

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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, f6networks Align to Provide Network Transport between U.S. and Canada

By | 2017-04-04T13:29:38+00:00 April 4th, 2017|Categories: business partnership, Canada, dark fiber, fiber, fiber network, jsa blog, Network, network route, Optical Transport, Telecom, telecom industry blog, telecom news, telecom news blog, Telecom News Now, Telecommunications|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Announced at The Spring 2017 INCOMPAS Show, FirstLight Fiber has partnered with f6networks, the owner and operator of a high-capacity fiber network that provides high capacity transport between New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and Quebec to locations throughout the northeast U.S.  FirstLight and f6networks are now able to provide lit services to customers who have both a U.S. [...]

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 [...]

Acquisition Alert: FirstLight to Acquire Finger Lakes Technologies Group

By | 2017-03-06T11:52:49+00:00 March 6th, 2017|Categories: Acquisition, business acquisition, business expansion, cloud, Cloud service provider, dark fiber, Data Center, enterprise, fiber, fiber network, FirstLight Fiber, Internet, jsa blog, Network, network growth, Telecom, telecom acquisition, telecom industry blog, telecom news, telecom news blog, Telecom News Now, Telecommunications|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

We've got the latest in telecom acquisitions right here for you. And this time, FirstLight is once again on the move! The leading fiber-optic bandwidth infrastructure services provider operating in the Northeast today announced its intent to acquire Finger Lakes Technologies Group (“FLTG”), a subsidiary of Trumansburg Telephone Company (TTC). FLTG provides data, Internet and voice [...]

GlobeNet’s DDoS Guard Adds Heightened Safety to Service Offerings

By | 2017-02-23T15:36:27+00:00 February 23rd, 2017|Categories: Connectivity, DDoS, fiber, fiber network, Global Telecommunications, GlobeNet, IaaS, Latin America, Network, safety|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

GlobeNet, as a leading wholesale provider of Latin and North American data network services, recently strengthened their solutions portfolio with a DDoS (Distributed Denial of Services) guard service. This new DDoS service delivers 24/7 protection against both volumetric and application targeted threats regardless of their frequency, size, or duration, and guarantees maximum performance without any downtime. [...]