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New Hampshire Judicial Branch Selects FirstLight for Internet, Colo

By | 2017-10-16T13:42:36+00:00 October 16th, 2017|Categories: fiber network, FirstLight, FirstLight Fiber, Internet, Telecom, telecom industry blog, telecom news, telecom news blog, Telecommunications|Tags: , , , , |

Court System Praises FirstLight for Exceptional Service Record and Offering Customized Solutions to Address Growing Network Requirements FirstLight announced today at The INCOMPAS Show 2017 that the New Hampshire Judicial Branch has selected FirstLight to provide Internet and data center services for its system of 82 courts in 38 locations throughout the state. The New Hampshire [...]

Done Deal: FirstLight Completes Acquisition of Finger Lakes Technologies Group

By | 2017-09-29T13:36:23+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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Join the Conversation with Leading Industry Experts at TEX NYC 2017 CEO Roundtables

By | 2017-02-16T17:04:00+00:00 February 16th, 2017|Categories: c-level, community news, Conferences, Event Sponsorship, Events, General, Internet of Everything, IoT, JS&A News, jsa blog, JSA Events, JSA TV, Speaking Event, Speaking Panel, subsea cable, tech, tech event, Technology, technology trends, Telecom, telecom conference, telecom event, Telecom Exchange, telecom industry blog, telecom networking event, telecom news, telecom news blog, Telecommunications, Telehealth|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

We're #TEXcited to announce the Telecom Exchange (TEX) NYC 2017 CEO Roundtable topics taking place June 20-21 at Cipriani Wall Street. TEX NYC 2017 will feature five educational panels, providing an opportunity for tech and telecom visionaries to share important industry predictions and to participate in casual Q&A discussion moderated by prominent industry analysts and journalists. [...]

Get Ready – It’s Going to be a Great Metro Connect

By | 2017-01-23T14:16:31+00:00 January 23rd, 2017|Categories: c-level, Cleareon Fiber Networks, Events, FirstLight Fiber, Global Telecommunications, jsa blog, M&A, Telecom, telecom conference, telecom event, telecom industry blog, telecom networking event, telecom news, telecom news blog, Telecom News Now, Telecommunications|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Capacity's Metro Connect 2017 is just one week away! This year's event, held at Miami's Nobu Eden Roc Hotel, is expected to bring together more than 530 leaders of the metro fiber market. Offering the "perfect combination" of engaging C-level discussions and the beautiful seaside setting of Miami, Metro Connect 2017 will commence with its legendary [...]

New York School District Selects FirstLight Dark Fiber and Internet to Enhance Learning Environment

By | 2016-11-04T10:43:01+00:00 November 4th, 2016|Categories: Broadband, dark fiber, EdTech, education, fiber network, Internet, jsa blog, Network, network provider, Telecom, telecom industry blog, telecom news, telecom news blog, Telecom News Now, Telecommunications|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

FirstLight Fiber announced this week that Shenendehowa Central Schools (Shen), serving 9,850 students at eight elementary schools, three middle schools and a high school, has selected FirstLight over several other alternatives to connect several of its remote schools and upgrade its Internet connectivity. FirstLight’s dark fiber service provides connectivity to Shen’s remote sites and FirstLight’s Internet [...]

FirstLight to Power Brand New Albany Capital Center

By | 2016-10-26T16:57:21+00:00 October 26th, 2016|Categories: customer win, Events, fiber, fiber network, Internet, jsa blog, Telecom, telecom industry blog, telecom news, telecom news blog, Telecom News Now|Tags: , , , , , , |

Albany Capital Center (ACC), a new, modern meeting and conference facility located in downtown Albany has chosen FirstLight Fiber’s high-speed, fiber-based Internet and voice services, ensuring fast, high-quality connectivity and reliability for the expansive center set to open in March 2017. As part of its building construction and planning process, convention operator SMG began its search [...]

White Mountain Oil & Propane is a ‘Hot’ Customer Win for FirstLight

By | 2016-10-24T15:58:14+00:00 October 24th, 2016|Categories: customer win, enterprise, fiber, fiber network, Internet, jsa blog, Oil and Gas, Telecom, telecom industry blog, telecom news, telecom news blog, Telecommunications|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

FirstLight Fiber, announced today (across our industry and at the 2016 INCOMPAS Show happening now) that White Mountain Oil & Propane,  a family-owned and locally-operated energy retailer serving northern New Hampshire and western Maine, has selected FirstLight to provide Internet connectivity to its offices in North Conway and Lincoln, NH. What does this mean for White [...]

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 [...]