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About Barb Mitchell

A marketing and communications professional with extensive experience developing comprehensive marketing strategies for both mid-sized and Fortune 500 companies, Barb Mitchell leads the management of JSA in Canada and emerging markets, focusing on client relationship management, strategy, execution and day to day operations.

JSA VP Strategy Reports on Datacloud Global Congress

By |2019-06-18T22:03:53-04:00June 18th, 2019|Categories: branding, digital marketing, iMasons, JS&A News, jsa blog, JSA Clients|Tags: , , , , , , |

Between June 4 – 6, 2019, what felt like half of the world gathered in Monaco – the tech and telecom world that is!   This was a gathering of industry leaders discussing topics in the areas of cloud, edge, data centers and infrastructure.  The 15th annual Datacloud Global Congress attracted people from all over the [...]

Increasing Wireless Network Simulation Fidelity

By |2019-06-13T18:51:37-04:00June 13th, 2019|Categories: General, Network, Network Simulation, SCALABLE Networks, Simulation Models|Tags: , , , , , |

The latest in the SCALABLE Tuesday Tech Blog, released this week, took a close look at how the fidelity of the model directly impacts the accuracy of the simulation.  Keep reading below for more of this blog, and go to the SCALABLE Networks website to learn more about SCALABLE products. Wireless network simulation offers an efficient, [...]

Champlain Cable Selects FirstLight for Internet and Cloud

By |2019-06-11T19:06:05-04:00June 11th, 2019|Categories: cloud, cloud computing, General, Infrastructure-as-a-Service, Internet|Tags: , , , , , |

Champlain Cable, a manufacturer of high-performance insulated wire for automotive, commercial vehicle, Navy shipboard, industrial, and marine oil and gas markets, has selected FirstLight to upgrade its high-speed fiber Internet service and provide cloud solutions. With manufacturing plants in Colchester, VT, and two facilities in El Paso, TX, operations rely heavily on the ability to efficiently [...]

SCALABLE Networks CEO Spotlight: Securing Cyber-Physical Systems

By |2019-05-21T16:32:34-04:00May 21st, 2019|Categories: Cyber Defense, Cybersecurity, General|Tags: , , , , , , , |

The SCALABLE CEO Blog Series continues the important discussion around cyber resilience and cybersecurity today, with a piece authored by SCALABLE CEO Dr. Rajive Bagrodia. Bagrodia discusses the emergence of threats for cyber-physical systems and a proposed strategy to mitigate security breaches to the system. Stay tuned to the SCALABLE Tuesday Talk Blog Series for a [...]

FirstLight Fiber Acquires Maine Fiber Company

By |2019-05-16T21:46:36-04:00May 16th, 2019|Categories: Broadband, Data Center, fiber optics, FirstLight, FirstLight Fiber, Network|Tags: , , , , |

FirstLight announced today that it has acquired Maine Fiber Company (“MFC”), a transaction which will further enhance the company's fiber network throughout the State of Maine.  The MFC network adds unique routes into Canada including a cable landing, the Maritime Express Route from Nova Scotia to Boston, as well as additional diversity to FirstLight’s robust network. [...]

FirstLight Expands Relationship with Albany Times Union Center

By |2019-05-07T19:49:33-04:00May 7th, 2019|Categories: Broadband, Connectivity, egaming, FirstLight, Internet|Tags: , , , , , |

FirstLight has expanded its relationship with the Albany Times Union Center and facilities operator, SMG, to provide higher bandwidth solutions for its clientele.  FirstLight will provide additional high-speed, fiber-based Internet and voice services, ensuring that the center is positioned to meet the growing demands of event organizers and attendees.  The new Internet service will help to [...]

SCALABLE Networks: Benefits of Real Time Network Simulation

By |2019-05-01T16:20:09-04:00May 1st, 2019|Categories: digital twins, Network Simulation, Predictive Analysis, SCALABLE Networks|Tags: , , , , |

In the latest TechTuesday blog, SCALABLE Networks discusses the possibilities, advantages, and benefits of Real-Time Network Simulation. The following is an excerpt from this blog, to read it in full visit the SCALABLE website. Network Digitial Twins offer an efficient, cost-effective way to assess how a network will behave under different operating conditions. For example, consider [...]

FirstLight Extends Fiber Network and Enhances Capabilities in Maine

By |2019-05-01T15:48:56-04:00May 1st, 2019|Categories: 5G, bandwidth, Bandwidth Infrastructure, data network services, fiber, fiber network, FirstLight, Internet|Tags: , , , , , , |

    FirstLight has implemented plans to add new fiber builds and product introductions to support growing bandwidth needs throughout the state of Maine. FirstLight has consistently undertaken projects to expand and enhance its fiber footprint throughout Maine to continue to meet the demand for fiber-based broadband communications services. FirstLight is currently in the process of [...]

DQE Communications: Why Today’s Manufacturers Need High Speed, Fiber Optic Networks

By |2019-04-18T18:01:05-04:00April 18th, 2019|Categories: big data, Big Data analytics, fiber optics|Tags: , , , , , , |

DQE Communications (DQE), the premier provider of high-speed, fiber-optic networking for businesses and carriers throughout Southwestern PA, Eastern OH and Northern WV, is pleased to share its new e-Book entitled Yo, Robot! Network Solutions for Manufacturers and Industry 4.0. With the rise of digitally-enabled advances such as Big Data, Artificial Intelligence (AI), and Industrial IoT (IIoT), [...]

SCALABLE Networks: Simulation Models for Assessing Cyber Resilience

By |2019-04-09T13:19:04-04:00April 9th, 2019|Categories: Cyber Defense, Cybersecurity, General, Simulation Models|Tags: , , , , , , |

The next in the SCALABLE Cyber Resilience series explores how simulation models are an important tool in the effort to maintain cyber resilience in a system or set of systems. Simulation Models for Assessing Cyber Resilience To have confidence in any simulation assessment of the cyber resilience of a network and its applications, an at-scale (i.e., [...]

Calling Some JSA Noise to the Silent Killer

By |2019-04-24T19:05:05-04:00April 9th, 2019|Categories: General, jsa blog, JSA Canada, JSA Gives Back|Tags: , , , , |

If you think you’ve been checked for Ovarian Cancer, think again. Ovarian cancer is often referred to as the Silent Killer:  there is no reliable screening test for this disease and no vaccine to prevent it. When asked if they have been screened for ovarian cancer, the majority of women will say – well, yes, that [...]

FirstLight Launches Encrypted Wavelength Solution to Provide In-Flight Data Security

By |2019-04-09T12:12:15-04:00April 9th, 2019|Categories: data network services, data security, encrypted wavelength, encryption, Wavelengths|Tags: , , , , , , , |

FirstLight has added an encrypted wavelength solution to its suite of comprehensive services, offering a low overhead, low latency product which safeguards against a growing threat of data breaches.  This solution is designed to support businesses that require a resilient, cost-effective solution that simplifies end-user security management with an integrated web-based application network tool, without impacting [...]

FirstLight Provides Connectivity to Hildene, The Lincoln Family Home

By |2019-03-27T11:34:51-04:00March 27th, 2019|Categories: Connectivity, fiber, fiber network, FirstLight, FirstLight Fiber, Internet|Tags: , , , , , |

Hildene, The Lincoln Family Home, has selected FirstLight to provide Internet connectivity throughout its campus. The upgrade enables students to collaborate on important projects regarding history, agriculture, and economics. Hildene, taken from two Old English words meaning “hill and valley with stream,” is considered to be one of the nation’s most important Lincoln sites, second only [...]

SCALABLE Networks: Cyber Resilience Using Network Simulation

By |2019-03-26T17:02:41-04:00March 26th, 2019|Categories: Cyber Defense, Cybersecurity, General, Network Simulation, Security|Tags: , , , , , , |

The next chapter in the SCALABLE Networks Cyber Resilience series continues the important discussion around protecting networks and network systems against cyber attacks.  This chapter will explore how network simulation can assist with cyber resilience. Assessing Cyber Resilience Using Network Simulation An alternative to testing by using physical networks is to use high-fidelity, at-scale, network simulation, [...]

DQE Communications Brings Fiber-Optic Network to School Districts in Western PA

By |2019-03-20T20:20:44-04:00March 20th, 2019|Categories: education, fiber network, fiber optics, General, Network, Network Solutions, RFP, rural areas|Tags: , , , , , , |

DQE Communications (DQE), has been contracted by ARIN Intermediate Unit 28 (IU28) to provide its member school districts with high-speed internet services. DQE is the premier provider of high-speed, fiber optic networks for businesses and carriers throughout Southwestern PA, Eastern OH and Northern WV. The partnership will see DQE establish a purpose-built, fully owned, operated and [...]

Westchester’s Century Country Club Selects FirstLight

By |2019-03-13T12:37:27-04:00March 13th, 2019|Categories: bandwidth, Bandwidth Infrastructure, fiber, fiber network, FirstLight, FirstLight Fiber, General, Internet|Tags: , , , , , , |

FirstLight has been selected as the service provider for Westchester Century Country Club. FirstLight’s dedicated, symmetrical fiber-based Internet services are a considerable upgrade to the historic country club’s prior infrastructure which will provide members and staff with a more robust, efficient Internet connection.  Century Club spans 175 acres in Purchase, New York, and has been acknowledged [...]