fiber network

FirstLight Tapped by Largest Independent High School in US

By | 2018-02-14T11:19:46+00:00 February 13th, 2018|Categories: dark fiber, EdTech, education, fiber network, fiber optics, Internet, Telecom, telecom industry blog, telecom news, telecom news blog, Telecom News Now, Telecommunications, voice|Tags: , , , , , |

Geographically Diverse Internet Circuits and Dark Fiber WAN Meet Pinkerton Academy’s Growing Bandwidth Needs of More Than 3,500 End Users Great education sector win for FirstLight announced today! Pinkerton Academy, the largest independent high school in the US, has selected FirstLight to provide high speed Internet to connect 23 buildings across its 170+-acre campus in Derry, [...]

Eyesight Ophthalmic Services ‘Opts’ for FirstLight

By | 2018-02-08T13:38:10+00:00 February 8th, 2018|Categories: fiber network, healthcare, tech, Telecom, telecom industry blog, telecom news, telecom news blog, Telecom News Now|Tags: , , , , , |

New Hampshire-Based Ophthalmology Office Selects FirstLight’s Internet and Voice Services to Improve Communications Reliability and Enable Real-Time Information Access for Patients  Eyesight Ophthalmic Services, southern New Hampshire’s leading provider of eye care for both adults and children, has selected FirstLight to provide advanced communication services for its three medical offices in Exeter, Portsmouth and Somersworth. Eyesight [...]

Cross River Fiber Completes Latency-Sensitive Fiber Route to NJFX Tier 3 Colocation Campus

By | 2018-01-22T11:18:34+00:00 January 22nd, 2018|Categories: business partnership, carrier, Cross River Fiber, fiber, fiber network, fiber optics, Financial Exchange, FinTech, global carrier, Global Telecommunications, international carrier, low latency, Low-Latency Network, NJFX, Telecom, telecom industry blog, telecom news, telecom news blog|Tags: , , , , |

The completed fiber route deploys all new optical glass, as well as a path that is diverse from other legacy infrastructure options, which equates to an extremely reliable network for NJFX customers. Announced at PTC’18 today, Cross River Fiber, a New Jersey-based, boutique network infrastructure and telecommunications solutions provider, has completed its fiber network to the [...]

FLTG is Now FirstLight

By | 2018-01-15T10:22:58+00:00 January 15th, 2018|Categories: Acquisition, cloud, Data Center, fiber, fiber network, network growth, Telecom, telecom acquisition, telecom industry blog, telecom news blog, Telecom News Now, Telecommunications|

Rebrand is Part of FirstLight’s Rapid Integration of Recent Acquisitions FirstLight marks it official today - it is now complete with the successful integration of Finger Lakes Technologies Group (“FLTG”), and FLTG is now officially FirstLight. The brand change follows the successful acquisition of FLTG by FirstLight in September  and marks yet another exciting milestone for [...]

Crosslake Fibre Secures Investment From Tiger Infrastructure

By | 2017-12-07T10:20:31+00:00 December 7th, 2017|Categories: bandwidth, Bandwidth Infrastructure, cable landing station, Canada, carrier, Data Center, fiber network, General, global carrier, Global Telecommunications, low latency, Telecom|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

With an investment from Tiger Infrastructure Partners, a middle-market private equity firm, Crosslake Fibre bolsters its presence in the marketplace. Crosslake is constructing the first submarine cable from Toronto to Buffalo via Lake Ontario. The project stems from demand for high capacity, low latency bandwidth, as well as changes in the Canadian telecom industry, which previously limited [...]

Maine’s Pepperell Mill Campus Taps FirstLight for High Speed Internet for Tenants

By | 2017-11-14T08:46:29+00:00 November 14th, 2017|Categories: cloud, commercial real estate, Commercial Real Estate Technology, fiber network, fiber optics, High Speed Internet, Internet, jsa blog, Telecom, telecom industry blog, telecom news, telecom news blog, Telecom News Now, Telecommunications|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Pepperell Mill Campus, an adaptive redevelopment project featuring commercial and residential space in Biddeford, Maine, has selected FirstLight for an extensive network upgrade with a 1 Gigabit per second (Gbps) high speed Internet solution across its 16 buildings on 16 acres of land. With a variety of tenants requiring different levels of Internet connectivity, FirstLight worked [...]

New Hampshire Judicial Branch Selects FirstLight for Internet, Colo

By | 2017-10-18T11:13:28+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 [...]

Southern Telecom to Expand Fiber Routes throughout Southeastern US

By | 2017-10-16T13:09:00+00:00 October 16th, 2017|Categories: colocation, fiber, fiber network, network provider, network route, Telecom, telecom industry blog, telecom news, telecom news blog, Telecom News Now, Telecommunications|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Existing cables will be replaced with new underground fiber featuring increased capacity, higher fiber counts and state-of-the-art technology to enable more flexibility for STI’s current and future customers. STI presently has 1,500 route miles installed in the Southeast. Southern Telecom, Inc. (STI), a subsidiary of Southern Company, announces new underground fiber routes and colocation [...]

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

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 [...]

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