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Municipal Win for FirstLight – Town of Bennington, VT Selects FirstLight’s Fiber Optic Internet

By |2019-03-20T17:05:30-04:00March 20th, 2019|Categories: fiber, fiber network, fiber network, fiber optics, Government, Internet, telecom news, telecom news blog, Telecom News Now|Tags: , , , |

The Town of Bennington, Vermont, has selected FirstLight to provide fiber optic Internet connectivity to the town office and its various satellite offices, as well as provide a managed firewall solution. The fourth largest town of Vermont, Bennington is well known for the Battle of Bennington, which took place during the Revolutionary War. For municipal staff, [...]

DataBank Achieves FedRAMP Authorization and Recertification of CloudPlus

By |2018-06-29T11:27:40-04:00June 29th, 2018|Categories: colocation, Compliance, Data Center, Government, Telecom, telecom news|Tags: , , |

DataBank is officially FedRAMP approved! The Dallas-based data center, cloud and connectivity services provider has completed the recertification and authorization of the GSA’s Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP) for its CloudPlus platform under the IaaS and PaaS certification categories. This adds to a long list of certifications and authorizations; the company is now compliant [...]

Net Neutrality Vote is In: So is this Good or Bad for Telecom? We Want to Hear From You!

By |2017-12-14T15:58:05-04:00December 14th, 2017|Categories: applications services, bandwidth, community news, Connectivity, Global Telecommunications, Government, Internet, Internet Exchange, Internet foundation, Internet Protocols, internet security, Internet Service Providers, internet traffic, IP Exchange, IP peering, IP Solutions, IP transit, Managed Security, Net Neutrality, Network, Security, Telecom, telecom infrastructure, telecom news, Telecommunications|Tags: , , , , , , , |

The ruling we’ve been waiting for is now in the books: the FCC, in a 3-2 vote today, approved the measure to remove the net neutrality rules it put into effect two years ago, preventing Internet providers from blocking and throttling traffic and offering paid fast lanes. Specifically, the FCC is removing the rules barring ISPs [...]

Lightower Expands its Fiber Network throughout North Carolina

By |2016-10-12T08:55:57-04:00October 12th, 2016|Categories: bandwidth, Bandwidth Infrastructure, Broadband, broadband infrastructure, cloud, cloud computing, colocation, dark fiber, data, Ethernet, fiber, fiber network, fiber optics, Financial, General, Government, higher education, hybrid cloud, IP transit, Lightower, lit fiber, long haul, low latency, Low-Latency Network, Network, Technology, Telecom, Telecommunications|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Lightower Fiber Networks is expanding its high-performance fiber network within ‘The Tarheel’ state. Adding over 365 fiber route miles, Lightower’s fiber build in North Carolina will serve thousands of organizations located in downtown Raleigh and Charlotte, including Fortune 500 companies, educational institutions, and governments. The expansion of 120 miles to Lightower’s existing network in Raleigh, along [...]

INdigital Taps FirstLight Fiber for New Emergency Services Network for State of NH

By |2016-09-29T09:22:00-04:00September 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 [...]

Lightower Awarded GSA IT Schedule 70 Contract

By |2016-09-19T10:02:02-04:00September 19th, 2016|Categories: 100G, data, Data Center, Dedicated Internet Access, disaster recovery, Enterprise-Class Cloud, Ethernet, fiber, fiber network, fiber optics, General, Government, Internet, IP Solutions, IP transit, Lightower, network provider, Optical Networking, Technology, Telecom, telecom news, Telecom News & Trends (TNT), Telecommunications|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Lightower Fiber Networks is now able to deliver its all-fiber network services to any federal government agency, as well as to state and local governments through a new cooperative purchasing contract. With the award of a U.S. Government Services Administration (GSA) Multiple Award Schedule (MAS) 070 contract, Lightower is now part of a pre-approved list of [...]

RCN Business Has Nice Touch

By |2016-04-06T14:15:01-04:00April 6th, 2016|Categories: Agent Program, bandwidth, Bandwidth Infrastructure, broadband connections, broadband infrastructure, business collaboration, business continuity, business ethernet, business investment, business partnership, business strategy, carrier, carrier ethernet, channel partners, cloud, Connectivity, Content Delivery, content delivery network, customer service solutions, customer win, dark fiber, data, Dedicated Internet Access, enterprise, Ethernet, fiber, fiber network, fiber optics, General, Government, healthcare, High Speed Internet, higher education, Hosted Voice, hosting, Internet, Internet of Everything, internet security, Internet Service Providers, internet traffic, IoT, IP Exchange, IP-based video, IPTV, IT, jsa blog, JSA Blog Submission, JSA Clients, lit fiber, low latency, Low-Latency Network, metro ethernet, Network, network route, Network Solutions, PR, RCN, RCN Business, service providers, SMB, Technology, Telecom, telecom industry blog, telecom infrastructure, telecom news, telecom news blog, Telecom News Now, telecom reseller, Telecommunications, Video, Video Conferencing, Video On Demand, video streaming, voice, voice and data company, VoIP, VoIP service, VoIP service providers|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

RCN Business announced today that Nice Touch Communications (NTC), a global technology consulting firm, has joined its Agent Program. NTC will now have the ability to leverage RCN’s full suite of data, video and voice services and gain access to RCN’s 6,200 fiber miles across five major markets. NTC boasts 18 years in the industry and specializes [...]

RCN Business Upgrades Its Ethernet Network to 100 Gigabits

By |2015-11-30T11:28:12-04:00November 30th, 2015|Categories: 100G, bandwidth, business continuity, business ethernet, business investment, business strategy, carrier, carrier ethernet, Content, Content Delivery, data, enterprise, Ethernet, fiber, fiber network, Financial, Government, healthcare, Internet, IT, JS&A News, jsa blog, JSA Clients, MEF 2.0 compliant, metro ethernet, Metro Ethernet Forum, Network, network growth, network upgrade, PR, RCN, RCN Business, SMB, Technology, technology trends, Telecom, telecom industry blog, telecom infrastructure, telecom media, telecom news, Telecom News Now, Telecommunications, Video, voice, voice and data company|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

RCN Business, a communications provider delivering network solutions for voice, data and video, announces today the upgrade of its Ethernet network backbone to include 100 Gigabit per second links. Offering scalable bandwidth capabilities across its carrier-grade fiber-optic network infrastructure, RCN Business can now deploy Ethernet services from 3Mbps to 100Gbps. As an MEF CE (Carrier Ethernet) [...]

LightRiver Goes for Gold – Earns Certification from Infinera

By |2015-10-01T14:02:19-04:00October 1st, 2015|Categories: awards, B2B, Blogs, Brand, Brand Marketing, Broadband, broadband connections, broadband infrastructure, business awards, business collaboration, business partnership, business strategy, c-level, carrier, Certification, channel partners, Chief Marketing, customer service solutions, Effective Business Solutions, Factory Built Network, fiber, fiber optics, Government, Internet, IT, JS&A News, jsa blog, JSA Clients, LightRiver, LightRiver Labs, PR, shared IT, Technology, technology award, Telecom, telecom awards, telecom industry blog, telecom infrastructure, telecom media, telecom news, telecom news blog, Telecom News Now, telecom reports, Telecommunications|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

LightRiver Technologies, Inc., a leader in Factory Built NetworkTM design and commissioning, has received some nice recognition from one of its longtime partners. The company announced today that Infinera, provider of Intelligent Transport Networks, has awarded LightRiver with Gold Level Partner Certification. Partners for nearly 10 years, Infinera established the Gold Level partner certification in order to [...]

Big Telecom Event is Headed to Chicago in Two Weeks

By |2015-05-26T11:00:15-04:00May 26th, 2015|Categories: business investment, c-level, community news, Conferences, education, Events, Financial, Government, healthcare, Meetings, Network, service providers, Telecom, telecom conference, telecom event, telecom industry blog, telecom networking event, telecom news, telecom news blog, Telecommunications|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Light Reading's Big Telecom Event (BTE) is the premier North American event in the telecom space featuring hundreds of top-notch speakers from the world's leading telcos. BTE 2015 tackles the big issues facing the telecom industry and how service providers can make money from them. Special offer for JSA subscribers: REGISTER TODAY for complimentary VIP admission [...]

#NetNeutrality: Where Do You Stand?

By |2015-03-03T16:42:28-04:00February 26th, 2015|Categories: c-level, community news, Connectivity, Government, Internet, Internet Protocols, internet security, Internet Service Providers, internet traffic, JS&A News, JSA Clients, JSA Events, JSA TV, Net Neutrality, Technology, technology trends, Telecom, telecom conference, telecom event, Telecom Exchange, telecom industry blog, telecom news, telecom news blog, Telecommunications, TEX West|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

UPDATE at 1:30 PM EST: FCC approves Net Neutrality rules for 'Open Internet.' You can read more on the breaking news here.   It's not news that the Net Neutrality ruling has been a hot trending topic in the telecom space for the past year.  Last month, it was stated that the FCC was expecting to have a discussion [...]

State of Maryland Names Lightower Vendor of Data Telecommunications Services

By |2015-02-11T10:27:54-04:00February 11th, 2015|Categories: B2B, bandwidth, big data, Broadband, broadband infrastructure, business awards, enterprise, fiber, fiber network, fiber optics, Government, IT, low latency, Low-Latency Network, managed services, network growth, network operators, network provider, network route, telecom news, Telecom News & Trends (TNT), telecom news blog, Telecom News Now|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Lightower Fiber Networks, the premier provider of custom, high-capacity network services that ensure optimal application and business performance, announced today that the State of Maryland Department of Information Technology has awarded the company a Data Telecommunications Services Master Contract. The award enables Lightower to offer Ethernet, Wavelengths, DS1, DS3, Flexible Private Line, and Internet to state [...]

New Jersey Municipality Customer Win for NYI

By |2014-12-09T12:33:50-04:00December 9th, 2014|Categories: cloud, cloud computing, Cold Aisle Containment, colocation, customer win, Data Center, data center migration, data center news, enterprise, Government, hybrid, hybrid cloud, Network, Telecom, telecom industry blog, telecom news, telecom news blog, Telecom News Now, Telecommunications|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

NYI, a New York company specializing in customized technology infrastructure solutions, announced today that West Windsor Township, a municipality located in New Jersey, has selected its New Jersey data center to support production and disaster recovery IT environments. West Windsor Township leverages NYI’s MigrAssist service, designed to help businesses successfully migrate from an existing data center [...]

Lightower Named Authorized Vendor for Data Network Services in Rhode Island

By |2014-11-20T12:29:57-04:00November 20th, 2014|Categories: architecture, awards, B2B, bandwidth, Bandwidth Infrastructure, Broadband, broadband connections, broadband infrastructure, cloud, colocation, enterprise, fiber, fiber network, Government, IP Solutions, IT, low latency, Low-Latency Network, Network, network provider, SMB, Telecom, telecom industry blog, telecom infrastructure|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Lightower Fiber Networks, the premier provider of custom, high-capacity network services that ensure optimal application and business performance, announced today that it has been named an authorized vendor to the State of Rhode Island Department of Administration for Telecommunications Services. The award enables Lightower to offer Ethernet, Wavelengths, SONET , Dark Fiber, Internet and Colocation solutions to Rhode Island state, local state and quasi-state agencies. Eligible [...]

Vertix Consulting Joins the Ranks of Certified Veteran-Owned Small Businesses (VOSB)

By |2014-10-29T10:27:47-04:00October 29th, 2014|Categories: Consulting, Government, Telecom, telecom industry blog, telecom news, telecom news blog, Telecommunications|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Vertix Consulting today announces that is has earned the Veteran Owned Small Business (VOSB) certification from the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs, joining the ranks of government-approved providers of consulting and advisory services. The certification provides the government with a list of certified and approved businesses with which they can execute new contracts and meet the [...]

PEG Bandwidth Launches PEGWave Wavelength Service

By |2014-10-06T10:00:57-04:00October 6th, 2014|Categories: bandwidth, Broadband, Government, healthcare, Network, network growth, Telecom, telecom infrastructure, Telecommunications|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

PEG Bandwidth announces the launch of its PEGWave product, offering wavelengths along its entire network. PEGWave has a multitude of interface options that enable efficient operation of high bandwidth, real time applications such as voice, video, productivity applications and medical imaging. Although wavelength services have been generally available throughout Tier 1 markets, PEG Bandwidth’s focus on [...]