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

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

DataBank Achieves FedRAMP Authorization and Recertification of CloudPlus

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

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

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

Lightower Expands its Fiber Network throughout North Carolina

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,

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

"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

Lightower Awarded GSA IT Schedule 70 Contract

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

RCN Business Has Nice Touch

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

RCN Business Upgrades Its Ethernet Network to 100 Gigabits

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

LightRiver Goes for Gold – Earns Certification from Infinera

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

Big Telecom Event is Headed to Chicago in Two Weeks

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

#NetNeutrality: Where Do You Stand?

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

State of Maryland Names Lightower Vendor of Data Telecommunications Services

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

New Jersey Municipality Customer Win for NYI

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

Lightower Named Authorized Vendor for Data Network Services in Rhode Island

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.

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

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

PEG Bandwidth Launches PEGWave Wavelength Service

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

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