FirstLight, already a leader in providing fiber-optic data, Internet, data center, cloud and voice services to enterprise and carrier customers throughout the Northeast, is expanding its offerings by extending their network footprint and partnering with market leaders to offer seamless cloud connectivity.


FirstLight is leveraging Megaport’s global Software Defined Network(SDN) to access Megaport’s ecosystem of over 300 service providers to connect its clients to the public cloud and IT service providers.  This, combined with FirstLight Low-Latency Fiber Connections, offers a compelling end-to-end solution.  Through this relationship, FirstLight’s customers are able to source a complete solution enabling them to connect to public cloud providers of their choice with greater flexibility, reduced costs and increased speed to market.  Customers enjoy low latency, high quality FirstLight fiber-based solutions, while leveraging seamless cloud connectivity.  Megaport’s Software Defined Network enables customers with fast, flexible and on-demand connectivity to any services in the Megaport Ecosystem.

Read more about how FirstLight will leverage the Megaport enabled cloud solution.


In addition to this new Megaport partnership, FirstLight is expanding its footprint, this time with an extended fiber network in Rochester and Buffalo, New York. This 500-route mile project is in response to a specific customer demand for scalable, reliable, fiber-based services throughout Upstate New York, and will enable the company’s full complement of services to area businesses along these new routes.

“FirstLight remains focused on meeting our customers’ need for fiber-based, broadband services backed by high quality service and support.  Through this market expansion, businesses in sectors such as healthcare, finance, government, education, manufacturing, professional services and others will have access to the connectivity solutions needed to thrive in the digital age,” commented Patrick Coughlin, Chief Revenue Officer of FirstLight.

Click here to read more about the expanded FirstLight network in Rochester and Buffalo.