FirstLight has experienced expansive growth during the past year, and has provided network solutions to more and more organizations in a variety of sectors.
In keeping with that trend, the leading fiber-optic bandwidth infrastructure services provider operating in the Northeast announced today that the Greater Johnstown School District has selected FirstLight to provide Internet connectivity to schools throughout the City of Johnstown, located in Fulton County, New York. FirstLight’s Internet and dark fiber WAN services will enable network connectivity for the school district and four administrative buildings.
FirstLight’s dark fiber service offers the school district fully scalable, dedicated, private, physical network infrastructure to all of its remote sites, while FirstLight’s Internet service enables direct, dedicated, symmetrical connectivity accessible to all within the school district.
As a result of working with FirstLight, the Greater Johnstown School District has experienced greatly improved connectivity with zero instances of buffering or downtime. The district is preparing to increase its contracted bandwidth with FirstLight in the future as more devices enter student hands, and more of its curriculum becomes web-based.
“By moving our Internet and WAN connections to FirstLight, we are able to bring increased bandwidth to our stakeholders,” commented Rachel Heroth, Director of Technology for the Greater Johnstown School District. “This allows our students and staff to effectively access web-based software that supports and enhances instruction.”
“Today’s school districts have a growing need for better, faster connectivity solutions that not only will enhance learning and overall performance for students, faculty and administrators alike, but that also allow for easy bandwidth upgrades when needed,” stated Patrick Coughlin, Executive Vice President and Chief Revenue Officer for FirstLight.