FirstLight Fiber announced today that its Lebanon, New Hampshire data center will provide New England Telehealth Consortium (NETC) with a high-quality, secure and reliable facility to host its clients’ mission critical network core. FirstLight’s services allow NETC to seamlessly transfer data from one site to another securely and efficiently, which will enable NETC’s customers to provide the best service and care for its patients.
“Healthcare facilities in our consortium depend on a robust communications infrastructure to securely transport mission critical information, such as electronic medical records and digital images, as well as other data that directly affects patients,” said Brian Thibeau, President of NETC. “For this reason, it is of the utmost importance that we select high quality networks, facilities and providers to entrust with our mission critical operations. FirstLight’s state-of-the-art network and data center facilities, as well as its regional expertise, provide us with reliable and secure services that we know our healthcare providers can depend on.”
“As healthcare organizations strive to meet the ever-changing requirements and regulations of the industry, FirstLight is continuously evolving to keep pace with the needs of the healthcare institutions we serve,” stated Kurt Van Wagenen, President & CEO of FirstLight. “FirstLight’s relationship with NETC further demonstrates our commitment to providing healthcare institutions with the comprehensive, high quality solutions required to support advanced telemedicine applications, ultimately improving the patient experience.”
NETC’s relationship with FirstLight comes as a response to a $24.7 million award to NETC from the Federal Communications Commission Rural Healthcare Pilot Program. The program’s goal is to facilitate the creation of a nationwide broadband network dedicated to healthcare, connecting public and private non-profit healthcare providers in rural and urban locations.