FirstLight FIber

FirstLight Provides Cloud Communications to Lakes Region Community Services (LRCS)

By |2018-06-05T14:01:20-04:00June 5th, 2018|Categories: Community Service, fiber, fiber optics, Internet, jsa blog, Telecom, telecom industry blog, telecom news, telecom news blog, Telecom News Now, Telecommunications|Tags: , , , |

FirstLight was chosen to provide a FirstLight Cloud Communications system for LRCS, including Internet and fiber optic services. FirstLight offered LRCS a competitive price, first rate customer service, and most importantly the intention of offering a true partnership to the benefit of LRCS and the community.  Colleen Cass, LRCS IT Educator, who coordinated this project with FirstLight [...]

Antin to Acquire FirstLight from Oak Hill Capital Partners

By |2018-02-21T12:03:23-04:00February 21st, 2018|Categories: Acquisition, business acquisition, business investment, business partnership, fiber network, Global Telecommunications, Telecom, telecom acquisition, telecom industry blog, telecom infrastructure, telecom news, telecom news blog, Telecom News Now, Telecommunications|Tags: , , , , , |

Acquisition will further accelerate FirstLight’s growth and enhance capabilities for customers More big acquisition news for FirstLight! The company announced today that Antin Infrastructure Partners (“Antin”) has entered into a definitive agreement under which it will acquire FirstLight from Oak Hill Capital Partners IV (“Oak Hill”). Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed. “We have [...]

FirstLight Tapped by Largest Independent High School in US

By |2018-02-14T11:19:46-04:00February 13th, 2018|Categories: dark fiber, EdTech, education, fiber network, fiber optics, Internet, Telecom, telecom industry blog, telecom news, telecom news blog, Telecom News Now, Telecommunications, voice|Tags: , , , , , |

Geographically Diverse Internet Circuits and Dark Fiber WAN Meet Pinkerton Academy’s Growing Bandwidth Needs of More Than 3,500 End Users Great education sector win for FirstLight announced today! Pinkerton Academy, the largest independent high school in the US, has selected FirstLight to provide high speed Internet to connect 23 buildings across its 170+-acre campus in Derry, [...]

Eyesight Ophthalmic Services ‘Opts’ for FirstLight

By |2018-02-08T13:38:10-04:00February 8th, 2018|Categories: fiber network, healthcare, tech, Telecom, telecom industry blog, telecom news, telecom news blog, Telecom News Now|Tags: , , , , , |

New Hampshire-Based Ophthalmology Office Selects FirstLight’s Internet and Voice Services to Improve Communications Reliability and Enable Real-Time Information Access for Patients  Eyesight Ophthalmic Services, southern New Hampshire’s leading provider of eye care for both adults and children, has selected FirstLight to provide advanced communication services for its three medical offices in Exeter, Portsmouth and Somersworth. Eyesight [...]

Maine’s Pepperell Mill Campus Taps FirstLight for High Speed Internet for Tenants

By |2017-11-14T08:46:29-04:00November 14th, 2017|Categories: cloud, commercial real estate, Commercial Real Estate Technology, fiber network, fiber optics, High Speed Internet, Internet, jsa blog, Telecom, telecom industry blog, telecom news, telecom news blog, Telecom News Now, Telecommunications|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Pepperell Mill Campus, an adaptive redevelopment project featuring commercial and residential space in Biddeford, Maine, has selected FirstLight for an extensive network upgrade with a 1 Gigabit per second (Gbps) high speed Internet solution across its 16 buildings on 16 acres of land. With a variety of tenants requiring different levels of Internet connectivity, FirstLight worked [...]

New Hampshire Judicial Branch Selects FirstLight for Internet, Colo

By |2017-10-18T11:13:28-04:00October 16th, 2017|Categories: fiber network, FirstLight, FirstLight Fiber, Internet, Telecom, telecom industry blog, telecom news, telecom news blog, Telecommunications|Tags: , , , , |

Court System Praises FirstLight for Exceptional Service Record and Offering Customized Solutions to Address Growing Network Requirements FirstLight announced today at The INCOMPAS Show 2017 that the New Hampshire Judicial Branch has selected FirstLight to provide Internet and data center services for its system of 82 courts in 38 locations throughout the state. The New Hampshire [...]

Another Acquisition for FirstLight: 186 Communications

By |2017-07-12T12:17:47-04:00July 12th, 2017|Categories: Acquisition, business acquisition, fiber network, FirstLight, FirstLight Fiber, Telecom, telecom acquisition, telecom industry blog, telecom news, telecom news blog, Telecom News Now, Telecommunications|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

What amazing growth for FirstLight, a leading fiber-optic bandwidth infrastructure services provider operating in the Northeast, in 2017! The company announced today that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire 186 Communications (“186”). The transaction will combine 186’s high-capacity fiber network in Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Vermont with FirstLight’s expansive fiber network and complete [...]

FirstLight Fiber and Oxford Networks Join Forces

By |2017-01-04T11:12:13-04:00January 4th, 2017|Categories: bandwidth, Bandwidth Infrastructure, business collaboration, business expansion, business partnership, cloud, Connectivity, Data Center, fiber, fiber network, fiber optics, FirstLight Fiber, M&A, managed services|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

FirstLight Fiber has increased its footprint with a considerable acquisition. The leading fiber-optic bandwidth infrastructure services provider operating in New York and Northern New England, announced today that Oak Hill Capital Partners has completed its acquisition of Oxford Networks, and has combined the operations of Oxford with FirstLight. This is quite significant, as FirstLight now operates 5,000 route [...]

New York School District Selects FirstLight Dark Fiber and Internet to Enhance Learning Environment

By |2016-11-04T10:43:01-04:00November 4th, 2016|Categories: Broadband, dark fiber, EdTech, education, fiber network, Internet, jsa blog, Network, network provider, Telecom, telecom industry blog, telecom news, telecom news blog, Telecom News Now, Telecommunications|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

FirstLight Fiber announced this week that Shenendehowa Central Schools (Shen), serving 9,850 students at eight elementary schools, three middle schools and a high school, has selected FirstLight over several other alternatives to connect several of its remote schools and upgrade its Internet connectivity. FirstLight’s dark fiber service provides connectivity to Shen’s remote sites and FirstLight’s Internet [...]

FirstLight to Power Brand New Albany Capital Center

By |2016-10-26T16:57:21-04:00October 26th, 2016|Categories: customer win, Events, fiber, fiber network, Internet, jsa blog, Telecom, telecom industry blog, telecom news, telecom news blog, Telecom News Now|Tags: , , , , , , |

Albany Capital Center (ACC), a new, modern meeting and conference facility located in downtown Albany has chosen FirstLight Fiber’s high-speed, fiber-based Internet and voice services, ensuring fast, high-quality connectivity and reliability for the expansive center set to open in March 2017. As part of its building construction and planning process, convention operator SMG began its search [...]

White Mountain Oil & Propane is a ‘Hot’ Customer Win for FirstLight

By |2016-10-24T15:58:14-04:00October 24th, 2016|Categories: customer win, enterprise, fiber, fiber network, Internet, jsa blog, Oil and Gas, Telecom, telecom industry blog, telecom news, telecom news blog, Telecommunications|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

FirstLight Fiber, announced today (across our industry and at the 2016 INCOMPAS Show happening now) that White Mountain Oil & Propane,  a family-owned and locally-operated energy retailer serving northern New Hampshire and western Maine, has selected FirstLight to provide Internet connectivity to its offices in North Conway and Lincoln, NH. What does this mean for White [...]

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 [...]

Acquisition of FirstLight Fiber Completed

By |2016-09-08T11:38:08-04:00September 8th, 2016|Categories: Acquisition, bandwidth, Bandwidth Infrastructure, business acquisition, business investment, business partnership, Connectivity, Financial, JSA Clients, M&A, Technology, Telecommunications|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

Today, Oak Hill Capital Partners has completed its acquisition of FirstLight Fiber, which will support its continued growth. Oak Hill acquired the company from private equity owner Riverside Partners, which is also investing in the deal and will continue as a minority investor in FirstLight. During Riverside’s investment period, FirstLight expanded its fiber route miles from 199 [...]

FirstLight Fiber Upgrades Visiting Nurse and Hospice’s Internet Services

By |2016-08-25T11:49:27-04:00August 25th, 2016|Categories: Broadband, broadband connections, broadband infrastructure, business expansion, Connectivity, healthcare, Internet, Internet Service Providers, jsa blog, JSA Clients, Network, network growth, Network Solutions, network upgrade, telecom news, telecom news blog, Telecom News Now, Telecommunications|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Visiting Nurse and Hospice for Vermont and New Hampshire (VNH) has selected FirstLight Fiber for its Internet services upgrade in West Lebanon, NH and its new location in White River Junction, VT. As VNH continues to grow they have taken advantage of FirstLight’s reliable and impressive broadband capabilities. “FirstLight was able to adapt to our needs in [...]

FirstLight is Chosen Internet Provider for Colby-Sawyer College

By |2016-07-19T12:32:03-04:00July 19th, 2016|Categories: bandwidth, Connectivity, customer win, data, education, fiber, fiber network, Gigabit internet, Internet, jsa blog, Network, Telecom, telecom industry blog, telecom news, telecom news blog, Telecom News Now, Telecommunications|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Colby-Sawyer College, a comprehensive college that integrates the liberal arts and sciences with professional preparation, has chosen FirstLight Fiber over several other vendors to upgrade its Internet services to 1 Gbps.  Located in the Lake Sunapee region of New Hampshire, Colby-Sawyer College sought FirstLight’s fiber-based Internet services to improve connectivity for its 1,100+ students and enhance [...]

Oak Hill Capital Partners To Acquire Oxford Networks; To Combine Oxford Operations with FirstLight Fiber

By |2016-07-07T11:47:23-04:00July 7th, 2016|Categories: Acquisition, business acquisition, fiber, fiber network, fiber optics, jsa blog, JSA Clients, network growth, network route, Telecom, telecom industry blog, telecom news, telecom news blog, Telecom News Now, Telecommunications|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

Big news for FirstLight Fiber today! Oxford Networks,  a leading fiber-optic bandwidth infrastructure services provider operating in Maine, New Hampshire and Massachusetts,  has entered into a definitive agreement to be acquired by Oak Hill Capital Partners. Oak Hill Capital Partners announced its plans of acquisition of FirstLight from Riverside Partners in March 2016 (subject to prior [...]