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Champlain Cable Selects FirstLight for Internet and Cloud

By |2019-06-11T19:06:05-04:00June 11th, 2019|Categories: cloud, cloud computing, General, Infrastructure-as-a-Service, Internet|Tags: , , , , , |

Champlain Cable, a manufacturer of high-performance insulated wire for automotive, commercial vehicle, Navy shipboard, industrial, and marine oil and gas markets, has selected FirstLight to upgrade its high-speed fiber Internet service and provide cloud solutions. With manufacturing plants in Colchester, VT, and two facilities in El Paso, TX, operations rely heavily on the ability to efficiently [...]

FirstLight Fiber Acquires Maine Fiber Company

By |2019-05-16T21:46:36-04:00May 16th, 2019|Categories: Broadband, Data Center, fiber optics, FirstLight, FirstLight Fiber, Network|Tags: , , , , |

FirstLight announced today that it has acquired Maine Fiber Company (“MFC”), a transaction which will further enhance the company's fiber network throughout the State of Maine.  The MFC network adds unique routes into Canada including a cable landing, the Maritime Express Route from Nova Scotia to Boston, as well as additional diversity to FirstLight’s robust network. [...]

FirstLight Expands Relationship with Albany Times Union Center

By |2019-05-07T19:49:33-04:00May 7th, 2019|Categories: Broadband, Connectivity, egaming, FirstLight, Internet|Tags: , , , , , |

FirstLight has expanded its relationship with the Albany Times Union Center and facilities operator, SMG, to provide higher bandwidth solutions for its clientele.  FirstLight will provide additional high-speed, fiber-based Internet and voice services, ensuring that the center is positioned to meet the growing demands of event organizers and attendees.  The new Internet service will help to [...]

FirstLight Extends Fiber Network and Enhances Capabilities in Maine

By |2019-05-01T15:48:56-04:00May 1st, 2019|Categories: 5G, bandwidth, Bandwidth Infrastructure, data network services, fiber, fiber network, FirstLight, Internet|Tags: , , , , , , |

    FirstLight has implemented plans to add new fiber builds and product introductions to support growing bandwidth needs throughout the state of Maine. FirstLight has consistently undertaken projects to expand and enhance its fiber footprint throughout Maine to continue to meet the demand for fiber-based broadband communications services. FirstLight is currently in the process of [...]

FirstLight Provides Connectivity to Hildene, The Lincoln Family Home

By |2019-03-27T11:34:51-04:00March 27th, 2019|Categories: Connectivity, fiber, fiber network, FirstLight, FirstLight Fiber, Internet|Tags: , , , , , |

Hildene, The Lincoln Family Home, has selected FirstLight to provide Internet connectivity throughout its campus. The upgrade enables students to collaborate on important projects regarding history, agriculture, and economics. Hildene, taken from two Old English words meaning “hill and valley with stream,” is considered to be one of the nation’s most important Lincoln sites, second only [...]

FirstLight to Explore Growth in Digital Infrastructure at Westchester’s “Digital Future” Event

By |2019-03-22T13:07:27-04:00March 22nd, 2019|Categories: digital infrastructure, enterprise, fiber network, networking event, Telecom, telecom event, telecom industry blog, telecom networking event, telecom news blog, Telecom News Now|Tags: , , , , |

FirstLight's Principal Member of Technical Staff, Brian Kurkowski, to participate in a panel discussion on digital infrastructure growth at The Westchester County Association's "Digital Future" Event on March 26 Brian Kurkowski has been with FirstLight and its predecessor companies since its inception in 1997. A key region served by FirstLight is Westchester County, the [...]

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

By |2019-03-20T17:05:30-04:00March 20th, 2019|Categories: fiber, fiber network, fiber network, fiber optics, Government, Internet, telecom news, telecom news blog, Telecom News Now|Tags: , , , |

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 staff, [...]

Westchester’s Century Country Club Selects FirstLight

By |2019-03-13T12:37:27-04:00March 13th, 2019|Categories: bandwidth, Bandwidth Infrastructure, fiber, fiber network, FirstLight, FirstLight Fiber, General, Internet|Tags: , , , , , , |

FirstLight has been selected as the service provider for Westchester Century Country Club. FirstLight’s dedicated, symmetrical fiber-based Internet services are a considerable upgrade to the historic country club’s prior infrastructure which will provide members and staff with a more robust, efficient Internet connection.  Century Club spans 175 acres in Purchase, New York, and has been acknowledged [...]

FirstLight Appoints Len Camara as Chief Information Officer

By |2019-03-07T18:53:05-04:00March 7th, 2019|Categories: Chief Information Officer, cloud, fiber, fiber network, General, network provider, Telecom, telecom industry blog, telecom news blog|Tags: , , , , , , , |

FirstLight has appointed Leonard (“Len”) Camara as Chief Information Officer.  Mr. Camara, a seasoned executive,  will serve as a member of the senior team and will oversee the advancement of the Company’s Information Systems and Information Technology functions to support the company's next phase of growth. Mr. Camara brings more than 20 years of experience leading [...]

Not-to-Miss! FirstLight’s Cloud Connect Summit is November 15 in Westchester

By |2018-11-01T15:31:33-04:00November 1st, 2018|Categories: cloud, Conferences, Events, Telecom, telecom conference, telecom event, telecom news blog|Tags: , , , , |

A virtual Who's Who of IT experts and providers will share best practices and trends in cloud computing, unified communications, and IT resilience at FirstLight's Cloud Connect Summit on Thursday, November 15th at the Westchester Country Club in Rye, New York. Don't miss the next in FirstLight's growing Cloud Connect Summit series! Attending the event will [...]

FirstLight Expands Offerings with Megaport Enabled Cloud Connectivity and Expanded Networks

By |2018-10-30T10:42:36-04:00October 30th, 2018|Categories: cloud, cloud computing, Cloud service provider, Cloud Storage, Connectivity, fiber, fiber network, FirstLight, FirstLight Fiber|Tags: , , , , , , |

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 PARTNERS WITH MEGAPORT FirstLight is leveraging Megaport’s global Software Defined Network(SDN) to access Megaport’s ecosystem of over 300 service providers [...]

FirstLight Provides Internet and WAN Services to Alfred State College

By |2018-10-03T11:22:03-04:00October 3rd, 2018|Categories: customer win, fiber, fiber network, fiber optics, General, Internet, IT, shared IT, software, Telecom, telecom industry blog, telecom news, telecom news blog, Telecom News Now, Telecommunications|Tags: , , , |

FirstLight’s comprehensive fiber-based solutions provide connectivity for faculty, staff, and students.    Alfred State College (ASC) has selected FirstLight to provide faculty, staff, and students of the college high-quality Internet and fiber optic wide area network (WAN) connectivity across the entire college footprint. FirstLight has supplied back up Internet service to Alfred State College, enabling increased bandwidth and [...]

‘Bull Moose Club’ Coworking Space in Albany Chooses FirstLight

By |2018-09-07T10:17:00-04:00September 7th, 2018|Categories: customer win, fiber network, fiber optics, Internet, IT, shared IT, software, Telecom, telecom industry blog, telecom news, telecom news blog, Telecom News Now, Telecommunications|Tags: , , , |

FirstLight’s Internet service provides the high quality, low latency experience needed to support its clients The Bull Moose Club, opening mid-September 2018 in Albany, NY, has selected FirstLight to provide Internet connectivity. FirstLight’s high-quality, low latency fiber connection will enable 160 members of the new coworking space, including 22 office suites, to perform efficiently with full [...]

Meet the TEX NYC 2018 Manifestos Chairs

By |2018-08-22T14:28:23-04:00August 21st, 2018|Categories: artificial intelligence, Bandwidth Infrastructure, broadband infrastructure, business investment, c-level, CEO, CSuite, Cybersecurity, DAS, DAS, Data Center, FirstLight, growth hacking, Infrastructure-as-a-Service, internet security, JS&A News, JSA Events, Network, Network Safeguards, Network Solutions, networking event, Security, Skynet, small cell, tech, Technology, technology trends, Telco 2.0, Telecom, telecom event, Telecom Exchange, telecom industry blog, telecom networking event, telecom news, Telecommunications, wireless, wireless broadband technology, wireless broadband telecommunications networks, women in telecom|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

We are excited and honored to announce the four committee chairs for our Telecom Exchange (TEX) NYC 2018 manifestos: Scott Gilbert of FirstLight; Brian Barnell of Q Advisors; Cris Kimbrough of CBRE; Amy Marks of XSite Modular; and Michael Levy of Rackspace. Based on our CEO Roundtable discussions from TEX NYC, these manifestos are the top 3-5 actionable [...]

Antin Infrastructure Partners Officially Acquires FirstLight

By |2018-07-24T21:16:42-04:00July 25th, 2018|Categories: Acquisition, fiber network, FirstLight, telecom industry blog, telecom news, telecom news blog, Telecom News Now, Telecommunications|Tags: , , , , |

Antin Infrastructure Partners ("Antin") has successfully completed the acquisition of FirstLight. Antin acquired the company from private equity firm Oak Hill Capital Partners (“Oak Hill”), Novacap and Riverside Partners (“Riverside”). Financial terms of the completed transaction were not disclosed. Kevin Genieser, Senior Partner at Antin leading this transaction commented, “We are delighted to be backing FirstLight [...]

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 [...]