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

By | 2018-11-01T15:31:33+00:00 November 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+00:00 October 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+00:00 October 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+00:00 September 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+00:00 August 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+00:00 July 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+00:00 June 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 [...]

Saratoga Springs School District Selects FirstLight

By | 2018-05-15T13:28:06+00:00 May 15th, 2018|Categories: education, fiber, fiber network, Internet, jsa blog, Telecom, telecom industry blog, telecom news, telecom news blog, Telecom News Now, Telecommunications|Tags: , , , |

FirstLight’s Low Latency Internet and High-Quality Voice Services Provide the Foundation to Support School’s E-Learning Initiatives The Saratoga Springs School District in Saratoga, NY, has selected FirstLight to provide high-speed, dedicated Internet and Voice services to the schools throughout the school district. FirstLight’s Internet and voice services will ensure fast, high-quality connectivity and reliability to the [...]

FirstLight’s 2018 Cloud Connect Summit Takes Place May 16

By | 2018-05-03T14:42:22+00:00 May 3rd, 2018|Categories: cloud, cloud computing, Internet, IT, tech, tech event, Technology, Telecom, telecom event, telecom industry blog, telecom networking event, telecom news blog, Telecom News Now, Telecommunications|Tags: , , , , , |

Learn the latest trends in cloud computing and data management, and get a fresh perspective on disaster recovery, the Internet of Things, and unified communications at FirstLight's 2018 Cloud Connect Summit. If your business is in the Northeast US region, you must consider the upcoming Cloud Connect Summit, taking place Wednesday, May 16, 2018 at the [...]

Tri State Area Federal Credit Union Chooses FirstLight Internet, Voice

By | 2018-04-17T09:18:07+00:00 April 19th, 2018|Categories: customer win, Data Center, fiber network, Financial, Internet, Telecom, telecom industry blog, telecom news, Telecom News Now, Telecommunications, voice, voice and data company|Tags: , , , , , , |

FirstLight’s Fiber Optic Internet and Voice to Serve Bennington, VT Location Tri State Area Federal Credit Union, formerly Hoosick Federal Credit Union, has selected FirstLight for Internet and Voice services for its Bennington, VT location. Tri State Area Federal Credit Union (FCU) is a small, up and coming ($24MM) community chartered not-for-profit doing business in the [...]

Timeshare Company Taps FirstLight for Internet and Voice

By | 2018-03-20T11:38:42+00:00 March 20th, 2018|Categories: cloud, customer win, dark fiber, fiber network, fiber optics, High Speed Internet, Internet, Telecom, telecom industry blog, telecom news, telecom news blog, Telecom News Now, Telecommunications, voice|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Leading Online Marketplace, Vacation Innovations, Selects FirstLight for High Uptime, Availability, and Exceptional Customer Service Vacation Innovations, an online marketing company that specializes in vacation ownership advertising, sales, rentals and brokerage services, has selected FirstLight as its primary Internet and voice solutions provider. SellMyTimeshareNow.com, which is part of the Vacation Innovations’ family of brands, has been [...]

Antin to Acquire FirstLight from Oak Hill Capital Partners

By | 2018-02-21T12:03:23+00:00 February 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+00:00 February 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+00:00 February 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+00:00 November 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 [...]

FirstLight Proud to Serve ‘World’s Best Cheddar’ Company

By | 2017-11-02T12:35:41+00:00 November 2nd, 2017|Categories: General|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

FirstLight’s Fiber-Based Services Provide Reliability and Scalability for New England and Upstate New York Farm-Family Owned Dairy Cooperative Since opening its operation in 1919, Cabot Creamery Co, the Northeast’s premier dairy cooperative, has since expanded to 1,100 co-op farms who all strive for the same thing; to provide for their families, give back to their communities, [...]

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