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Meet the TEX NYC 2018 Manifestos Chairs

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

Antin Infrastructure Partners Officially Acquires FirstLight

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 Provides Cloud Communications to Lakes Region Community Services (LRCS)

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

Saratoga Springs School District Selects FirstLight

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

FirstLight’s 2018 Cloud Connect Summit Takes Place May 16

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

Tri State Area Federal Credit Union Chooses FirstLight Internet, Voice

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

Timeshare Company Taps FirstLight for Internet and Voice

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

Antin to Acquire FirstLight from Oak Hill Capital Partners

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

FirstLight Tapped by Largest Independent High School in US

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

Eyesight Ophthalmic Services ‘Opts’ for FirstLight

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.

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

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

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

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

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And The Global Carrier Award for ‘Best Project – Americas’ Goes to…

On October 25th, 2017 2,000+ of telecom key decision makers came together for one of the industry’s biggest celebrations, the Capacity Global Carrier Awards. FirstLight, a leading fiber-optic bandwidth infrastructure services provider operating in the Northeast, separated itself from the pack of entries by announcing today that it is the Capacity Media Global Carrier Award

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FirstLight Completes its Fourth Acquisition of 2017

FirstLight, a leading fiber-optic bandwidth infrastructure services provider operating in the Northeast, announces the completion of its acquisition of 186 Communications. Being its fourth transaction this year alone, FirstLight further proves itself as one of the largest providers of fiber-based, high-capacity services throughout the Northeast. FirstLight previously completed the acquisitions of Oxford Networks, Sovernet Communications

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New Hampshire Judicial Branch Selects FirstLight for Internet, Colo

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

Done Deal: FirstLight Completes Acquisition of Finger Lakes Technologies Group

Another successful acquisition for FirstLight! The company announced today that it has completed the acquisition of Finger Lakes Technologies Group (“FLTG”), further positioning FirstLight as a leading fiber-based communications provider offering a complete portfolio of data, Internet, data center, cloud, and voice services throughout the Northeast. This latest acquisition is just one of several that

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