Internet

FirstLight Launches ‘Managed Edge’ Solutions

By | 2019-01-29T13:51:11+00:00 January 29th, 2019|Categories: cloud, Data Center, fiber, fiber network, fiber optics, FirstLight, FirstLight Fiber, Internet, jsa blog, telecom industry blog, Telecom News Now|Tags: , , , , , , , |

FirstLight,  in addition to providing fiber-optic data, Internet, data center, cloud and voice services to enterprise and carrier customers throughout the Northeast has now added 'Managed Edge' solutions to its roster of offerings. Connecting nearly 8,000 locations in service with more than 30,000 locations serviceable by a 14,000-route mile network, FirstLight offers a robust suite of [...]

FirstLight: Providing Connectivity for The Governor’s Academy Campus-Wide

By | 2019-01-16T10:28:18+00:00 January 16th, 2019|Categories: cloud, Data Center, fiber network, fiber optics, General, VoIP service|Tags: , , , , |

FirstLight has a history of supporting schools throughout New York and New England in their efforts to offer high-quality fiber-based connectivity to staff and students.  This is in addition to providing fiber-optic data, Internet, data center, cloud and voice services to enterprise and carrier customers throughout the US Northeast, for which they are broadly recognized. FirstLight services many leading [...]

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 [...]

GlobeNet Launches New Central Interconnection Point in Northern Brazil

By | 2018-09-20T18:21:44+00:00 September 20th, 2018|Categories: carrier, Data Center, GlobeNet, interconnection, Internet, Internet Exchange, internet security, Internet Service Providers, internet traffic, IP peering, JSA Blog Submission, JSA Clients, low latency, network growth, network operators, network provider, Peering exchchange, technology trends, Telecom, telecom industry blog, telecom news, telecom news blog, Telecom News Now, Telecommunications|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Just a few weeks after announcing Facebook as a co-owner of its new ‘Malbec’ subsea cable to Argentina, GlobeNet officially opened a new central interconnection point at the Fortaleza Internet Exchange Point (IXP) today.  Now, network operators and internet service providers (ISPs) throughout northeastern Brazil will be able to exchange traffic locally, taking advantage of the [...]

‘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 [...]

IoT and the Edge: A Data Network Perspective from 365 Data Centers

By | 2018-08-24T11:14:59+00:00 August 24th, 2018|Categories: cloud, Data Center, IoT, Security, Telecom|Tags: , , , , , |

IDC has estimated that there will be 30 billion connected “things” by 2020 and a $1.7 trillion revenue opportunity to suit. Ninety-eight percent of 700 enterprise decision-makers surveyed by 451 Research said they have Internet of Things (IoT) projects underway or in the pre-deployment phase. It’s clear that the IoT will be a disruptive force, but [...]

Introducing The Sphere: A Disruptive, Blockchain-Powered Global Ecosystem for the Telecom Industry

By | 2018-05-04T11:07:45+00:00 May 4th, 2018|Categories: technology trends, Telecom, telecom news, Telecommunications|Tags: , , , |

It’s been two years in the making, and now it’s finally here. A team of telecom industry veterans just announced the upcoming launch of The Sphere, a disruptive, blockchain-powered global ecosystem designed to allow carriers, operators and resellers to address real challenges in the market, such as declining margins, fraud and inefficiencies. The Sphere is backed [...]

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 [...]

Building a Better Internet: VostroNet on JSA TV

By | 2018-02-23T13:03:40+00:00 February 23rd, 2018|Categories: High Speed Internet, Internet, Telecom, telecom conference, telecom event, telecom industry blog, telecom industry vlog, telecom interview, telecom news, telecom news blog, Telecom News Now, telecom tv, telecom video, Telecommunications|Tags: , , , , |

Ensuring a better internet experience is something we all strive for in this industry - and we're excited to introduce you to VostroNet, a company that is making this happen. Maximizing internet value for Student Accommodation, Public Wi-Fi Residential Precincts and Hotels CEO of VostroNet, Jonathan Runge, talks with JSA TV at PTC'18 about the company's [...]

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, [...]

Net Neutrality Vote is In: So is this Good or Bad for Telecom? We Want to Hear From You!

By | 2017-12-14T15:58:05+00:00 December 14th, 2017|Categories: applications services, bandwidth, community news, Connectivity, Global Telecommunications, Government, Internet, Internet Exchange, Internet foundation, Internet Protocols, internet security, Internet Service Providers, internet traffic, IP Exchange, IP peering, IP Solutions, IP transit, Managed Security, Net Neutrality, Network, Security, Telecom, telecom infrastructure, telecom news, Telecommunications|Tags: , , , , , , , |

The ruling we’ve been waiting for is now in the books: the FCC, in a 3-2 vote today, approved the measure to remove the net neutrality rules it put into effect two years ago, preventing Internet providers from blocking and throttling traffic and offering paid fast lanes. Specifically, the FCC is removing the rules barring ISPs [...]

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, [...]

netsapiens’ SNAPbuilder Bringing Coveted Features to Customer Portal Toolkit

By | 2017-10-30T15:48:28+00:00 October 30th, 2017|Categories: call center solutions, CEO, cloud, cloud computing, Cloud Platform, Cloud service provider, General, Hosted Voice, jsa blog, JSA Blog Submission, SaaS, Technology, technology trends, Telecom, telecom industry blog, telecom news, telecom news blog, Telecom News Now, unified communications, VoIP, VoIP service, VoIP service providers|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

From startups to the Fortune 1000, today’s companies increasingly rely on a managed service provider’s ability to integrate remote offices and virtual workers into an efficient and expertly-managed unified communications system. This year, the netsapiens team has worked hard to stand above the competition; in addition to rolling out a new, enhanced version of SNAPsolution, the [...]

FirstLight Completes its Fourth Acquisition of 2017

By | 2017-10-18T10:55:35+00:00 October 18th, 2017|Categories: Acquisition, bandwidth, Bandwidth Infrastructure|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

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 and [...]

netsapiens Partners with Telo to Offer New Caller ID UC Feature

By | 2017-08-11T16:05:21+00:00 August 11th, 2017|Categories: call center solutions, calling card, cloud, General, Hosted Voice, jsa blog, JSA Blog Submission, SaaS, technology trends, Telecom, telecom industry blog, telecom news blog, Telecom News Now, unified communications, VoIP, VoIP service, VoIP service providers|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

netsapiens has announced a new partnership with Telo USA, Inc., providers of global carrier-grade CNAM (Caller ID Name) service through their OpenCNAM platform. As a result of this deal, netsapiens can now add enhanced Caller ID service to the many best-in-class features of its SNAPsolution software platform. This new strategic partnership exemplifies netsapiens’ resolve to meet [...]

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