Screen Shot 2015-12-09 at 11.05.27 AMWhat’s better than providing a local teddy bear company the Internet service it needs to successfully operate and fill orders this holiday season? Not much!  Which is why this blog is dedicated to these cuddly little rascals sure to put smiles on faces this season.  It is perfect timing for FirstLight Fiber as they announced today that The Vermont Teddy Bear Co., the largest handcrafter of teddy bears in North America, has selected them for high-speed Internet services for its corporate headquarters in Shelburne, VT.

Screen Shot 2015-12-09 at 11.05.56 AM“The Vermont Teddy Bear Co. is locally owned and operated, and notably one of the top-rated companies on the Internet. FirstLight is thrilled to provide this unique, award-winning organization with a solid communications infrastructure that enables them to successfully serve hundreds of thousands of customers around the world,” commented Kurt Van Wagenen, President and Chief Executive Officer for FirstLight Fiber. “We are committed to fostering strong, long standing relationships with the businesses we serve.  Ensuring that our network provides the redundancy, scalability and security, that companies like The Vermont Teddy Bear Co. need to fulfill its customer service and operations, is a paramount goal of FirstLight.”

Screen Shot 2015-12-09 at 11.06.06 AMFirstLight’s dedicated 100 Mbps connection will support The Vermont Teddy Bear Co.’s business operations and represents a significant upgrade to the company’s prior Internet service provider.

“Our company is seasonal-based; any loss of communications during this busy time would have a huge negative financial impact,”  commented Darren Brochu, Director of Business Information & Technology for The Vermont Teddy Bear Co. “FirstLight delivers a service that is fast and reliable.  Many jobs depend on the business we do, particularly at this time of year with the holiday season upon us.  Our Internet and phone services are our main point of contact for operations, and it is critical that we have optimal connectivity.”

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