186 Communications is Now FirstLight!
FirstLight completed the acquisition of 186 Communications on October 18th, 2017.
Now that the transaction is complete, FirstLight will combine 186’s high-capacity fiber network in Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Vermont with its own expansive fiber network and extensive portfolio of data, Internet, data center, cloud and voice services to enhance its position as one of the largest, most comprehensive, fiber-based communications providers in the Northeast.
SO, WHY CHOOSE FIRSTLIGHT?
Locally-Based Service and Support
FirstLight offers locally-based support teams in all of the markets we serve, and we now have more resources and employees in the states of Massachusetts and New Hampshire as a result of this acquisition. The FirstLight team is dedicated to providing superior services, backed with the understanding that our clients’ mission-critical communication needs demand comprehensive, proactive support.
Exclusively owned and operated by FirstLight, the FirstLight regional network now spans ~19,000 route miles of fiber* and more than 9,000 lit locations, with access to more than 30,000 locations in six states with connectivity to Montreal. Our network is designed as an ultra-high availability system and is architected to provide scalable services from 5 Mbps to 100 Gbps.*
* Not available in all locations.
Complete Set of Services Geared for Today’s Businesses
FirstLight offers businesses a full suite of advanced fiber optic communications services including Data, Internet, Unified Communications, Managed Services, Cloud Services and Data Center. We offer customized solutions designed to meet unique client requirements in order to address the increasing demand for high-end applications and services.
We are proud to serve customers representing a wide range of industries:
- Wireless Providers
- Banking and Finance
- K-12 and College/University Education
- Research and Education Organizations
- Public Safety Agencies
- State & Local Government
- Professional Services
- Fully Customizable Solutions
Solid Financial Backing
FirstLight has strong financials and is privately-owned by Antin Infrastructure Partners. Antin provides the guidance and financial backing necessary for FirstLight’s continued growth. Given its solid financial backing, FirstLight is well positioned to take on and successfully complete projects of all sizes.