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.

FirstLight’s Services, enhanced by 186 Communications


Ultra high-speed, low latency, scalable data transport solutions up to 100 Gbps including Ethernet (E-Line, E-LAN, E-Access).


Internet Dedicated symmetrical connections, via FirstLight’s regional network, incorporates robust Tier 1 provider connections and private peering. Delivered over our own fiber optics backbone, our Internet services are capable of scaling up to 10Gbps to keep pace with your business needs.

Cloud Services

Cloud Services FirstLight has the network, data centers and cloud computing infrastructure to make the benefits of cloud a reality for your organization.


Bundled and usage-based PRI-T1, SIP Trunks and traditional.

Data Center (Romulus)

Leverage FirstLight’s data center services to house your mission critical applications and infrastructure. FirstLight operates 12 data centers throughout the Northeast. Choose from half cabinets, full cabinets, cages or suites.

Dark Fiber

Dark Fiber Dark fiber is an ideal solution for organizations that have high capacity bandwidth needs and in-house expertise to manage it.

Advanced Technologies

Our qualified and experienced engineers will help you with managed services, managed products, monitoring, hosted video conferencing, network evaluation and hardware from Cisco.

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