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2017

How Unified Communications Transforms the Workplace

MEmployees have more ways to communicate with each other than ever before. They use email to send documents and messages. Instant Messaging (IM) allows them to have quick, real-time conversations. Web conferencing enables co-workers and clients to conduct face-to-face meetings remotely. Every employee has his or her favorite way to communicate. Problems develop when companies … Read More

Pepperell Mill Campus Turns to FirstLight for Dedicated Connectivity Solution

FirstLight Provides Internet Services to Commercial and Residential Property Located in Southern Maine Albany, NY – November 14, 2017 – FirstLight, a leading fiber-optic bandwidth infrastructure services provider operating in the Northeast, announced today that the Pepperell Mill Campus, an adaptive redevelopment project featuring commercial and residential space in Biddeford, Maine, selected FirstLight for an extensive network upgrade … Read More

Why a Fast Network is Key for K-12 Education

Back in 2013, connectivity goals were set for K-12 education. The goal was to guarantee 100 kilobit per second (kbps) per student at all U.S. schools. Unfortunately, many schools are falling behind on this goal. According to the 2017 State of the States report, 6.5 million students still lack access to a high-speed connection. 77% of these students attend schools … Read More

Cabot Creamery Chooses FirstLight for Data Services

FirstLight’s Fiber-Based Services Provide Reliability and Scalability for New England and Upstate New York Farm-Family Owned Dairy Cooperative Albany, NY – November 2, 2017 – FirstLight, a leading fiber-optic bandwidth infrastructure services provider operating in the Northeast, announced today that Cabot Creamery Co-jheoperative, owned by 1,100 dairy farm families of Agri-Mark, the Northeast’s premier dairy cooperative, has selected … Read More

How to Choose the Right Cloud Provider

The current cloud market is crowded and can be difficult to navigate. As the potential for profiting from the cloud grows, more contenders are entering the field. Gartner predicts the public cloud market will grow 18% this year to reach $246.8 billion.  When choosing a cloud provider, companies may debate whether to work with one of the major players or a smaller business partner. The good … Read More

FirstLight Wins Capacity Media’s Global Carrier Award for “Best Project – Americas”

Albany, NY – October 31, 2017 – FirstLight, a leading fiber-optic bandwidth infrastructure services provider operating in the Northeast, announced that it is the Capacity Media Global Carrier Award recipient for “Best Americas Project” in 2017. The award recognizes FirstLight’s 2017 acquisitions of Oxford Networks and Sovernet Communications, and the subsequent rebranding of all companies … Read More

5 Cloud Trends You Shouldn’t Miss Out On

As cloud computing gains acceptance, companies are looking for ways to get more out of the technology. There are plenty of opportunities to expand the use of cloud because it continually evolves to take on new challenges. As your business begins to formulate next year’s IT budget, plan for additional investments in cloud that will help you meet your … Read More