News

2017

New Metropolitan Dark Fiber CRAN Architecture Enables Carrier to Scale Small Cell Deployments Across New Hampshire, Maine and Vermont FirstLight, a leading fiber-optic bandwidth infrastructure services provider operating in the Northeast, announced today a long-term dark fiber contract with a major wireless carrier for the implementation of a new metropolitan CRAN ring throughout Manchester, NH, … Read More

Mutually beneficial relationship expands company networks, increasing growth potential Albany, NY – April 3, 2017 – FirstLight Fiber, a leading fiber-optic bandwidth infrastructure services provider operating in Northeast, announced today that it has developed a relationship with f6networks, the owner and operator of a high-capacity fiber network that provides high capacity transport between New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and … Read More

Why Wavelengths Matter in Fiber Optics

When we talk about the merits of fiber optics versus those of copper wire cable, the discussion often takes a technical turn and words like wavelengths, attenuation rates, and multiplexing will appear in the conversation.   In fiber-optic communications, what factors make a difference? Do wavelengths matter? And if they do matter, why?   This article will … Read More

A Primer on Fiber-Optic Internet Connectivity

Many businesses are turning to fiber-optic connectivity because it is cost-effective, scalable, and agile. Although the United States has been a leader in the development of the internet and related technologies, many parts of the country still lack access to fiber-based high-speed internet. In the absence of a nationwide fiber-optic network, organizations are turning to … Read More

What’s New for VoIP in 2017?

Voice over internet protocol (VoIP) has transformed the way companies work by enabling fast and reliable internal and external communications through a broadband internet connection. Efficient communication means improved workflows that result in increased productivity and profit. The workplace dynamic is changing in ways that demand more from VoIP technologies. Employees are spending more time … Read More

Combination Enhances FirstLight’s Network in New York and New England FirstLight Fiber (“FirstLight”), a leading fiber-optic bandwidth infrastructure services provider operating in the Northeast, announced today that Oak Hill Capital Partners (“Oak Hill”) has completed its acquisition of Sovernet Communications (“Sovernet”) and has combined the operations of Sovernet with FirstLight. This acquisition combines Sovernet’s high-capacity … Read More

Why this Albany tech company is expanding with acquisition in western New York

FirstLight Fiber plans to buy Finger Lakes Technologies Group, a telecommunications company outside of Rochester, New York. It is the latest in a series of acquisitions that are doubling the size and service of FirstLight of Albany.   Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Finger Lakes Technologies Group is a subsidiary of Trumansburg Telephone Company, … Read More