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2017

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

How to Plan for Next Year’s IT Budget

  The leaves are turning red and gold. Farmers’ markets are filled with crisp apples and festive pumpkins. The days are cooling off, and there is a smell of wood smoke in the air. These are all signs that fall has come to the Northeast. They are also signs that it is time for companies to start planning for next year’s IT budget.  … Read More

FirstLight Completes Acquisition of 186 Communications

Fourth transaction in the past year further advances FirstLight as one of the largest providers of fiber-based, high-capacity services throughout the Northeast FirstLight, a leading fiber-optic bandwidth infrastructure services provider operating in the Northeast, announced today that it has completed its acquisition of 186 Communications (“186”).  This latest acquisition marks the Company’s fourth successful acquisition … Read More

New Hampshire Judicial Branch Selects FirstLight as Key Internet and Data Center Provider

Court System Praises FirstLight for Exceptional Service Record and Offering Customized Solutions to Address Growing Network Requirements FirstLight, a leading fiber-optic bandwidth infrastructure services provider operating in the Northeast, announced today that the New Hampshire Judicial Branch has selected FirstLight to provide Internet and data center services for its system of 82 courts in 38 … Read More

How the Cloud Enables IoT

Gartner has included the Internet of Things (IoT) in its list of Top 10 Strategic Technology Trends for 2018. IoT will contribute to the emergence of digital twins. Digital twins link to real-world objects, providing information on the status of company assets. Information gathered from digital twins is then used to better manage, maintain, and … Read More