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2017

In keeping with the spirit of the late astronaut and teacher Christa McAuliffe, this conference is designed to highlight the sharing of successful technology practices among educators. The conference serves as a forum for exchanging technology-based success stories, integration tips, instructional strategies, technical solutions, and management techniques, that really work in the learning environment. FirstLight … Read More

Partner Program Blog Series: Preparing for the Future

Channel Outlook for 2018 and Beyond Welcome to the second installment of our Partner Program blog series! Last week, we examined some of the key channel trends so far this year. But what about the future? This week, we take a look at some key predictions for partner programs in 2018 and beyond, and discuss … Read More

What You Can Learn From Recent Data Breaches

  As high-profile companies continue to experience data breaches in 2017, common attack vectors are emerging. A closer look at some of the worst breaches shows that employee negligence and weaknesses in point of sale (POS) systems are common problems. The success of cyber attackson other companies should serve as a powerful lesson for your business. Examining these attacks may prevent your business from making some of … Read More

518 Area Code Overlay Coming to Eastern Upstate New York Mandatory 10-Digit Dialing Begins August 19, 2017 Albany, NY – August 15, 2017 – Customers within the existing 518 area code should be prepared for the introduction of the new 838 area code.   FirstLight, a leading fiber-optic bandwidth infrastructure services provider operating in the Northeast, announced today that … Read More

By: Paul Briand, business@seacoastonline.com The building at 359 Corporate Drive at Pease International Tradeport speaks to the high-speed pace of the telecommunications industry. It started as the home of BayRing Communications, which then became Oxford Communications. Now, it is the New England headquarters for FirstLight Fiber, a provider of high-speed data, internet, data center and voice … Read More

3 Ways to Get Employees to Use Unified Communications

Unified communications (UC) systems help companies improve productivity, collaboration, and knowledge transfer. With UC, instead of working with a jumble of tools, your company can use a suite of integrated solutions that includes voice, web conferencing, instant messaging, and file sharing. These integrated tools make conducting conversations and working on projects easier. However, the investment in your UC system may … Read More

Why IT Is a Matter of Life and Death in Healthcare

Since the widespread adoption of electronic health records (EHRs), doctors and emergency medical teams have become dependent on networks to access and exchange patient information. If these networks perform inadequately or fail, the patient’s life can hang in the balance. In healthcare, just adopting technology isn’t enough. Healthcare providers need to choose technology that meets … Read More