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2017

How Fiber Optics Have Changed Business

The ability to transmit data using pulses of light has opened the door for many world-changing innovations in medicine, manufacturing, and communications. One of the earliest applications of fiber optics was the development of laparoscopes that enable minimally invasive surgical procedures. Further advancements in the technology ushered in the era of high-speed communications. The main … Read More

The Future of Fiber Optics: Digital Photonics

Fiber optics have increased the speed and reliability of Internet and telecom connections. Now, digital photonics have emerged as the future of fiber optics because they harness the power of light to transform the way companies in a wide range of industries do business. Leveraging these new technologies relies on laying down the foundation of … Read More

FirstLight Connects with Partners at Recent Events

It has already been a busy spring for FirstLight, with a pair of events geared toward communicating with our current partners as well as building new relationships. First, our Partner Program team met with potential partners at Great North Aleworks in Manchester, NH, to discuss pairing the best FirstLight solutions with customer needs. In line … Read More

5 Business Advantages of Fiber Connectivity

Not long ago, copper wires were traditionally used for connectivity, but fiber optics have emerged as a superior method. Fiber optic wires are made from glass instead of metal. The fiber is the width of a human hair. These glass wires are then used to transmit information through pulses of light generated by lasers. The most obvious business benefit … Read More

Small Cell Technology – Where Are We in 2017?

In the past few years, small cell technology has expanded the capacity of mobile networks, and it’s not hard to see why. Small cell technology, for those who may be wondering, is a small, short-range mobile base station that adds to cellular service from macro-cell towers. Small cell technology boasts high reliability, low-latency connectivity, and … Read More

Rebrand is Next Step in Integration Process Following Acquisitions Albany, NY – April 12, 2017 – FirstLight, a leading fiber-optic bandwidth infrastructure services provider operating in the Northeast, announced today that following the recent acquisitions of Oxford Networks and ION Communications has rebranded to a single company name, “FirstLight.” This exciting development is the next step in the … Read More