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2018

Why Municipal Governments Need Disaster Recovery

Municipal governments are responsible for recovery when a natural disaster hits a community. Because local governments coordinate emergency response and relief efforts, their offices can’t afford to fall victim to the same traumatic incident that affects their constituents. Municipal governments need robust disaster recovery strategies that protect them from major disasters. Cloud-based disaster recovery helps … Read More

4 UC Use Cases in Manufacturing

Unified communications (UC) may seem like something that fits more easily into a corporation’s business offices. UC evokes images of executives and employees working from cubicles or remotely from home offices, using their mobile devices to web conference or exchange instant messages. However, UC has many uses in the manufacturing industry. Manufacturers are challenged by … Read More

3 Ways UC Plays a Role in Higher Education

Over the years, colleges and universities have expanded their use of unified communications (UC). At first, UC was used primarily for administrative purposes. However, higher education institutions now recognize that UC has a place in the classroom as well. Expanding the use of UC makes sense as college and university students increasingly depend on technology … Read More

Metro Connect 2019

Members of FirstLight’s executive team will be in attendance at Metro Connect on 1/29/2019 – 1/31/2019 at Eden Roc Miami Beach! Metro Connect is an annual meeting of leaders from across the country, focused on discussing and strategizing the future of the US connectivity market. Learn more about the event here >

FirstLight Partners with Megaport to Offer Seamless Cloud Connectivity

Combination of FirstLight’s Low-Latency Fiber Connections Combined with Megaport’s Software Defined Network (SDN) Creates a Compelling End-to-End Solution  ALBANY, NY – October 30, 2018 – FirstLight, a leading provider of fiber-optic data, Internet, data center, cloud and voice services to enterprise and carrier customers throughout the Northeast, announced today that it is leveraging Megaport’s global … Read More

3 Benefits Unified Communications Brings to Government

Government organizations need to jump over many hurdles when trying to communicate internally or with their constituents. They are expected to have open communication with constituents while still protecting sensitive information. Government agencies are forced to meet these requirements on a limited budget, often leaving them to work with outdated infrastructure. Unified communications (UC) delivers … Read More

FirstLight Expanding Fiber Network in Rochester and Buffalo

Company Launches an Additional 500-Route Mile Fiber Build in Upstate New York ALBANY, NY – October 29, 2018 – FirstLight, a leading provider of fiber-optic interconnectivity and data services in the Northeast, announced today that it will expand its fiber network in Rochester and Buffalo, New York. This 500-route mile project is in response to … Read More