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2018

5 Reasons Connectivity Is Essential to IoT

The internet of things (IoT) is a relatively new technology trend, but it is steadily growing in popularity. Statista predicted that by 2025, the number of IoT devices worldwide will reach 75.44 billion. MarketsandMarkets forecasted that the IoT market will reach $561.04 billion by 2022. At first, IoT was best known for its role in creating smart homes equipped … Read More

How E-Rate Helps K-12 Educators

The education system in the U.S. is facing a financial crisis. Many school systems are underfunded. Teachers are underpaid, and they often need to buy school supplies themselves. When schools lack the funds for basic necessities, investing in the technology required to take advantage of innovative learning tools becomes a challenge. Most schools want their … Read More

The Evolution of FirstLight 1999-2018

We are excited to unveil this video that will help our community learn about the history of FirstLight – and how our company has evolved over the years. FirstLight. One company, one mission, one team focused on delivering high quality broadband solutions to businesses and carriers.

Why Manufacturing Needs the Cloud

The manufacturing industry is undergoing a transition toward smart manufacturing. In smart manufacturing, business processes have become digitized. For example, companies rely on machine-to-machine communication through the internet of things (IoT) to make important decisions, maintain equipment, and monitor supply chains. As manufacturers increasingly turn to IoT, robotization, and other innovative technologies, the cloud is … Read More

Should You Choose Colocation or the Cloud?

Maintaining an on-premises data center can be a burden on companies. Organizations need to budget for the capital expenses of housing and provisioning hardware as well as the ongoing operating costs. The 2016 Data Center Industry Survey found that 50% of IT budgets are shrinking. When companies operate a data center on-site, it can be difficult to … Read More

The Northeast DAS & Small Cell Association’s 2018 NYC Summit

Members of FirstLight’s executive team will be in attendance. We hope to see you there! When:  Thursday, September 6th Where: Convene NYC | 151 West 42nd Street, 4th floor, New York, NY For more information on this event or to register, please visit the NEDAS website by clicking here.

The Northeast DAS & Small Cell Association

Members of FirstLight’s executive team will be in attendance. We hope to see you there! When:  Wednesday, July 18th Where: District Hall,  75 Northern Ave, Boston, MA For more information on this event or to register, please visit the NEDAS website by clicking here.