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2018

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

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 Government agencies are forced to meet these requirements on a limited budget, often leaving them to work with outdated infrastructure.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

How the Cloud Improves Public Safety

Today, public safety is top of mind for most communities. Mass shootings are regularly taking place at schools and workplaces. Violent incidents in public areas occur all too often. Back in 2013, the New England region was affected when terrorists targeted the Boston Marathon. Investigators used technology to find the attackers, analyzing hundreds of hours … Read More

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 a series of leadership changes designed to support FirstLight’s next phase of growth.  These changes follow the Company’s previous announcement related to a change of ownership to Antin Infrastructure Partners. Sean … Read More