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Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences Expands Relationship with FirstLight

As Longstanding Internet Provider, FirstLight is Now Also the Preferred Vendor for Campus-wide Hosted Voice Services

Albany, NY October 4, 2018FirstLight, 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 Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (“ACPHS”) has selected FirstLight as its primary hosted voice services provider. As ACPHS’ primary Internet Service Provider for many years, the educational institution has expanded its relationship and selected FirstLight to provide a cloud-based phone solution to support their Albany, NY and Colchester, VT campus locations.

“FirstLight is a preferred vendor for ACPHS, having provided high quality Internet service for many years. Through this, we have developed a great working relationship with the team,” commented Darb Fitzgerald, Director of Networking and Telecommunication for ACPHS. “FirstLight provides us with scalable broadband connectivity, and we’ve experienced high uptime all these years. Additionally, if there ever was an issue or question, the response from FirstLight has been fantastic. Given our positive experience with FirstLight, it was an easy and logical choice for us to expand our relationship to include voice services.”

FirstLight provides colleges like ACPHS with high quality, reliable solutions delivered over its exclusive fiber network. FirstLight offers a comprehensive portfolio of voice solutions including Unified Collaboration as a Service (“UCaaS”), cloud communications, hosted voice, bundled and usage-based PRI, SIP trunks, and traditional business lines.

“We greatly value our ten-year plus working relationship with Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences,” commented Kurt Van Wagenen, President and CEO of FirstLight. “Savvy institutions like ACPHS understand how high quality, fiber-based communications solutions can enhance the learning environment, and FirstLight is honored to be selected as its partner of choice and support its mission of educating the next generation of leaders to improve the health of our society.”