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Albany Molecular Research Inc. (AMRI) Selects FirstLight Fiber for 10 Gbps Network Upgrade

FirstLight Fiber, a facilities-based telecommunications service provider operating fiber optic networks in Upstate New York and Northern New England with connectivity to Canada, announced today that Albany Molecular Research Inc. (NASDAQ: AMRI) has chosen FirstLight to upgrade its network.

As a global contract research and manufacturing organization offering customers fully integrated drug discovery, development and manufacturing services, AMRI operates a vast data network connecting multiple locations. To date, FirstLight provides network services to numerous AMRI locations. In an effort to meet its ever-increasing data needs, AMRI looked to FirstLight to upgrade its Ethernet-based services, as part of a continuous effort to enhance the bandwidth and reliability of its data network.

“Because of its responsiveness and adaptability to our needs, FirstLight has been a trusted partner to AMRI for more than a decade,” commented Alan Tosi, IT Infrastructure Manager for AMRI. “With FirstLight’s help, we were able to once again enhance our network’s capacity and reliability. All of our needs were met quickly and completely by the FirstLight team; making this upgrade seamless.”

“As one of our longest standing customers, our relationship with AMRI is an example of FirstLight’s ability to continually meet our customers’ requirements as their data-network needs expand,” stated Kurt Van Wagenen, President and CEO of FirstLight. “Our key focus is to ensure that we have the high-quality services and scalable bandwidth our clients need to succeed in this digital age.”

“The fiber-based network that FirstLight provides affords us the flexibility we need to continually evolve our infrastructure knowing that it will support important technology changes in the future,” added Tosi. “We look forward to continuing to work with FirstLight.”

To address the data intensive network needs of companies in the pharmaceutical industry, FirstLight provides a comprehensive portfolio of fiber-based secure, scalable, high reliability telecommunications solutions backed by a knowledgeable staff to support advanced applications for multi-site companies.

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