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Why Fiber-Based, Dedicated, Symmetrical Internet is the Way to Go According to Deloitte Global’s 2016 predictions,1 the number of Gigabit per second (Gbps) Internet connections will surge to 10 million by year-end – a tenfold increase. The rising demand for Gigabit Internet, the next-generation of broadband Internet service, is likely to be fueled by increased … Read More

Our President and CEO, Kurt Van Wagenen, took some time out from the hustle and bustle of Telecom Exchange NYC 2016 show to update TMCnet’s CEO, Rich Tehrani, on all of the recent news and exciting developments that have been happening at FirstLight. The conversation started with an overview for those viewers who weren’t familiar with … Read More

Shining Some Light on Dark Fiber

What is Dark Fiber? What does it look like? Does my business need Dark Fiber? These are good questions that need to be examined as more and more organizations adopt dark fiber. The term ‘Dark fiber’ refers to fibers that are currently unused and therefore do not have electronics installed which would ‘light’ them. In … Read More

Know Your Data Center – Manchester, NH

If you live or work in Northern New England or New York, you’ve likely heard of FirstLight Fiber. In addition to offering fiber-based connectivity services, FirstLight also offers data center services at five locations, which are strategically located throughout our footprint.  Our Manchester data center is significant because it is conveniently located less than one-hour … Read More

INCOMPAS Spring 2016, formally COMPTEL, sprung into gear in our Nation’s Capital; this being its first show after the rebrand was announced in 2015.  The new name illustrates INCOMPAS’ commitment to innovation, competition and the future.  The event started like most with a welcome reception that included Maryland classics, such as crab and po boys, … Read More

Channel partner programs are evolving in order to address IT trends and growing vertical markets. In 2016, we have many new exciting initiatives in store for our FirstLight Partner Program.  In addition to offering opportunities for our partners to expand their business by marketing FirstLight’s comprehensive solutions to their client base, we are constantly seeking … Read More

We are grateful for another year of satisfied customers, company growth and exciting new projects on the horizon. Weeks into 2016, we are predicting even more success and exciting news for this year. Let’s look back at 2015… 2015 was a stellar year of customer wins in the education vertical. We proudly enhanced the learning … Read More