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Solving Transport Complexity

Thirty-five years after it first came to life, today’s Internet comprises thousands of public and private networks, across which more than 4.7 zettabytes of IP traffic have flowed globally, according to the Cisco Visual Networking Index. To put that figure into perspective, that traffic is equal to all the movies ever produced crossing the world’s IP … Read More

FirstLight: Fiber-Powered Holistic Data Center Solutions

Data centers have undoubtedly put an end to the storage woes of a myriad of enterprises over the years. However, considering exponential data growth, constantly spiraling maintenance costs, and energy dissipation, decision makers are in pursuit of a dynamic data center solution that seamlessly adapts to the changes. Data center solution providers are striving each … Read More

FirstLight chosen as internet and voice supplier for Vacation Innovations

FirstLight, the fibre-optics infrastructure provider, has been selected by Vacation Innovations, the US-based online marketing company, as its primary internet and voice services provider. Vacation Innovations specialises in vacation ownership advertising, sales, rentals and brokerage services, and under its Sell My Timeshare Now brand, has been a customer of FirstLight since 2005. “It’s been rewarding to … Read More

Foreign Interest in U.S. Fiber Assets is Growing as Oak Hill Sells FirstLight to Antin Infrastructure Partners

Antin Infrastructure Partners, a European-based investment firm, today entered into a definitive agreement under which it will acquire FirstLight, a fiber-optic bandwidth infrastructure services provider operating in the Northeast U.S.,  from Oak Hill Capital Partners IV. The value of the Antin FirstLight deal was not disclosed. As we reported last April, Oak Hill had been … Read More

Finger Lakes Technologies Group rebrands as FirstLight

FirstLight, the fibre-optics infrastructure provider, announces that Finger Lakes Technologies Group (FLTG) has now rebranded under the FirstLight name. The news comes after FirstLight acquired FLTG in September 2017 and its plan to integrate the operations of the company under one brand. Commeting on the news, Kurt Van Wagenen, president and CEO of FirstLight, said: … Read More

From CenturyLink to FirstLight: Charting the top 13 fiber buyers in 2017

Whether it was CenturyLink buying Level 3, Crown Castle buying Lightower or regional operator Atlantic Broadband acquiring dark fiber assets from FiberLight, the year 2017 showed that fiber is valuable to a diverse set of service providers. In this report, we consider two key metrics on publicly available information gathered from fiber service providers: Fiber … Read More

FirstLight Wins Capacity Media’s Global Carrier Award for “Best Project – Americas”

Albany, NY – October 31, 2017 – FirstLight, a leading fiber-optic bandwidth infrastructure services provider operating in the Northeast, announced that it is the Capacity Media Global Carrier Award recipient for “Best Americas Project” in 2017. The award recognizes FirstLight’s 2017 acquisitions of Oxford Networks and Sovernet Communications, and the subsequent rebranding of all companies … Read More