General News

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

By: Paul Briand, The building at 359 Corporate Drive at Pease International Tradeport speaks to the high-speed pace of the telecommunications industry. It started as the home of BayRing Communications, which then became Oxford Communications. Now, it is the New England headquarters for FirstLight Fiber, a provider of high-speed data, internet, data center and voice … Read More

Why this Albany tech company is expanding with acquisition in western New York

FirstLight Fiber plans to buy Finger Lakes Technologies Group, a telecommunications company outside of Rochester, New York. It is the latest in a series of acquisitions that are doubling the size and service of FirstLight of Albany.   Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Finger Lakes Technologies Group is a subsidiary of Trumansburg Telephone Company, … Read More

FirstLight Fiber Strikes Again, to Acquire FLTG

By: Rob Powell, Telecom Ramblings FirstLight Fiber has made another consolidation move up in the northeastern region.  The Albany-based fiber infrastructure provider has announced its intent to acquire Finger Lakes Technologies Group. FLTG operates 2,500 route miles of fiber in upstate New York and reaching down into northern Pennsylvania.  As you might expect from the … Read More

FirstLight Fiber combines with Oxford Networks

By: Staff FirstLight Fiber, a leading fiber-optic bandwidth infrastructure services provider operating in New York and northern New England, announced today that Oak Hill Capital Partners has completed its acquisition of Lewiston-based Oxford Networks for an undisclosed amount. Operations of Oxford and FirstLight have now been combined, resulting in FirstLight now operating a 5,000 route … Read More