General News

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

FirstLightFiber, Oxford Networks combine network operations

05 January 2017 | Jason Mcgee-Abe Oak Hill Capital Partners has completed its acquisition of Oxford Networks and combined its operations with FirstLight Fiber, creating a 415,000 fibre mile network with 10 data centres. In March 2016, Oak Hill announced that it had reached a definitive agreement to acquire FirstLight Fiber, which was completed in … Read More

ISE Magazine:  The Demand Is There. Are We Ready?

By James Capuano Fiber Buildouts in 2017– A Look at Fiber Deployment Trends, Challenges, and Opportunities In 2016, the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) ranked the US as having the highest number of broadband users in the world, but the US still ranks low (#22) in fiber adoption, lagging behind countries such as … Read More

Channel Partners’ Business Success Story: LightRiver Technologies and FirstLight

Optical network integrator LightRiver Technologies designs, engineers, commissions and supports next-generation solutions for mission-critical clients that require the highest capacity, reliability and resiliency that today’s optical communications technology can deliver. The Client Headquartered in Albany, New York, FirstLight Fiber is a leading provider of high-speed data, internet, data center and voice services to enterprise and … Read More