The First Choice for Your Network

Headquartered in Albany, New York, FirstLight provides fiber-optic data, Internet, data center cloud and voice services to enterprise and carrier customers throughout the Northeast connecting nearly 9,000 locations in service with an additional 30,000 locations serviceable by its more than 24,000 route mile fiber network.

FirstLight offers a robust suite of advanced telecommunications products featuring a comprehensive portfolio of high bandwidth connectivity solutions including Ethernet, wavelength and dark fiber services as well as dedicated Internet access solutions, data center, cloud and voice services.

Our clientele includes national cellular providers and CLECs and many leading enterprises, spanning high tech manufacturing and research, hospitals and healthcare, banking and financial, law firms, secondary education, colleges and universities, and local and state governments. FirstLight is a portfolio company of Antin Infrastructure Partners.

We have been building and operating our own fiber optic network for over 20 years. With the acquisition of Lebanon, NH-based segTEL in 2011, the assets of VT-based TelJet in 2013 and G4 Communications in 2014, and Oxford Networks, Sovernet Communications, Finger Lakes Technologies Group, and 186 Communications in 2017, the FirstLight network connects carrier and enterprise customers in the Northeast.

FirstLight combines its technology with a staff experienced in high demand operations. Our network operations and customer service center is strategically located in downtown Albany, NY and FirstLight technicians are on call 24×7×365. The senior management team alone has over a century of direct and related experience in the design, construction, development and operation of large-scale telecommunications infrastructure and services. FirstLight maintains a full time staff of qualified project managers, engineers, technicians, and support personnel that continuously monitor, maintain and augment the network.

FirstLight is a telecommunications carrier and public utility duly authorized under the regulations of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and by the state utilities commissions of Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Pennsylvania and Vermont to provide intrastate and interstate telecommunications, and to build and manage its extensive fiber-optic network throughout the Northeast.

“This transaction provides us the resources necessary to enable continued growth and innovation. The G4 staff looks forward to joining FirstLight and continuing to provide the same locally-based, high quality service and support that our customers have come to expect.”— G4 Communications

“FirstLight’s expansive fiber optic network presents new and exciting opportunities for our agents, and provides a meaningful alternative for local loops in New York and Northern New England. ”— Intelisys

“FirstLight brings a stellar solution set to our Supplier Partner portfolio, and we look forward to a strong partnership.”— Intelisys

“In our search for a provider who could offer redundant and diverse access to the Public Safety Answering Points (PSAPs) in New Hampshire, and convenient interconnection to the other service providers in the marketplace, we found that FirstLight was the only company equipped to meet all of these requirements”— INdigital