FirstLight and Sovernet Combine Forces

FirstLight combines its complete portfolio of data, Internet, data center, cloud and voice services, backed by highly responsive, locally-based customer support, with Sovernet’s high-capacity network transport, broadband Internet, data center and voice services in Vermont and New York.

Company Stats


On-Net            >5,000 on-net locations

Near-Net          ~20,000 locations serviceable by our fiber network


Route Miles        9,600 Route Miles

Data Centers

Facilities               11 Data Center/Colocation Facilities

                                –  Located in Maine, New Hampshire, New York and Vermont

Sq Footage         >128,000 square feet of data center/colocation space

So, why choose FirstLight?

Locally-Based Service and Support

shutterstock_20760409-1024x682FirstLight offers locally-based support teams in all of the markets we serve, now combined with Sovernet, we have more resources and employees in the states of New York and Vermont. The FirstLight team is dedicated to providing superior services, backed with the understanding that our clients’ mission critical communication needs demand comprehensive, proactive support.

As evidenced by this latest development, we continue to invest in the local community expanding access to high-quality broadband throughout the region.

Fiber-Based Network


Exclusively owned and operated by FirstLight, the FirstLight regional network now spans 9,600 route miles of fiber and more than 5,000 lit locations, with access to more than 20,000 locations, in six states with connectivity to Montreal. Our network is designed as an ultra-high availability system and is architected to provide scalable services from 5 Mbps to 100 Gbps.

Complete Set of Services Geared for Today’s Businesses

We offer businesses a full suite of advanced fiber optic communications services including Data, Internet, Voice, Virtual PBX, Managed Services, Cloud Services and Data Center.

We are proud to serve customers representing a wide range of industries:

  • Carriersoxford_2
  • Wireless Providers
  • MSOs
  • Banking and Finance
  • Healthcare
  • K-12 and College/University Education
  • Research and Education Organizations
  • Public Safety Agencies
  • State & Local Government
  • Professional Services
  • Fully Customizable Solutions

FirstLight offers customized solution designed to meet unique client requirements in order to address the increasing demand for high-end applications and services.

Solid Financial Backing

FirstLight has strong financials and is privately-owned by Oak Hill Capital Partners.  Oak Hill provides the guidance and financial backing necessary for FirstLight’s continued growth. Given its solid financial backing, FirstLight is well positioned to take on and successfully complete projects of all sizes.