Company Launches an Additional 500-Route Mile Fiber Build in Upstate New York

ALBANY, NY October 29, 2018 FirstLight, a leading provider of fiber-optic interconnectivity and data services in the Northeast, announced today that it will expand its fiber network in Rochester and Buffalo, New York. This 500-route mile project is in response to a specific customer demand for scalable, reliable, fiber-based services throughout Upstate New York, and will enable the company’s full complement of services to area businesses along these new routes.

FirstLight offers a complete portfolio of services including Ethernet, Internet Access, Wavelength, DarkNetwork Map Fiber, Cloud and Data Center Connectivity, Cloud Computing Solutions (such as IaaS, DRaaS and BRaaS), Unified Communications, and Voice services throughout the Northeast.

“FirstLight remains focused on meeting our customers’ need for fiber-based, broadband services backed by high quality service and support.  Through this market expansion, businesses in sectors such as healthcare, finance, government, education, manufacturing, professional services and others will have access to the connectivity solutions needed to thrive in the digital age,” commented Patrick Coughlin, Chief Revenue Officer of FirstLight.

“We have been the provider of choice in this region for many years, so investing to expand our fiber network in Buffalo and Rochester, key markets to FirstLight, was an easy choice.  Helping our customers succeed through superior connectivity is exactly what FirstLight stands for. We pride ourselves on being able to deliver upgraded fiber optic connectivity to this region, supported by our talented, locally-based team,” concluded Kurt Van Wagenen, President and CEO of FirstLight.

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