LIGHT READING – August 27, 2014 – FirstLight Fiber has augmented its years-long mission to amass a New England fiber empire with an acquisition more geared toward expanding its enterprise customer base.
The Albany, N.Y.-based company today announced that it has acquired the assets of Manchester, N.H.-based G4 Communications , which includes its Manchester data center. The strategy is something of a departure for FirstLight Fiber , which has focused on building a 190,000-mile fiber network in New England primarily through acquisition. (See Tech Valley Becomes FirstLight Fiber.)
“Our strategic growth plan is to look for dense fiber assets, but this is not a big fiber acquisition for us,” says James Capuano, senior VP and chief network officer for FirstLight. “What was really intriguing about G4 was the services they were providing and the success they’ve had in their market.”