FIERCE TELECOM – MAY 13, 2014 – FirstLight Fiber is responding to customer demand in Tier 2 and Tier 3 metro markets by expanding its network to support 100G connectivity services at any of its on-net building locations in upstate New York and northern New England.

It is conducting this expansion effort with integrator LightRiver Technologies and using Ciena’s 6500 Packet-Optical Platform that delivers the optical services to end-customers.

Besides offering the higher speed services, this deployment is also focused on enhancing service turn-up time. The service provider will leverage Ciena’s OneControl Unified Management System, which provides simple point-and-click service provisioning.