FirstLight Fiber: Q2 2015 Recap

For FirstLight, the second quarter of the year has been all about enhancements! We have had another successful quarter and are pleased to share with you the highlights as we journey into the hot summer.

FirstLight welcomed many regional business professionals to our Manchester data center on May 5th for tours and networking. The event was a great success only to be enhanced by Governor Hassen cutting the ceremonious ribbon. Our second news on May 5th was the announcement that FirstLight Fiber enhances the Hudson Valley Community College learning environment with Internet services to support the growing bandwidth needs of the college. Our third enhancement was to our very own team here at FirstLight with the appointment of Jill Sandford as Vice President and General Counsel.

Our fiber-based network continues to enhance the community we serve with outstanding network connections and in turn the community we serve enhances our work everyday with its support.

We Welcome the Community to Our Manchester Data Center

Screen Shot 2015-07-08 at 1.41.42 PMThe FirstLight team held an Open House and Networking Event on May 5th. This event afforded the opportunity to learn more about the many advantages of leveraging our data center to support business applications. Attendees enjoyed a tour of the facility, met our talented team, and had the opportunity to network with industry professionals and stakeholders in the greater Manchester region.  We were honored to have Governor Maggie Hassen attend and cut the ribbon… (Read full article here.)

FirstLight now has five network data centers. Including:


We Respond to Internet Demands & Future Needs of HVCC

Hudson Valley Community College (HVCC) selected FirstLight’s fiber-based Internet and Ethernet Private Line (EPL) services to support its growing bandwidth needs. The college required Internet connectivity to HVCC’s 120-acre main campus as well as Ethernet service with dedicated, point-to-point, scalable connectivity from two of the college’s satellite campuses and two Educational Opportunity Centers (EOC) campuses back to the main campus.

Our relationship with HVCC first began 2013, when we installed a dedicated fiber link between the HVCC and University at Albany college campuses, allowing the schools to share data center services. It is a great privilege for us and consistent with our mission to improve connectivity options for businesses and enhance the learning environments of educational institutions… (Read full article here.)

Congratulations Jill Sanford

Jill-Sandford-HeadshotFirstLight announced the appointment of Jill Sandford as Vice President and General Counsel on June 16th. Ms. Sandford will serve as a member of the senior executive team and will oversee Legal, Regulatory and Human Resources functions on behalf of the Company.

With more than 20 years of extensive legal and telecommunications experience, we are thrilled to welcome Ms. Sanford to her new position. Her previous positions included Associate General Counsel for Zayo Group and AboveNet (acquired by Zayo in 2012); and Assistant Attorney General-Section Chief for the Office of New York State Attorney’s Telecommunications and Energy Bureau. She also served as Assistant County Attorney for the Westchester County Department of Law…(Read full article here.)

Calling All Partners

Screen Shot 2015-07-08 at 2.12.00 PMEarn commissions for each qualified referral that results in a new FirstLight sale! We make it easy for our partners to expand their business by marketing FirstLight’s comprehensive solutions to their client base. For more information, check out the partner program page on our website.

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