Internet Upgrade Enhances Learning Capabilities for 1,100 Students at New Hampshire-Based College

FirstLight Fiber, a leading fiber-optic bandwidth infrastructure services provider operating in New York and Northern New England, announced today that Colby-Sawyer College, a comprehensive college that integrates the liberal arts and sciences with professional preparation, has chosen FirstLight over several other vendors to upgrade its Internet services to 1 Gbps. Located in the Lake Sunapee region of New Hampshire, Colby-Sawyer College sought FirstLight’s fiber-based Internet services to improve connectivity and enhance the private college’s administrative services and academic resources.

“In accordance with Colby-Sawyer College’s mission of preparing its students for professions and lives of ongoing learning, it was important that the college have the bandwidth and connectivity necessary to support a 21st century educational experience,” said Kenneth Kochien, director of Information Resources at Colby-Sawyer College. “We chose FirstLight because it promises a reliable service paired with competitive pricing along with outstanding support. We look forward to building a strong working relationship with the FirstLight team.”

FirstLight’s fiber-based, dedicated, symmetrical Internet service offers connection speeds up to 10 Gbps. The network’s industry leading design is architected with the fewest hop counts possible, which lowers latency and improves the overall user experience.

“FirstLight is pleased to solve the growing bandwidth needs of leading educational institutions such as Colby-Sawyer College,” stated Kurt Van Wagenen, President and CEO of FirstLight Fiber. “With initiatives such as distance learning, e-learning and videoconferencing enriching the learning environment, colleges and universities require a scalable, secure and reliable network to support them. FirstLight is proud to provide this critical connectivity, and to help Colby-Sawyer College stay ahead of the technology curve.”

FirstLight provides a comprehensive portfolio of secure, scalable telecommunications solutions combined with a knowledgeable staff experienced in working with colleges and universities to support advanced voice/VoIP, multicast, video and distance learning applications for single and multi- site institutions.