Screen Shot 2016-07-14 at 12.51.43 PMOur President and CEO, Kurt Van Wagenen, took some time out from the hustle and bustle of Telecom Exchange NYC 2016 show to update TMCnet’s CEO, Rich Tehrani, on all of the recent news and exciting developments that have been happening at FirstLight.

The conversation started with an overview for those viewers who weren’t familiar with FirstLight Fiber; then quickly flowed to the key discussion points, which were all about FirstLight’s continued growth, market expansion and acquisition news. Kurt elaborated on our recent fiber network expansion, which added 36,000 fiber miles in Westchester, Rockland and Orange counties. This expansion provides FirstLight the opportunity to offer businesses in that area the high quality, scalable, fiber-based services they require.

In further explaining ‘Why FirstLight Fiber,’ Kurt noted that the company’s growth and success is due in part to FirstLight’s own fiber network and fiber reach; he stated ‘we act as a great alternative’. Top that with our superior customer service and the fact that we can bundle services tailored specifically to your needs – and FirstLight is definitely the clear choice. One of the trends in the market that Kurt mentioned was continued demand for bandwidth, and the fact that we add about 15 new lit buildings a month – more reasons to become a satisfied customer of ours!

The interview concluded with Rich asking, “What’s next?” SO MUCH! Well, that isn’t exactly what Kurt said, but it might be what he wanted to shout from the mezzanine! Kurt spoke about the recent Oak Hill Capital Partners acquisition and that this exciting development, “is all about growth.” We are keen on continuing to add new markets as well as potential M&A activity. Check out Kurt’s complete interview with Rich, and be sure watch for our news –  you won’t want to miss it!

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