FirstLight’s comprehensive communications solutions, including data, Internet and voice, to support Ronald McDonald House Charities communications needs

Albany, NY October 16, 2018FirstLight, a leading provider of fiber-optic data, Internet, data center, cloud and voice services to enterprise and carrier customers throughout the Northeast, announced today that the Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Capital Region has selected FirstLight for high speed Internet, data and voice services. These new services, offered by FirstLight, will not only support the Ronald McDonald House staff but also supports the 25 families who reside at the Ronald McDonald House in Albany, New York.

“Changing our high speed data, Internet and voice services provider was a big deal for us,” commented Jeff Yule, Executive Director for Ronald McDonald House. “We are a small organization and do not have a lot of institutional knowledge in these areas.  Also, as a non-profit, we have an obligation to ensure our donor’s dollars are best spent.  What was a daunting project for us at the beginning ultimately was a no-brainer as the price and level of customer service offered by FirstLight was unmatched.”

FirstLight’s high speed internet is delivered over its own fiber optic network and is architected to minimize hop counts and latency which improves the overall user experience.

“To support the communications needs of a charity that professionally and tenderly cares for critically ill children and their families here in the Capital Region is a great honor for FirstLight,” stated Kurt Van Wagenen, President and CEO of FirstLight. “We are pleased to offer this organization a comprehensive solution including reliable, secure and scalable data transport, broadband Internet and high quality voice services that will help enable optimal business operations and enhance their ability to support their families.“

“We appreciate the high level of support the FirstLight team provided to us throughout the sales and installation process, and we are confident that FirstLight will continue to meet and exceed our expectations,” concluded Yule.

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