The technology challenges facing higher education institutions have never been greater, which is why many are turning to FirstLight to help them solidify their cloud, data center and network strategy.

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FirstLight For Higher Education: By the Numbers


Nearly 500,000 students are Supported by FirstLight’s Fiber Network & Related Services


FirstLight’s Fiber Network has over 25,000 miles of fiber optic connectivity, connecting dozens of leading institutions for Internet, WAN, and Cloud Connectivity


FirstLIght has 14 data centers throughout the region, offering private data suites and flexible options for primary or secondary locations


FirstLight operates local teams in six Northeast & Mid-Atlantic states, ensuring that you’ll always have someone to provide the best service to your institution

How Can FirstLight Help Your Organization?


25,000+ miles of fiber mean that FirstLight can find routes and pathways to create a redundant network between your school and our data centers, cloud providers and the Internet.


We offer the robust Internet connections your school needs to enable a high quality learning environment.


FirstLight has data centers across the Northeast that can provide the perfect home for your primary or secondary sites.


Whether you’re in need of low latency connectivity to a hyperscale provider like AWS or Azure, or whether you want regional cloud computing resources utilizing the FirstLight cloud, we’ve got you covered.


Protect your school from ransomware, downtime events or other potential data loss incidents by using FirstLight’s cloud solutions.


As a Cisco Premier Partner, our engineers are experts at managing networks, SD-WAN, firewall, routing, switching, as well as Cisco Collaboration solutions, security solutions (like DNS protection) and more. Our cloud & data center engineers can help you manage your server infrastructure, your cloud workloads or your backup & disaster recovery strategy.