FirstLight – Proudly Serving and Connecting New York

FirstLight has been utilizing ION fiber in order to provide advanced data, high-speed Internet, and colocation services to carriers, businesses, state and local government and other entities throughout the state of New York.

We deliver our award-winning services over our own advanced fiber optic network, which was initially built by ION, ensuring superior bandwidth, higher speeds, and greater reliability, backed by locally-based service and support. What this means for the state of New York is that its constituents have the broadband connectivity they need to thrive in the digital age.

FirstLight’s Services, enabled by ION


FirstLight’s data communications services including Ethernet, Wavelength, TDM and Fibre Channel. These dedicated private line services enable the transmission of voice, data and video via wide area network (“WAN”). These services are delivered over ION’s fiber network.


High speed, symmetrical Internet access to ensure a high-quality, reliable user experience delivered over ION’s optical network.


FirstLight offers a complete portfolio of Voice Services including Voice over IP (“VoIP”), Virtual PBX Service (“vPBX”), and SIP Trunking

Dark Fiber Service

FirstLight provides custom tailored dark fiber solutions, delivered over ION fiber, to support your networking needs. We will engineer the optimal network solution, build the fiber network to connect your locations and provide ongoing surveillance and management of the network on your behalf. FirstLight’s Dark Fiber service, enabled by ION, offers virtually unlimited bandwidth, which future proofs your network.

FirstLight Network Map (including ION)

Company History

In 2017, FirstLight acquired ION. This transaction added a dense fiber footprint throughout New York, and two colocation facilities in Burlington, VT, with connectivity to Boston.

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