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5 Business Advantages of Fiber Connectivity

Not long ago, copper wires were traditionally used for connectivity, but fiber optics have emerged as a superior method. Fiber optic wires are made from glass instead of metal. The fiber is the width of a human hair. These glass wires are then used to transmit information through pulses of light generated by lasers. The most obvious business benefit … Read More

Small Cell Technology – Where Are We in 2017?

In the past few years, small cell technology has expanded the capacity of mobile networks, and it’s not hard to see why. Small cell technology, for those who may be wondering, is a small, short-range mobile base station that adds to cellular service from macro-cell towers. Small cell technology boasts high reliability, low-latency connectivity, and … Read More

Consortium on School Networking’s CTO Clinic

FirstLight is a sponsor of the Consortium on School Networking’s New Hampshire CTO Clinic to be held May 9 in Meredith, New Hampshire, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The New Hampshire CTO Council operates under the umbrella of the New Hampshire Society for Technology in Education, an organization focused on inspiring teaching and learning … Read More

How to Choose Between Hosted or On-premises UC

Leveraging tools like unified communications (UC) is the key to maximizing your employees’ effectiveness. When workers can use multiple modes of communication, they collaborate more effectively, affording increased productivity and innovation. Employees can share documents and discuss projects no matter which communications tools they use or where they are located. While the value of UC … Read More

5 Ways Unified Communications Could Transform Your Business

Good communication is central to the success of any organization. Employees that understand a company’s mission and goals are much more likely to work toward achieving those goals than those who are left in the dark. Recent advancements in technology have created new capabilities and channels for communication. Millennials, the biggest generation since the Baby Boomers, … Read More

New Metropolitan Dark Fiber CRAN Architecture Enables Carrier to Scale Small Cell Deployments Across New Hampshire, Maine and Vermont FirstLight, a leading fiber-optic bandwidth infrastructure services provider operating in the Northeast, announced today a long-term dark fiber contract with a major wireless carrier for the implementation of a new metropolitan CRAN ring throughout Manchester, NH, … Read More