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PTC 2020

PTC 2020

Event: PTC 2020 | Event website > Date: January 19 - 22, 2020 Place: Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort, Honolulu, HI FirstLight will be attending the Pacific Telecommunications Council’s annual conference in Honolulu, Hawaii. If you’re interested in...

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ITW 2020

ITW 2020

Event: ITW 2020 | Event website > Date: June 14 – 17, 2020 Place: Hyatt Regency and Marriott Marquis, Atlanta, GA FirstLight will have a meeting room at the 2020 International Telecoms Week in Atlanta, GA. If you’re interested in connecting with the FirstLight team...

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FirstLight Fiber Acquires ColoSpace

FirstLight Fiber Acquires ColoSpace

Bolsters FirstLight’s data center, cloud and managed services offerings ALBANY, NY – December 10, 2019 – FirstLight, a leading provider of fiber-optic data, Internet, data center, cloud computing, unified communications, advanced technologies and construction services...

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The Top 5 Benefits of Data Center Colocation

The Top 5 Benefits of Data Center Colocation

With cloud computing, 5G on the horizon, and the proliferation of IoT devices, it’s no surprise that data is growing at a rapid pace. The projected amount is rather stunning. According to IDC, data will grow by 61% — up to 175 zettabytes —  by 2025! Where will the...

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Is Dark Fiber the Right Choice for You?

Is Dark Fiber the Right Choice for You?

Dark fiber is a popular choice for organizations that have a need for high capacity connectivity and want as much control over their connectivity as possible. However, it’s not a be-all and end-all solution for every type of business. While many benefits can be had by...

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P2 Business Solutions Joins FirstLight’s Channel Program

P2 Business Solutions Joins FirstLight’s Channel Program

Relationship has led to early success and is expected to be the start of a strong, mutually beneficial relationship Albany, NY - November 20, 2019 – FirstLight, a leading provider of fiber-optic data, Internet, data center, cloud, and voice services to enterprise and...

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Disaster Recovery for Government Entities

Disaster Recovery for Government Entities

In the last few years, a new target has emerged for cyberattacks: government entities. Though national headlines have mostly centered on corporate attacks and national security breaches, government agencies on the local and state level have also seen a sharp increase...

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What You Need to Know About 5G and Fiber

What You Need to Know About 5G and Fiber

Over the last century, technology has evolved at a faster pace than any other time in human history. One smartphone holds more processing power than the computers that helped land mankind on the moon, and that moon landing was only 50 years ago. We are now at the...

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The Importance of Disaster Recovery for Healthcare

The Importance of Disaster Recovery for Healthcare

When it comes to cyberattacks, the healthcare industry is attractive to hackers for two primary reasons: It’s one of the fastest-growing industries in the United States, and it has a treasure trove of corporate and personal information. It’s proven so popular that...

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FirstLight Launches Newly Configured Monitoring Solutions

FirstLight Launches Newly Configured Monitoring Solutions

Managed Monitoring Solutions Now Offered as a Fully-Featured, Cost Effective, Stand-Alone Offering Designed to Optimize Network Performance Albany, NY – October 30, 2019 – FirstLight, a leading provider of fiber-optic data, Internet, data center, cloud, and voice...

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Why Your Call Center Needs the Cloud

Why Your Call Center Needs the Cloud

Many call centers still run on legacy technology and old software. The end result is using more resources to support the system and network, having less time to properly service customers, and losing out on valuable information to help the business grow. All three are...

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What Not Having a Disaster Recovery Plan Could Cost You

What Not Having a Disaster Recovery Plan Could Cost You

Downtime after a natural disaster, major equipment failure, or even human error negatively impacts your bottom line. Statista found that downtime could cost some companies more than $5 million per hour. Why is downtime so costly? It’s unpredictable. A business...

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5 Things You Should Know About DR But Were Afraid to Ask

5 Things You Should Know About DR But Were Afraid to Ask

Some companies have a dirty little secret. They lack an adequate disaster recovery (DR) plan. Medical software developer Dr. First conducted a DR preparedness survey that revealed that only 29% of healthcare organizations have a comprehensive DR plan in place....

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5 Reasons Why the Cloud Is Ideal for Manufacturers

5 Reasons Why the Cloud Is Ideal for Manufacturers

The manufacturing industry is embracing cloud computing. According to the IDC FutureScape: Worldwide Manufacturing 2018 Predictions, by 2020, 75% of manufacturers will be using cloud models and services designed for the industry. Why are manufacturers turning to the...

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FirstLight Adds Spectrotel to its Wholesale Partner Program

FirstLight Adds Spectrotel to its Wholesale Partner Program

Albany, NY – September 25, 2019 – FirstLight, 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 it has added Spectrotel to its Channel Partner...

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5 Must-Have UC Tools

5 Must-Have UC Tools

Unified Communications (UC) is becoming increasingly popular. Grand View Research attributed the rise in adoption of unified communications to a changing workforce dynamic. More organizations are employing remote workers. Companies are also expanding their reach,...

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How Encrypted Waves for Utilities Enforce National Security

How Encrypted Waves for Utilities Enforce National Security

Water, oil, and gas utilities are a vital part of our national infrastructure, making them attractive targets for bad actors hoping to shut down the power grid or deprive large populations of vital resources. Instead of stealing personally identifiable or financial...

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Channel Connect 2019

Channel Connect 2019

Date: September 25 - 27, 2019 Place: Monterey Conference Center, Monterey, CA   FirstLight will be participating in Channel Connect at the Monterey Conference Center. Stop by and visit our table. If you’d like to connect with FirstLight in Monterey, contact Mark...

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