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The Governor’s Academy Selects FirstLight for Campus-Wide  Connectivity

The Governor’s Academy Selects FirstLight for Campus-Wide Connectivity Albany, NY – January 15, 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 The Governor’s Academy of Byfield, Massachusetts, has selected FirstLight to provide fiber-based connectivity to its … Read More

Why Improving Disaster Recovery Is Vital to Health Care

Disaster recovery for health care providers is mandated by the federal government. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) requires that organizations that handle electronic personal health information have a disaster recovery plan in place. HHS Security Standards state that health care organizations must “Establish (and implement as needed) procedures to restore any … Read More

Solving Transport Complexity

Thirty-five years after it first came to life, today’s Internet comprises thousands of public and private networks, across which more than 4.7 zettabytes of IP traffic have flowed globally, according to the Cisco Visual Networking Index. To put that figure into perspective, that traffic is equal to all the movies ever produced crossing the world’s IP … Read More

Why K-12 Education Needs the Cloud for Data Protection

Today, schools are taking on more technology initiatives. Teachers are increasingly using online resources in the classroom. They also use email, social media, and instant messaging to communicate with students and parents. Most K-12 schools use IT environments to process student records and data. Unfortunately, lack of funds may cause K-12 institutions to neglect backup … Read More

Can a Managed Router Solution Make Your Network Better?

Many of today’s technology trends put stress on business networks. Companies are moving to voice over internet protocol (VoIP) for telecommunication, allowing them to leverage unified communications (UC). Most organizations have adopted cloud and cloud-based services. The internet of things (IoT) is also gaining widespread usage. All these technologies require a high-speed, low latency fiber-based … Read More

Ithaca College’s Educational Technology Day 2019

Thursday, March 21st 2019 from 9:00am – 3:00pm FirstLight will have a booth for Ithaca College’s 29th Annual Education Technology Day. This event is a great opportunity to learn about the latest computer related technologies, available both in and out of the classroom. It’s a great way to make connections in both K-12 and higher … Read More

Five Solutions From FirstLight for 2019

Hopefully you’ll have some time to unplug and enjoy family and friends during the holidays. Before turning the calendar page to a new year, now is a great time to take stock of your IT, connectivity, and cloud needs. Here are five ways that FirstLight is positioned to provide your organization with more value in … Read More