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How to Prepare for the Rise of the Digital Curriculum

How to Prepare for the Rise of the Digital Curriculum

According to Statista, the e-learning market is on pace to top $243 billion worldwide by 2022. Digital curricula that consist of educational software that can be accessed over the Internet are part of this growing market. The software provides class materials along...

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How to Meet Healthcare IT Security Challenges

How to Meet Healthcare IT Security Challenges

The healthcare industry has been the target of cyberterrorism in the past, suffering attacks from both activists and foreign governments. In 2018, The U.S. Department of Justice announced the indictment of two individuals who staged ransomware attacks against...

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Is Your Company Protected From a DDoS Attack?

Is Your Company Protected From a DDoS Attack?

The distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack staged by the Mirai botnet in the fall of 2016 is legendary for its scale and reach. Hackers managed to weaponize thousands of unsecured IoT devices. The botnet was then used to flood the internet with traffic, crippling...

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FirstLight to Acquire PrimeLink

FirstLight to Acquire PrimeLink

Enhances FirstLight’s position in New York’s North Country with additional fiber capacity Albany, NY – February 11, 2020 – FirstLight, a leading provider of fiber-optic data, Internet, data center, cloud computing and unified communications services to enterprise and...

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How Government Agencies Can Archive Surveillance Video

How Government Agencies Can Archive Surveillance Video

Town, city, and state governments use closed-circuit TV (CCTV) cameras to monitor traffic and prevent, detect, and solve crimes. Some municipalities, such as Attleboro, MA, have even encouraged homeowners to register their surveillance cameras so the footage can be...

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5 Benefits of Accessing Cloud Computing Closer to Home

5 Benefits of Accessing Cloud Computing Closer to Home

Major cloud providers boast about their global reach and continuously work to expand it. As part of its 2020 Forecast, technology news source ITProPortal noted that major cloud providers are focused on “world domination.” For example, Microsoft has expanded its reach...

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FirstLight Launches DDoS Protection and Mitigation Solution

FirstLight Launches DDoS Protection and Mitigation Solution

Service will help detect suspicious traffic and mitigate attacks ALBANY, N.Y., Jan. 22, 2020 – FirstLight, a leading provider of fiber-optic data, Internet, data center, cloud computing and unified communications services to enterprise and carrier customers throughout...

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3 Ways to Attempt a Ransomware-Free Future

3 Ways to Attempt a Ransomware-Free Future

Ransomware has become such a big problem that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security has issued an alert announcing that the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) has seen an alarming global increase of these attacks. The New York Times reported...

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Top 3 Challenges to Bringing Fiber to College Campuses

Top 3 Challenges to Bringing Fiber to College Campuses

When considering the entities that can benefit most from the speed and reliability of fiber, colleges and universities are top of mind. As centers of learning, their underlying mission is connectivity and the sharing of knowledge. Installing fiber on campus, however,...

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How Azure Stack Can Benefit Your Business

How Azure Stack Can Benefit Your Business

Microsoft Office 365 is now the most widely used cloud service, with an estimate that one out of every five corporate employees uses it. Despite the popularity of free Google Docs, Microsoft continues to dominate the office space. Microsoft’s success only continued...

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Ten Things to Know About DDoS Attacks

Ten Things to Know About DDoS Attacks

According to industry estimates, nearly 400,000 DDoS attacks are recorded each month worldwide. If you haven’t yet experienced a DDoS attack, unfortunately, chances are you may experience one in the near future. The good news: a DDoS attack doesn’t have to be...

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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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