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Super Bowl LII Ready with FirstLight

Are you ready for Super Bowl LII? FirstLight is, and we’re proud to support WNYT’s STEM initiative. We believe our cloud and fiber-based services are the winning solution. Here’s a sneak peek at our Super Bowl Ad.

5 Ways Digitization Is Transforming Companies

Most of today’s companies are embracing digital transformation, but they have reached varying levels of digital maturity. Companies with the highest level of maturity will have created documented strategies for the transformation and gained the support of the C-suite for digital initiatives. In 2017, the IDC Worldwide Digital Transformation team predicted that worldwide spending on digital transformation will … Read More

FirstLight Powers Leading Online Marketplace for Timeshare Sales and Rentals

Vacation Innovations Selects FirstLight For Its High Uptime, Availability, and Exceptional Customer Service Albany, NY –March 20, 2018 – FirstLight, a leading fiber-optic bandwidth infrastructure services provider operating in the Northeast, announced today that Vacation Innovations, an online marketing company that specializes in vacation ownership advertising, sales, rentals and brokerage services, has selected FirstLight as its primary Internet and … Read More

5 Benefits of Cloud-Based Unified Communications

Companies are switching from traditional phone systems to cloud-based unified communications as a service (UCaaS) as a means of embracing trends in workplace communication. The 2017 State of Telecommuting in the U.S. Employee Workforce report found that 3.9 million employees are working from home half of the time. UCaaS makes it easier for workers to stay connected … Read More

What the Northeast Needs For Disaster Recovery

Sometimes, March comes in like a lion and goes out like one, too. Winter isn’t over yet simply because the calendar says it’s spring. Even well into March and April, the Northeast often encounters severe wintery weather. For example, Winter Storm Stella hit in March 2017, bringing hurricane-force winds and up to 2 feet of … Read More

How IT Infrastructure Is Evolving

Back in the technological Stone Age, IT environments were siloed. Companies were forced to make decisions based on incomplete data because a comprehensive view couldn’t be accessed across the business. Meeting capacity needs was a guessing game. Afraid of falling short on workload needs, IT leaders over-provisioned, leaving many servers idle. Provisioning hardware and software … Read More

Antin Infrastructure Partners to Acquire FirstLight

Acquisition will further accelerate FirstLight’s growth and enhance capabilities for customers Albany, NY – February 21, 2018 – FirstLight, a leading fiber-optic bandwidth infrastructure services provider operating in the Northeast U.S., announced today that Antin Infrastructure Partners (“Antin”) has entered into a definitive agreement under which it will acquire FirstLight from Oak Hill Capital Partners … Read More