Why Dark Fiber?

The Dark Side (of fiber) has its advantages

When it comes to control, scale, customization, and cost stability, dark fiber optic networks offer strong advantages over their “lit” cousins. If your company’s already a global or regional powerhouse with an in-house expertise to manage dark fiber – or it’s well on the way to becoming one – we can create the ultra-high bandwidth solution you need to fuel your growth even further, and as you see fit.

What is Dark Fiber?

Dark fiber refers to optical fiber infrastructure that is currently in place but unused or unlit. Learn more about the benefits of using it.

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FirstLight's dark fiber service offers flexible bandwidth to match fast-growing needs.


Flexible bandwidth to match your fast-growing needs

With the power and flexibility of dark fiber, you can implement the network that best suits your organization’s growing needs. Every aspect of network management is under your governance, letting you change out interfaces without ever needing to coordinate with an outside service provider – or depend on someone else’s leased circuit. If you’re in a line of work (say, high-tech manufacturing or a government agency) that requires rapid expansion of its network capacity, we can readily support you with the level of flexibility necessary to meet all your growing pains.

Features and Benefits

A fiber network that doesn’t come with any glitches

When you partner with FirstLight to source your dark fiber optic network, you know what you’re getting: a low-latency, high-quality fiber optic network with enough route and physical diversity options available that you’ll minimize interruptions or downtime. Even better? We own and operate the whole network right here in the Northeast and mid-Atlantic – 25,000+ miles of it – and offer local service and maintenance expertise.

FirstLight's dark fiber is a low-latency, high-quality fiber optic network.

Contact Us Today

If you’re looking for the ideal provider for dark fiber in the Northeast and mid-Atlantic, you’ve found it. Contact our team today and we can decide on a dark fiber solution that best suits you.

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