Why FirstLight?

We’re not like regular Internet Providers.

Our commitment to quality, reliability and experience is unwavering, and we don’t just talk the talk. Our low latency, high capacity fiber optic network is built for performance and boasts several unique routes to avoid big-city bottlenecks.

In the market for an Internet Provider? We break down what really matters when exploring your options.

Top 4 Network Imperatives

After the last few years of digital disruption and innovation, it’s hard to imagine a world where the pace slows down. For network managers, priorities have changed. Put these four at the top of your list.  

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Connect with Confidence

We pride ourselves on the design and construction of our fiber optic network.

FirstLight Internet transit is backed by a combination of Tier 1 provider connections and hundreds or private peering connections.

Performance is everything. Our connection speeds, low latency, and superior peering arrangements all lend to an unparalleled quality of Internet service.

What is latency and why does it matter? Our Executive Briefing explains it all.

What is latency and why does it matter? Our Executive Briefing explains it all.


Unmatched by Peers

Internet service that gets straight to the point.

Our Internet transit is backed by a combination of Tier 1 provider connections and hundreds of private peering connections running throughout the Northeast and mid-Atlantic. The net effect? Reduced hop counts and improved overall experience.

High Uptime

Failure is not an option.

Our IP network employs redundant equipment, connections, and power supplies, and is deployed in a ring architecture with each region capable of operating independently of any other. Traffic is routed over our network with the ultimate survivability of two separate meshed core networks, allowing for no single point of failure. In short: your Internet connection stays up and your stress level stays down.

Dartmouth Selects FirstLight for Campus-wide Connectivity

Learn why the prestigious Dartmouth College turned to FirstLight for its connectivity solutions.

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Local Support

We keep it local.

When your business is in crisis, can you really afford to rely on an overseas call center that doesn’t have the tools to help you? At FirstLight we have local technicians in each of our markets, as well as round-the-clock, real-time monitoring from our Customer Repair Center – all to ensure that we can rapidly find, fix, and finish any challenge you’re facing.

Additional Reading

Resources to help you become an Internet maven.

The State of Connectivity

Modern challenges have brought with them the need for rapid change, along with new opportunities that are transforming IT strategies.

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FirstLight Internet Overview

Scalable, reliable, low latency Internet connectivity.

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DDoS Protection & Mitigation Info Sheet

A recent survey of more than 640 IT security and operations professionals revealed that 38% of respondents ranked Distributed Denial-of-Service (DDoS) attacks as their most significant IT security concern.

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Let’s Do This.

Ready to speak with a pushy sales rep that only cares about getting your money? Well sorry, that just isn’t us. But if you’re ready to talk about your business needs and find out if FirstLight can help, then you’ve come to the right place.

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