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The Future of Fiber Optics: Digital Photonics

Fiber optics have increased the speed and reliability of Internet and telecom connections. Now, digital photonics have emerged as the future of fiber optics because they harness the power of light to transform the way companies in a wide range of industries do business. Leveraging these new technologies relies on laying down the foundation of … Read More

ISE Magazine:  The Demand Is There. Are We Ready?

By James Capuano Fiber Buildouts in 2017– A Look at Fiber Deployment Trends, Challenges, and Opportunities In 2016, the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) ranked the US as having the highest number of broadband users in the world, but the US still ranks low (#22) in fiber adoption, lagging behind countries such as … Read More

Channel Partners’ Business Success Story: LightRiver Technologies and FirstLight

Optical network integrator LightRiver Technologies designs, engineers, commissions and supports next-generation solutions for mission-critical clients that require the highest capacity, reliability and resiliency that today’s optical communications technology can deliver. The Client Headquartered in Albany, New York, FirstLight Fiber is a leading provider of high-speed data, internet, data center and voice services to enterprise and … Read More

Reliable, Scalable, Fiber-Based Solutions to Support New, State-of-the-Art Convention Center FirstLight Fiber, a facilities-based telecommunications service provider operating in New York and Northern New England, announced today that Albany Capital Center (ACC), a new, modern meeting and conference facility located in downtown Albany has chosen FirstLight’s high-speed, fiber-based Internet and voice services. FirstLight’s Internet circuit will … Read More

Oak Hill Capital Partners to Acquire Sovernet Communications

Combination with FirstLight Fiber and Oxford Networks will create a stronger Northeast fiber provider Sovernet Communications (“Sovernet”), a leading fiber-optic bandwidth infrastructure services provider operating in Vermont, New York and southwest New Hampshire, announced today that it has entered into a definitive agreement to be acquired by Oak Hill Capital Partners (“Oak Hill”).  At the … Read More

Why Fiber-Based, Dedicated, Symmetrical Internet is the Way to Go According to Deloitte Global’s 2016 predictions,1 the number of Gigabit per second (Gbps) Internet connections will surge to 10 million by year-end – a tenfold increase. The rising demand for Gigabit Internet, the next-generation of broadband Internet service, is likely to be fueled by increased … Read More

Shining Some Light on Dark Fiber

What is Dark Fiber? What does it look like? Does my business need Dark Fiber? These are good questions that need to be examined as more and more organizations adopt dark fiber. The term ‘Dark fiber’ refers to fibers that are currently unused and therefore do not have electronics installed which would ‘light’ them. In … Read More