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Why Disaster Recovery Is Crucial for Higher Education

Colleges and universities have become increasingly dependent on technology. Student records and research findings are digitized, many classes are conducted online, and faculty and students communicate regularly over the Internet. Institutions have multiple campuses that need to seamlessly collaborate with each other and access large volumes of data. Unfortunately, many higher education institutions don’t have … Read More

3 Great Opportunities Created by Fiber Connectivity

While companies used to rely on copper cable, fiber optics has become the standard for business connectivity. Statista predicted that by 2018 the demand for fiber optic cabling will rise to 325 million fiber kilometers, a significant leap from the expected 280 million fiber kilometers in 2015. Companies that have been using fiber optics for a while … Read More

Pepperell Mill Campus Turns to FirstLight for Dedicated Connectivity Solution

FirstLight Provides Internet Services to Commercial and Residential Property Located in Southern Maine Albany, NY – November 14, 2017 – FirstLight, a leading fiber-optic bandwidth infrastructure services provider operating in the Northeast, announced today that the Pepperell Mill Campus, an adaptive redevelopment project featuring commercial and residential space in Biddeford, Maine, selected FirstLight for an extensive network upgrade … Read More

Why a Fast Network is Key for K-12 Education

Back in 2013, connectivity goals were set for K-12 education. The goal was to guarantee 100 kilobit per second (kbps) per student at all U.S. schools. Unfortunately, many schools are falling behind on this goal. According to the 2017 State of the States report, 6.5 million students still lack access to a high-speed connection. 77% of these students attend schools … Read More

How to Plan for Next Year’s IT Budget

  The leaves are turning red and gold. Farmers’ markets are filled with crisp apples and festive pumpkins. The days are cooling off, and there is a smell of wood smoke in the air. These are all signs that fall has come to the Northeast. They are also signs that it is time for companies to start planning for next year’s IT budget.  … 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

We’re excited to announce the release of our latest case study with Schenectady Radiologists, PC (SRPC Medical Imaging), a medical imaging services provider operating imaging centers in Niskayuna and Guilderland, New York and local hospitals. SRPC is highly regarded for its expertise and for leveraging the best technology available to provide clients with top of … Read More