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Successful transaction further establishes FirstLight as a leading provider of fiber-based infrastructure services in the Northeast  FirstLight, a leading fiber-optic bandwidth infrastructure services provider operating in the Northeast, announced today that it has completed the acquisition of Finger Lakes Technologies Group (“FLTG”).  This latest acquisition is just one of several that FirstLight has successfully completed … Read More

Combination Enhances FirstLight’s Network in New York and New England FirstLight Fiber (“FirstLight”), a leading fiber-optic bandwidth infrastructure services provider operating in the Northeast, announced today that Oak Hill Capital Partners (“Oak Hill”) has completed its acquisition of Sovernet Communications (“Sovernet”) and has combined the operations of Sovernet with FirstLight. This acquisition combines Sovernet’s high-capacity … 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

FirstLight Fiber Boosts Internet Bandwidth and Network Connectivity for Shenendehowa Schools

  Internet and Dark Fiber Services Enhance Learning Environment for Entire New York School District  FirstLight Fiber, a leading fiber-optic bandwidth infrastructure services provider operating in New York and Northern New England, announced today that Shenendehowa Central Schools (Shen), serving 9,850 students at eight elementary schools, three middle schools and a high school, chose FirstLight … 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

Knowing How Much Bandwidth You Have Now is Easy. Knowing How Much You Will Need Tomorrow is Hard.

If securing sufficient bandwidth to support your district’s needs is a top priority, FirstLight has the solution. The concepts of school, education resources, teacher and student relationships are changing rapidly.  Learning is not just taking place within the confines of the physical building – but across web-based services, applications,  video links, and over all kinds … Read More