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The Governor’s Academy Selects FirstLight for Campus-Wide  Connectivity

The Governor’s Academy Selects FirstLight for Campus-Wide Connectivity Albany, NY – January 15, 2019 – FirstLight, a leading provider of fiber-optic data, Internet, data center, cloud, and voice services to enterprise and carrier customers throughout the Northeast, announced today that The Governor’s Academy of Byfield, Massachusetts, has selected FirstLight to provide fiber-based connectivity to its … Read More

FirstLight Supports the Ronald McDonald House Charities

FirstLight’s comprehensive communications solutions, including data, Internet and voice, to support Ronald McDonald House Charities communications needs   Albany, NY – October 16, 2018 – FirstLight, a leading provider of fiber-optic data, Internet, data center, cloud and voice services to enterprise and carrier customers throughout the Northeast, announced today that the Ronald McDonald House Charities … Read More

The Top 3 Rising IT Security Threats

Cybercriminals are continually adapting their strategies to avoid detection and overcome traditional defenses. Each time a new technology is developed, hackers quickly zero in on its vulnerabilities. Bad actors are always innovating and inventing unique attack vectors. As security threats become increasingly sophisticated, companies have a hard time staying ahead. Awareness is part of the … Read More

5 Signs You Need Better Disaster Recovery

When a disaster strikes your business, the consequences are dire. Production shuts down. Employees are unable to perform their duties. Requests from clients and customers go unfulfilled. Vital data gets lost. Some companies never recover. Disaster recovery experts at Zerto estimate that downtime from a disaster impacts 65% of both a company’s sales and its … Read More

Why Connectivity Is the Key to Embracing Fintech

Financial organizations are relying on technology more than ever to improve making transfers, lending, investing, and receiving payments. Digital and mobile banking services increase the level of customer convenience and accessibility. Blockchain assists with transactions, artificial intelligence helps with making smart investments, and multifactor authentication protects sensitive financial data. PricewaterhouseCoopers’ Global FinTech Report 2017 found … Read More

What to Look for in a Cloud Provider

Many providers seem to have some skin in the cloud game these days. Navigating this crowded market can be tricky. The web-scale cloud providers all claim to be the best. These cloud giants dominate the field, with the leading provider consistently capturing a third of the total cloud market. However, these high-profile cloud providers are … Read More

5 Benefits of Cloud-Based Disaster Recovery

Lately, natural disasters seem to be featured regularly in the news. From volcano eruptions in Hawaii to wildfires in California and flooding on the East Coast, every part of the U.S. is being affected. These natural disasters are stark reminders that designing and implementing a formal disaster recovery plan is crucial for companies. Despite these … Read More