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Largest Independent High School in US Chooses FirstLight

Geographically Diverse Internet Circuits and Dark Fiber WAN Meet Pinkerton Academy’s Growing Bandwidth Needs of More Than 3,500 End Users Albany, NY – February 13, 2018 – FirstLight, a leading fiber-optic bandwidth infrastructure services provider operating in the Northeast, announced today that Pinkerton Academy, the largest independent high school in the US, has selected FirstLight … 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

Why Speed Is Important in Higher Educational Technology

Higher educational institutions are using technology not only to maintain records and document research but also to transform the way students and professors interact. E-learning initiatives like open online courses have expanded access to education, as well as the reach and longevity of professors’ work. The Next Web, a technology news source, reports that Coursera alone … Read More

  2016 has been another successful year for FirstLight Fiber – from network growth to enabling customers in key industries to a growing partner program, the focus has been on continually boosting FirstLight’s capabilities while enhancing customer service. We pride ourselves on being recognized as a leading provider of high-speed data, Internet, data center and … 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