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Why Government Agencies Are Moving to the Cloud

State and municipal governments once thought the cloud wasn’t an option for them. They were unwilling to surrender control to a cloud provider and lacked confidence in cloud security. Government agencies are responsible for handling sensitive data that needs to be kept secure. This data might contain information about constituents or even matters of intelligence. … Read More

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

What the Northeast Needs For Disaster Recovery

Sometimes, March comes in like a lion and goes out like one, too. Winter isn’t over yet simply because the calendar says it’s spring. Even well into March and April, the Northeast often encounters severe wintery weather. For example, Winter Storm Stella hit in March 2017, bringing hurricane-force winds and up to 2 feet of … Read More

What to Expect from Our Finger Lakes Acquisition

In 2017, a lot of exciting changes happened at FirstLight. Mergers with Oxford Networks and Sovernet Communications have enabled us to add to our already extensive fiber optic network, making us one of the leading fiber-based providers in the Northeast. The New Year kicks off with our customers benefitting from the integration of Finger Lakes … 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 Wavelengths Matter in Fiber Optics

When we talk about the merits of fiber optics versus those of copper wire cable, the discussion often takes a technical turn and words like wavelengths, attenuation rates, and multiplexing will appear in the conversation.   In fiber-optic communications, what factors make a difference? Do wavelengths matter? And if they do matter, why?   This article will … 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