3 Key Ways VoIP Can Improve Company Operations

Although voice over internet protocol (VoIP) has been around for a while, many small and mid-sized businesses (SMBs) have not yet taken advantage of its benefits. As SMBs continue to rely on legacy telephony systems, their customers may be irritated by poor call quality and the challenges of reaching the right person.  The impression that VoIP … Read More

The Future of Fiber Optics: Digital Photonics

Fiber optics have increased the speed and reliability of Internet and telecom connections. Now, digital photonics have emerged as the future of fiber optics because they harness the power of light to transform the way companies in a wide range of industries do business. Leveraging these new technologies relies on laying down the foundation of … Read More

5 Business Advantages of Fiber Connectivity

Not long ago, copper wires were traditionally used for connectivity, but fiber optics have emerged as a superior method. Fiber optic wires are made from glass instead of metal. The fiber is the width of a human hair. These glass wires are then used to transmit information through pulses of light generated by lasers. The most obvious business benefit … Read More

A Primer on Fiber-Optic Internet Connectivity

Many businesses are turning to fiber-optic connectivity because it is cost-effective, scalable, and agile. Although the United States has been a leader in the development of the internet and related technologies, many parts of the country still lack access to fiber-based high-speed internet. In the absence of a nationwide fiber-optic network, organizations are turning to … Read More

Gone are the days of notebooks, pencils, and binders. Today’s students require laptops, tablets and reliable, high-speed Internet access. Technology that was once commonplace in the boardroom via webinars and other virtual training methods is now becoming more prevalent in the classroom. The virtual classroom strategy focuses on the implementation of a technology platform that … 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

Know Your Data Center – Manchester, NH

If you live or work in Northern New England or New York, you’ve likely heard of FirstLight Fiber. In addition to offering fiber-based connectivity services, FirstLight also offers data center services at five locations, which are strategically located throughout our footprint.  Our Manchester data center is significant because it is conveniently located less than one-hour … Read More