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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 Unified Communications Makes Sense for K through 12

Unified communications is typically thought of as an environment used for efficient employee collaboration. Workers can use a variety of communication tools and file sharing capabilities to work on projects anytime, from anywhere. However, unified communications also helps students participate in personalized learning initiatives. The trend toward personalized learning is gaining momentum. According to KnowledgeWorks, advocates … Read More

Newly Expanded Tri State Area Federal Credit Union Chooses FirstLight

FirstLight’s Fiber Optic Internet and Voice to Serve Bennington, VT Location Albany, NY – April 19, 2018 – FirstLight, a leading fiber-optic bandwidth infrastructure services provider operating in the Northeast, announced today that Tri State Area Federal Credit Union, formerly Hoosick Federal Credit Union, has selected FirstLight for Internet and Voice services for its Bennington, … Read More

What Financial Institutions Need From Disaster Recovery

Financial organizations face unique challenges when developing disaster recovery strategies. Most organizations have an enterprise continuity plan (ECP) that includes disaster recovery. Unlike in other industries, having an effective disaster recovery plan is a requirement in finance. The Federal Financial Institutions Examinations Council (FFIEC) issued requirements in 2015 that were influenced by the effect that … Read More

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

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

How Technology Is Revolutionizing Health Care

Electronic health records (EHRs) have become the standard for maintaining patient medical histories. Everything from doctors’ notes to medical imaging scans can be kept on file for reference during diagnosis and treatment. However, storing these records is only part of the equation. To make use of EHRs, health care providers must make them easily and … Read More