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FirstLight Partners with Megaport to Offer Seamless Cloud Connectivity

Combination of FirstLight’s Low-Latency Fiber Connections Combined with Megaport’s Software Defined Network (SDN) Creates a Compelling End-to-End Solution  ALBANY, NY – October 30, 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 it is leveraging Megaport’s global … Read More

How IT Infrastructure Is Evolving

Back in the technological Stone Age, IT environments were siloed. Companies were forced to make decisions based on incomplete data because a comprehensive view couldn’t be accessed across the business. Meeting capacity needs was a guessing game. Afraid of falling short on workload needs, IT leaders over-provisioned, leaving many servers idle. Provisioning hardware and software … Read More

3 Great Opportunities Created by Fiber Connectivity

While companies used to rely on copper cable, fiber optics has become the standard for business connectivity. Statista predicted that by 2018 the demand for fiber optic cabling will rise to 325 million fiber kilometers, a significant leap from the expected 280 million fiber kilometers in 2015. Companies that have been using fiber optics for a while … Read More

This past year has been filled with exciting news and advancements for not only FirstLight, but for the telecom industry as a whole. In 2013, the industry saw the reawakening of dark fiber services (In September 2013, ATLANTIC-ACM reported 27% of wholesale buyers surveyed stated that they had purchased dark fiber services and 57% of … Read More