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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

How the Cloud Enables IoT

Gartner has included the Internet of Things (IoT) in its list of Top 10 Strategic Technology Trends for 2018. IoT will contribute to the emergence of digital twins. Digital twins link to real-world objects, providing information on the status of company assets. Information gathered from digital twins is then used to better manage, maintain, and … Read More

Why IT Is a Matter of Life and Death in Healthcare

Since the widespread adoption of electronic health records (EHRs), doctors and emergency medical teams have become dependent on networks to access and exchange patient information. If these networks perform inadequately or fail, the patient’s life can hang in the balance. In healthcare, just adopting technology isn’t enough. Healthcare providers need to choose technology that meets … 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

We are grateful for another year of satisfied customers, company growth and exciting new projects on the horizon. Weeks into 2016, we are predicting even more success and exciting news for this year. Let’s look back at 2015… 2015 was a stellar year of customer wins in the education vertical. We proudly enhanced the learning … Read More

FirstLight Fiber’s Internet is a ‘Bear Hug’ for The Vermont Teddy Bear Company

The Vermont Teddy Bear Co. Chooses 100 Mbps Internet Services for its Vermont-Based Headquarters FirstLight Fiber, a facilities-based telecommunications service provider operating in Upstate New York and Northern New England, announced today that , the largest handcrafter of teddy bears in North America, has selected FirstLight’s fiber-based, high-speed Internet services for its corporate headquarters in Shelburne, … Read More

FirstLight Fiber, a facilities-based telecommunications service provider operating in Upstate New York and Northern New England, announced today that One Connect, a telecommunications and technology consulting firm based in Clifton Park, NY, has joined FirstLight’s Partner Program as a Value Added Reseller (VAR). Since signing on as a FirstLight agent a few months ago, One … Read More