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How E-Rate Helps K-12 Educators

The education system in the U.S. is facing a financial crisis. Many school systems are underfunded. Teachers are underpaid, and they often need to buy school supplies themselves. When schools lack the funds for basic necessities, investing in the technology required to take advantage of innovative learning tools becomes a challenge. Most schools want their … Read More

FirstLight’s Services Enhance Connectivity for Saratoga Springs School District

FirstLight’s Low Latency Internet and High-Quality Voice Services Provide the Foundation to Support School’s E-Learning Initiatives Albany, NY – May 15, 2018 – FirstLight, a leading fiber-optic bandwidth infrastructure services provider operating in the Northeast, announced today that the Saratoga Springs School District in Saratoga, NY, has selected FirstLight to provide high-speed, dedicated Internet and … 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

5 Health Care Technology Trends to Watch For

2018 is already shaping up to be an exciting year for medical technology. PricewaterhouseCoopers’ Top Health Issues of 2018 report points to a number of ways digital medicine will be at the forefront of health care transformation in the new year. PwC points out that while previous technology has been used to make hospital administration more efficient, … Read More

How Fiber Optics Have Changed Business

The ability to transmit data using pulses of light has opened the door for many world-changing innovations in medicine, manufacturing, and communications. One of the earliest applications of fiber optics was the development of laparoscopes that enable minimally invasive surgical procedures. Further advancements in the technology ushered in the era of high-speed communications. The main … 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

Why You Should Use Low Power Wide Area Networks for IoT

The internet of things (IoT) is changing the way companies in many industries work by allowing them to monitor business processes and track assets for greater business insights. Companies gain greater control of operations and clearer visibility into their supply chains. Vital equipment can be serviced more efficiently through predictive maintenance. Healthcare providers can remotely monitor patients with chronic conditions. As the benefits … Read More