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FirstLight Fiber Adds 36,000 Fiber Miles Near NYC

PRESS RELEASE — ALBANY, NY – January 26, 2016 – FirstLight Fiber, a facilities-based telecommunications service provider operating in New York and Northern New England, announced today that it has extended its dense fiber network further in New York. This expansion project added 36,000 fiber miles into New York’s Westchester, Rockland and Orange counties, and was constructed in direct response to market and customer demand to expand its offerings closer to New York City.  In fact, the fiber network is designed to be within close proximity to more than 4,000 cell tower and enterprise locations in order to serve businesses located along the fiber route. 

Exclusively owned and operated by FirstLight, the FirstLight network is designed for ultra-high availability to support today’s business environment. This newly constructed network can support services ranging from Dark Fiber, Ethernet and Wavelength services from 10 Mbps to 100 Gbps as well as Internet Access.{ad}

With this expansion, FirstLight’s fiber optic network now spans 260,000 fiber miles throughout five states including New York, New Hampshire, Maine, Vermont, and Massachusetts and provides diverse connectivity to five FirstLight data centers throughout the region.

“FirstLight’s expansion further in New York represents our Company’s continued commitment to provide enterprise level services, delivered via our rich fiber-based infrastructure, to our customers in underserved Tier 2 and Tier 3 markets as well as in surrounding areas,” commented Kurt Van Wagenen, President and Chief Executive Officer of FirstLight. “As one of the world’s leading communications markets, New York is critical to FirstLight’s growth strategy, and our expansion into Westchester, Rockland and Orange counties provides the opportunity for FirstLight to offer businesses in that area the high quality, scalable, fiber-based services they require.”

About FirstLight Fiber
FirstLight Fiber headquartered in Albany, NY, provides fiber optic data, Internet, data center and voice services to enterprise and carrier customers in New York and Northern New England with connectivity to Canada connecting in excess of 1,800 locations in service with an additional 14,000 locations serviceable by our 260,000 fiber mile network.  FirstLight offers a robust suite of advanced telecommunications products, including dedicated Internet access, Ethernet, data center services, dark fiber and voice services including SIP trunks, virtual PBX, and traditional TDM solutions.  FirstLight’s clientele includes national cellular providers and CLECs and many leading enterprises, spanning high tech manufacturing and research, hospitals and healthcare, banking and financial, secondary education, colleges and universities, and local and state governments.  FirstLight is a portfolio company of Boston-based private equity firm Riverside Partners

To learn more about FirstLight, visit www.firstlight.net, or follow the company on Twitter and LinkedIn.


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