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FirstLight Fiber Expands Network Capabilities

By Kimberly Koerth
May 12, 2014 - News

FirstLight Fiber has expanded its network capabilities to support 100 Gbps connectivity at any of its on-net locations, a response to increased customer demand for high-bandwidth connections in Tier 2 and Tier 3 metro markets.

LightRiver Technologies assisted with the expansion, which leverages Ciena’s 6500 Packet-Optical Platform equipped with third generation WaveLogic Coherent Optics. FirstLight will also be able to better manage, monitor and control network performance using Ciena’s OneControl Unified Management System, which provides point-and-click service provisioning to enable faster service turn-up and end-to-end visibility of network performance, the company said.

“FirstLight is focused on supporting its customers’ needs, and this network enhancement, which now makes 100 Gbps capability ubiquitously available, further demonstrates our commitment to the continued enhancement of the suite of services offered," said James Capuano, chief of network operations for FirstLight Fiber. “The 100 Gbps capability we have been offering provides customers with a reliable and efficient means to transport their mission-critical data, and now that our entire network is capable of scaling above 100 Gbps, our customers can be confident that we will continue to support their business applications."

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