Vermont Business Magazine FirstLight, a leading fiber-optic bandwidth infrastructure services provider operating in the Northeast, announced today that it is substantially complete with the integration of Finger Lakes Technologies Group (“FLTG”) and that FLTG is now officially FirstLight. The brand change follows the acquisition of FLTG by FirstLight in September and marks yet another milestone for the company. FirstLight is also expanding its partnership network,as it did last week by joining forces with Colchester's TwinState Technologies.
“The integration of FLTG is an important development and sets the stage for FirstLight’s continued growth in 2018,” commented Kurt Van Wagenen, President and CEO of FirstLight. “Now as one team and one company, we are well positioned to continue serving the fiber-based infrastructure needs of carriers and enterprise businesses throughout our growing footprint in the Northeast.”
This latest development is one of a series of exciting transactions for the Company in little more than a year. FirstLight also acquired and combined operations with Oxford Networks, Sovernet Communications and 186 Communications. FirstLight now operates approximately 14,000 route miles of high-capacity fiber connecting nearly 8,000 locations and twelve data centers in six states.
“The rebrand of FLTG to FirstLight follows the successful rebranding of Oxford Networks, BayRing Communications, Sovernet Communications, ION Communications and 186 Communications under the FirstLight brand, and is yet another testament to our team’s hard work and our overall commitment to providing high-quality infrastructure services and exceptional, locally-based support to an expanding customer base,” stated Maura Mahoney, Vice President of Marketing & Product Management of FirstLight.
FirstLight, headquartered in Albany, New York, provides fiber-optic data, Internet, data center, cloud and voice services to enterprise and carrier customers throughout the Northeast connecting nearly 8,000 locations in service with more than 20,000 locations serviceable by our 14,000 route mile network. FirstLight offers a robust suite of advanced telecommunications products featuring a comprehensive portfolio of high bandwidth connectivity solutions including Ethernet, wavelength and dark fiber services as well as dedicated Internet access solutions, data center, cloud and voice services. FirstLight’s clientele includes national cellular providers and wireline carriers 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.
To learn more and view the company’s enhanced service offerings, visit www.firstlight.net.
Source: Albany, NY – January 15, 2018 – FirstLight