Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences Expands Relationship with FirstLight

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Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences Expands Relationship with FirstLight

Mon, 10/08/2018 - 5:34am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine FirstLight, a leading provider of fiber-optic data, Internet, data center, cloud and voice services to enterprise and carrier customers throughout the Northeast, announced today that Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Scienceshas selected FirstLight as its primary hosted voice services provider. As ACPHS' primary Internet Service Provider for many years, the educational institution has expanded its relationship and selected FirstLight to provide a cloud-based phone solution to support their Albany, NY, and Colchester, Vermont, campus locations.

"FirstLight is a preferred vendor for ACPHS, having provided high quality Internet service for many years. Through this, we have developed a great working relationship with the team," commented Darb Fitzgerald, Director of Networking and Telecommunication for ACPHS. "FirstLight provides us with scalable broadband connectivity, and we've experienced high uptime all these years. Additionally, if there ever was an issue or question, the response from FirstLight has been fantastic. Given our positive experience with FirstLight, it was an easy and logical choice for us to expand our relationship to include voice services."

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. (PRNewsfoto/FirstLight)

FirstLight provides colleges like ACPHS with high quality, reliable solutions delivered over its exclusive fiber network. FirstLight offers a comprehensive portfolio of voice solutions including Unified Collaboration as a Service ("UCaaS"), cloud communications, hosted voice, bundled and usage-based PRI, SIP trunks, and traditional business lines. 

"We greatly value our ten-year plus working relationship with Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences," commented Kurt Van Wagenen, President and CEO of FirstLight. "Savvy institutions like ACPHS understand how high quality, fiber-based communications solutions can enhance the learning environment, and FirstLight is honored to be selected as its partner of choice and support its mission of educating the next generation of leaders to improve the health of our society."

About 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 30,000 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.

About Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (ACPHS)

Founded in 1881, Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences is a private, independent institution with a long tradition of academic and research excellence. The College is committed to educating the next generation of leaders in the health care professions and translating scientific discoveries into therapies that benefit humankind. In separate reports by the Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education and the Brookings Institution, ACPHS was named the #1 value-added college in the country. The College has campuses in Albany, NY, and Colchester, VT. For more information, please visit

SOURCE ALBANY, N.Y., Oct. 4, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- FirstLight,