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FirstLight Fiber sold to Calif. private equity firm

MANCHESTER — A New York operator of fiber optics networks that gobbled up companies is now getting acquired itself. FirstLight Fiber, which employs 25 in New Hampshire, is being sold to Oak Hill Capital Partners, a California private equity firm. First Light operates...

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Oak Hill Capital to Acquire FirstLight

By Tara Seals FirstLight Fiber, a fiber-optic bandwidth infrastructure services provider operating in New York and Northern New England, has entered into a definitive agreement to be acquired by Oak Hill Capital Partners. Oak Hill will acquire the company from its...

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Firstlight Adds 36,000 Fiber Miles

FirstLight Fiber 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...

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FirstLight Extends Southward Along the Hudson

By Rob Powell FirstLight Fiber announced an expansion into a new region this morning, and this time the vector isn't M&A.  They have added new fiber in Westchester, Rockland, and Orange counties in the state of New York. FirstLight's home turf has been in the...

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FirstLight Fiber Signs One Connect as a VAR in Upstate New York

By Tara Seals FirstLight Fiber, a facilities-based telecom service provider operating in Upstate New York and Northern New England, has announced that One Connect, a telecommunications and technology consulting firm based in Clifton Park, N.Y., has joined FirstLight’s...

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Network Bytes: Zayo, FirstLight, iRis, Windstream, NJFX

By Rob Powell TGIF with a fine fall weekend ahead. Here's some network news items to consider before heading out: FirstLight Fiber went bowling up in Vermont this week. They're providing dedicated internet via redundant, diverse fiber circuits to Bowl New England....

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FirstLight Fiber Announces Credit Line Expansion

By David Delony Facilities-based telecommunications provider FirstLight Fiber has announced that it has secured an expanded line of credit from GE Capital and Webster Bank. The Albany, New York-based provider plans to use the line of credit to expand its fiber network...

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Metro Bytes: FirstLight, CityFibre, RCN, Zayo, Verizon

By Rob Powell Here's a quick roundup of some news from the metro, with three event contracts, an expansion, and some IoT: FirstLight Fiber took to the hills this weekend with a deal to power the ski resort Mount Sunapee. The New Hampshire resort used FirstLight's...

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Albany telecom firm lands New Hampshire ski resort work

By Brian Nearing Albany-headquartered telecommunications firm FirstLight Fiber announced Tuesday that the Mount Sunapee ski resort in New Hampshire is buying the firm’s fiber-based Internet and voice services. “FirstLight Fiber is a provider we’ve consistently relied...

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FirstLight Talks Fiber

By Dominick Sorrentino Editor of Networked Enterprise It almost goes without saying that a modern enterprise or organization cannot function without having an effective, high-speed Internet connection. And while many areas of the country such as greater metro regions...

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Fiber-based networks and health care technology

BY MAURA MAHONEY With every passing year, remarkable technological advancements make their way into the health care market. These advancements not only intend to improve patient care, to diagnose and treat diseases but also to control the rising cost of health care....

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FirstLight shows off its newly completed data center

By DAVE SOLOMON New Hampshire Union Leader MANCHESTER - If the future of the Internet is lightning-fast fiber-optic service, FirstLight Fiber is helping to bring the future to New Hampshire from a newly acquired data center on Sundial Avenue that the company has been...

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Hudson Valley Community College Deploys Fiber-Based Internet

By Leila Meyer 05/05/15 Hudson Valley Community College in New York state has implemented fiber-based Internet to its main campus and a dedicated point-to-point Ethernet connection between the main campus and satellite campuses. The college needed to upgrade its...

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