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FirstLight Expanding Fiber Network in Rochester and Buffalo

By Ken Briodagh
October 31, 2018

FirstLight, a provider of fiber-optic interconnectivity and data services in the Northeast, announced that it will expand its fiber network in Rochester and Buffalo, New York. This 500-route mile project is in response to a specific customer demand for scalable, reliable, fiber-based services throughout Upstate New York, and will enable the company’s full complement of services to area businesses along these new routes.


FirstLight offers a complete portfolio of services including Ethernet, Internet Access, Wavelength, Dark Fiber, Cloud and Data Center Connectivity, Cloud Computing Solutions (such as IaaS, DRaaS and BRaaS), Unified Communications, and Voice services throughout the Northeast.

“FirstLight remains focused on meeting our customers’ need for fiber-based, broadband services backed by high quality service and support.  Through this market expansion, businesses in sectors such as healthcare, finance, government, education, manufacturing, professional services and others will have access to the connectivity solutions needed to thrive in the digital age,” said Patrick Coughlin, Chief Revenue Officer, FirstLight.

“We have been the provider of choice in this region for many years, so investing to expand our fiber network in Buffalo and Rochester, key markets to FirstLight, was an easy choice.  Helping our customers succeed through superior connectivity is exactly what FirstLight stands for. We pride ourselves on being able to deliver upgraded fiber optic connectivity to this region, supported by our talented, locally-based team,” concluded Kurt Van Wagenen, President and CEO, FirstLight.


Ken Briodagh is a writer and editor with more than a decade of experience under his belt. He is in love with technology and if he had his druthers would beta test everything from shoe phones to flying cars.

Edited by Ken Briodagh

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