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Press Release -- March 24th, 2014
Source: FirstLight Fiber

FirstLight Fiber Expands Its Vermont Data Center

Expansion supports continued customer demand for high quality data center services

Albany, NY March 24, 2014 – FirstLight Fiber, a facilities-based telecommunications service provider operating fiber optic networks in Upstate New York and Northern New England, announced today the expansion of its Vermont data center , located in Williston, Vermont. This expansion will further support local businesses by providing critical colocation space and unmatched low latency broadband connectivity throughout the Northeast.

“This is the second expansion of our Vermont data center and is part of our multi-phased plan designed to provide ample room for the Company and our customers’ continued growth,” stated Greg Kelly, Senior Director of Business Development/Data Centers for FirstLight. “Our Vermont data center offers multiple safety, security, and power options and is connected to FirstLight’s carrier grade, fiber optic network providing reliable, scalable bandwidth up to 100 Gbps.”

“As companies continue to grow, so do their needs for premium colocation space to securely house their critical business data,” commented Jim Capuano, Senior Vice President & Chief of Network Operations for FirstLight.  “The expansion of this data center leverages FirstLight’s expertise at designing, building and maintaining state of the art facilities. We look forward to continuing to serve customers in Vermont and across the FirstLight footprint.”

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About FirstLight Fiber

FirstLight Fiber , headquartered in Albany, NY, provides fiber optic data, Internet, colocation and voice services to enterprise and carrier customers in Upstate New York and Northern New England with connectivity to Canada utilizing its own fiber optic network, which spans over 190,000 fiber miles connecting in excess of 1,400 lit locations.  FirstLight offers a robust suite of advanced telecommunications products, including dedicated Internet access, Metro Ethernet, traditional TDM solutions, SIP trunks, virtual PBX and audio-conferencing, managed commercial wireless systems, and Data Center Colocation.  FirstLight’s clientele includes national cellular providers and CLECs 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. FirstLight is a portfolio company of Boston-based private equity firm Riverside Partners.


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