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Press Release -- August 21st, 2014
Source: FirstLight Fiber

FirstLight Fiber Chosen by SymQuest to Enable Cloud-Based Capabilities and Support Business Technologies

New England-based managed IT services provider selects FirstLight’s data center service and reliable connectivity to best serve businesses throughout the region

Albany, NY – August 21, 2014 – FirstLight Fiber, a facilities-based telecommunications service provider operating fiber optic networks in Upstate New York and Northern New England with connectivity to Canada, announced today that it will provide data center and connectivity services to SymQuest, a design, installation, and support business that handles the information flow of electronic communications over the cloud in addition to its other managed services.

FirstLight’s Vermont data center, served by its own geographically diverse fiber optic systems, offers the reliable, secure facility that SymQuest needs as the company further develops its growing retail cloud division. In addition to utilizing FirstLight’s data center services to accommodate its retail-based cloud service offering, SymQuest will also utilize FirstLight’s Ethernet and Internet solutions, which will enable SymQuest to continue to provide high quality and reliable copier and network services for area businesses.

“We have been working with FirstLight since 2012, and have found the company to be an exceptional technology partner and provider for SymQuest,” commented Larry Sudbay , President & CEO of the SymQuest Group, Inc. “Before choosing FirstLight, we performed our due diligence and closely examined each of the providers we considered working with, paying special attention to their network routes, the breadth of their service offering and the level of support they provide.  Ultimately, we chose FirstLight for not only its extensive network footprint, but for the quality of its services and the local, small-town feel the FirstLight team extends to each of its customers. Connectivity is the livelihood for businesses in our region, and we put a lot of trust in FirstLight to help SymQuest deliver the best services.”

“SymQuest is dedicated to being Northern New England’s top choice for office technology solutions, and we are honored to work with a company that takes such pride in all that it does for its customers” stated Kurt Van Wagenen , President & CEO for FirstLight. “There is an extreme thoroughness in everything SymQuest does; from the services it provides to the technology choices it makes to ensure the company is innovative and provides extreme value to its clients. Together, we have the opportunity to support enterprises in Northern New England in a meaningful way as we further extend high quality fiber and cloud-based connectivity.”

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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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About SymQuest

Founded in 1996, SymQuest designs, installs, and supports business technologies that handle the information flow of electronic and physical communications. SymQuest Group is a regionally based company with locations in South Burlington and Rutland, Vt., Plattsburgh, N.Y., Keene and West Lebanon, N.H. and Westbrook and Auburn, Maine.  SymQuest has developed a national reputation for service excellence and innovation and has been ranked 28th of the top 200 managed service providers by MSP Mentor. Learn more at:

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