New York, NY (January 13, 2015) – 325 Hudson, the rising Carrier Hotel and Meet Me Room in New York City, welcomes FirstLight Fiber, a facilities-based telecommunications service provider operating in Upstate New York and Northern New England, to its growing customer list. 325 Hudson will serve as FirstLight’s primary Point of Presence (PoP) in New York City, allowing carrier and enterprises full access to FirstLight’s fiber optic network to expand their overall network reach.
A leading provider of high speed data, Internet, colocation and voice services to enterprise and carrier customers in New York, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts and Maine, FirstLight provides up to 100 Gbps. connectivity at most of its 1,600 on-net locations, and has the ability to connect to 10,000 near-net locations. FirstLight’s network is strategically connected to key gateway cities, such as New York City, Boston and Montreal to enable businesses located in Tier 2-4 markets to have the same level of access they would if they were located in Tier 1 cities.
“New York City is key to our interconnection strategy because it is among the world’s top communications hubs,” commented James Capuano, Chief of Network Operations. “FirstLight’s growth has necessitated the need for a greater presence in New York City and locating our PoP at 325 Hudson was a natural choice since it enables convenient access to the major regional, national and international carriers that we work with,” commented James Capuano, Chief of Network Operations for FirstLight Fiber.
“The deployment of FirstLight at 325 Hudson allows FirstLight to offer new levels of performance in terms of speed to market and an ability to raise awareness of the impressive fiber network they own and operate,” added Hunter Newby, Joint Venture Partner at 325 Hudson. “It also gives FirstLight a true neutral alternative in New York City, and the ability to connect their partners throughout Upstate New York and Northern New England.”
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About 325 Hudson
325 Hudson Street, a partnership of Jamestown, Amerimar Enterprises and Hunter Newby, is a 10-story, 240,000 square foot building located in the heart of New York City’s “Hudson Square” neighborhood, along the fiber-dense Hudson Street corridor. The building has direct access to Transatlantic cables and major metro and regional fiber providers. The carrier-neutral core interconnection facility features a building-owned and managed Meet Me Room with a commitment to no monthly recurring cross connect fees. With the building and the Meet Me Room under common ownership, 325 Hudson provides a stable long-term neutral environment for global network operators to thrive in New York City.
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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 215,000 fiber miles connecting in excess of 1,600 lit locations. FirstLight offers a robust suite of advanced telecommunications products, including dedicated Internet access, 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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