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Press Release -- March 13th, 2019
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Westchester’s Century Country Club Selects FirstLight

FirstLight’s dedicated, symmetrical fiber-based Internet will provide members a more robust and efficient Internet connection

Albany, NY – March 13, 2019 – FirstLight, a leading provider of fiber-optic data, Internet, data center, cloud and voice services to enterprise and carrier customers throughout the Northeast, announced that Century Country Club has selected FirstLight as its provider for fiber-based Internet connectivity. FirstLight’s services are a considerable upgrade to the historic country club’s prior infrastructure and will provide members and staff with a more robust, efficient Internet connection.

Century Country Club spans 175 acres in Purchase, New York, and has been acknowledged as one of the top golf courses in New York State and the Metropolitan area by esteemed publications such as Golf Digest and The Met Golfer. Its clubhouse traffic picks up substantially on weekends, which is when the club was experiencing significant Internet latency and connectivity issues prior to switching to FirstLight.

“We were running on a cable Internet connection with antiquated equipment,” stated Century Country Club’s Controller, Lowell Moustakas. “We needed more bandwidth, particularly during peak weekend hours, to enable our staff and members to seamlessly access the Internet.”

The club’s new Internet connection was turned up in late Fall 2018, and they have been enjoying the benefits of FirstLight’s low latency, performance-oriented fiber optic network ever since.

“We’ve seen a substantial improvement in the speed and quality of our Internet connection since switching to FirstLight,” concluded Moustakas.

“We’re thrilled that Century Country Club has selected FirstLight for its Internet connectivity needs,” stated Kurt Van Wagenen, President and CEO of FirstLight. “Our fiber optic network offers the resiliency, scalability and high capacity that thriving businesses like Century Country Club require, and we’re proud to offer those benefits to organizations in Westchester County, as well as across the Northeast.”

FirstLight has provided Internet access since 1999 with the philosophy that the greatest quality of service is provided not just by the highest possible connection speed, but also by combining superior peering arrangements and dedicated bandwidth delivered over a stable, fiber-based network. FirstLight’s Internet service is backed by a combination of Tier 1 provider connections and hundreds of private peering connections with the most trafficked sites throughout the Northeast, which lowers latency and improves the user experience.

For more information, visit https://www.firstlight.net.

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