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FirstLight Fiber to Deliver High-speed Internet by Upgrading Its IP Core Network

March 18, 2014

FirstLight Fiber to Deliver High-speed Internet by Upgrading Its IP Core Network

By Calvin Azuri
TMCnet Contributor

FirstLight Fiber announced plans to upgrade its IP core network to deliver high-speed and low latency Internet services in Northern New England and Upstate New York. Following the development, FirstLight Fiber will create a unique internet service by architecting a carrier-grade high-performance regional network. Around 50 percent of the Internet traffic on FirstLight network will be able to connect directly to the destination site without intermediate hops, which will significantly reduce the latency.

“FirstLight's network design philosophy is based on the understanding that the services we provide are vital to the sustainability and growth of all businesses, no matter the type or size,” said James Capuano, chief networking officer of FirstLight Fiber. “Our network is designed to provide the high level of quality, redundancy and resiliency that our customers have already come to know. As our network expands, we are increasing our gateways to the outside world and other parts of the Internet to create for the most premium connections.”

FirstLight Fiber’s unique architecture deployed regionally in a ring format enables each of the regions to operate independently. This network design will improve the resiliency of the network, which will route Internet traffic redundantly over the fiber network thus creating two different meshed core networks.

The architecture will not allow for even a single point of failure within these core networks. Further, the multiple peering points within the Internet transit path will route the traffic over the best available direct path, thus ensuring high performance and continuous access. The company also provides 24x7 support to its customers round the year through its fully functional Network Operations Center located in New York.

FirstLight Fiber is engaged in providing Internet, fiber optic data, voice and colocation services over its own fiber optic network spanning more than 190,000 fiber miles in the U.S. for more than 15 years. The company’s telecommunications product suite includes advanced solutions such as Metro Ethernet, SIP trunks, virtual PBX (News - Alert) and Data Center Colocation in addition to conventional TDM solutions. FirstLight Fiber’s elite list of clientele spans large enterprises operating in technology, education, banking and financial services, healthcare, and government sectors.

Edited by Alisen Downey
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