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FirstLight Fiber Acquires Assets of G4 Communications

October 21, 2014

FirstLight Fiber Acquires Assets of G4 Communications



By Rahul Arora
TMCnet Contributor



FirstLight Fiber, a facilities-based telecommunications service provider, recently announced the acquisition of the assets of New Hampshire-based G4 Communications (News - Alert), a provider of high speed data and voice communication solutions.


G4 Communications offers secure efficient and affordable Internet access, data-transport, managed services and telephone services to businesses of all sizes. The value-added solutions from the company have great scalability and flexibility, allowing for fast and easy network expansion. G4 Network consists of 442 miles of fiber optic cable in New Hampshire and 71 miles of fiber optic cable in Massachusetts, operating at GigE and 10 Gig IP Network backbone speeds and OC48 SONET Ring topology for switched connectivity.

As a result of the acquisition, FirstLight Fiber has also taken over G4 Network customer base and data center in Manchester, New Hampshire. The new facility will further expand FirstLight’s fiber optic network that spans 190,000 fiber miles throughout New Hampshire, Maine, Vermont, Massachusetts and New York.

"This is a significant transaction for FirstLight, our customers, and the entire region," commented Kurt Van Wagenen, President and Chief Executive Officer of FirstLight. "The G4 assets, paired with FirstLight's existing network and capabilities, strengthen our presence in New Hampshire and will translate to higher quality service and support for our customers. The transaction benefits leading enterprises throughout New Hampshire, including healthcare organizations, financial institutions, government agencies and educational institutions."

In related news, FirstLight recently announced its partnership with Maine Fiber Company. As per the terms of the agreement, customers located along Maine Fiber Company's existing fiber infrastructure will now be able to access next generation IP services from FirstLight Fiber.

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.




Edited by Maurice Nagle
 
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