FirstLight Fiber adds 36,000 fiber miles to New York fiber-optic network

FirstLight Fiber, which supplies fiber-optic data, Internet, data center and voice services to enterprise and carrier customers in New York and Northern New England, says it has added 36,000 fiber miles to its fiber-optic network footprint in New York. The expansion saw FirstLight Fiber add fiber-optic cable in New York's Westchester, Rockland and Orange counties.

FirstLight Fiber, which supplies fiber-optic data, Internet, data center and voice services to enterprise and carrier customers in New York and Northern New England, says it has added 36,000 fiber miles to its fiber-optic network footprint in New York. The expansion saw FirstLight Fiber add fiber-optic cable in New York's Westchester, Rockland and Orange counties.

The expansion extends FirstLight's fiber-optic network to 260,000 fiber miles throughout New York, New Hampshire, Maine, Vermont, and Massachusetts (see "FirstLight Fiber taps Ciena for 100G upgrade"). It provides diverse connectivity to five FirstLight data centers in the region.

The service provider says the expansion is a direct response to market and customer demand for infrastructure and services closer to New York City. The additional fibers cable is near more than 4,000 cell tower ad enterprise locations, FirstLight Fiber says. The operator says it will use the network resources to supply such services as dark fiber, Ethernet, and wavelength services from 10 Mbps to 100 Gbps, as well as Internet access.

"FirstLight's expansion further in New York represents our Company's continued commitment to provide enterprise level services, delivered via our rich fiber-based infrastructure, to our customers in underserved Tier 2 and Tier 3 markets as well as in surrounding areas," commented Kurt Van Wagenen, president and CEO of FirstLight. "As one of the world's leading communications markets, New York is critical to FirstLight's growth strategy, and our expansion into Westchester, Rockland and Orange counties provides the opportunity for FirstLight to offer businesses in that area the high quality, scalable, fiber-based services they require."

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