SOURCE: FirstLight Fiber

FirstLight Fiber

October 19, 2015 08:00 ET

FirstLight Fiber and One Connect Align to Strengthen Connectivity for Businesses in Upstate New York

ALBANY, NY--(Marketwired - Oct 19, 2015) - FirstLight Fiber, a facilities-based telecommunications service provider operating in Upstate New York and Northern New England, announced today that One Connect, a telecommunications and technology consulting firm based in Clifton Park, NY, has joined FirstLight's Partner Program as a Value Added Reseller (VAR).

Since signing on as a FirstLight agent a few months ago, One Connect has partnered with FirstLight on approximately 20 customer projects, which speaks to the power of this relationship.

"One Connect has partnerships with leading global, national and regional telecommunications and cloud companies," commented John Smack, President of One Connect. "Having a strong working relationship with FirstLight enables us to leverage FirstLight's impressive fiber network throughout the Capital Region. Throughout our relationship, FirstLight has proven its ability to deliver reliable services to customers in remarkably fast timeframes."

FirstLight's Partner Program provides agents access to a complete set of customized communications services that include data connectivity, Internet, data center and voice services, all backed by locally-based service and support.

"One Connect has been an exciting addition to our Partner Program and have demonstrated they are true experts in telecommunications with more than a decade of experience," stated Mark Ayotte, Senior Director of Alternate Channels at FirstLight. "Their strong relationships and understanding of communications provides a solid platform for attracting an impressive set of clients seeking high-performance solutions. We look forward to the mutual success our partnership will bring."

To learn how more about the FirstLight Partner Program, visit

About FirstLight Fiber

FirstLight Fiber headquartered in Albany, NY, provides fiber optic data, Internet, data center 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 225,000 fiber miles connecting in excess of 1,700 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

To learn more about FirstLight, visit, or follow the company on Twitter and LinkedIn.

About One Connect, Inc.

One Connect, Inc. is a telecommunications and technology consulting firm delivering customized, high performance solutions that enable our clients to compete in the global marketplace. Visit for more information.

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