SOURCE: FirstLight Fiber

FirstLight Fiber

July 28, 2015 08:00 ET

FirstLight Fiber's Internet and Voice Services Give Mount Sunapee an Edge

FirstLight's Fiber-Based Services Provide Scalability and Reliability Needed to Meet the Growing IT Demands for New Hampshire's Renowned, Four-Season Recreation Area

ALBANY, NY--(Marketwired - Jul 28, 2015) - FirstLight Fiber, a facilities-based telecommunications service provider operating in Upstate New York and Northern New England, announced today that Mount Sunapee, among the most popular ski resorts in New Hampshire, has selected FirstLight's fiber-based Internet and Voice services to enhance connectivity and streamline overall business operations. The resort recently upgraded its Internet service with FirstLight, to support its growing e-commerce traffic, and in advance of the 82nd Annual League of NH Craftsmen's Fair, a nine-day event commencing August 1st, which is held at the resort.

"FirstLight Fiber is a provider we've consistently relied upon for its scalable Internet services," commented Jay Gamble, Vice President & General Manager for Mount Sunapee Resort. "FirstLight offers consistent, reliable connectivity, competitive pricing and great localized customer service and technical support. While upgrading our Internet bandwidth from 20 Mbps. to 100 Mbps., we took the opportunity to consolidate our Internet and voice services with FirstLight, which helped us to achieve further cost savings, and allows our IT department the convenience of working with just one local, dependable vendor."

FirstLight's Internet service also enables complimentary Wi-Fi service for all resort guests.

"Mount Sunapee is an exceptional resort in New Hampshire, hosting hundreds of thousands of guests each year. As the resort expands, we are pleased to be their provider of choice, easily accommodating its need for increased, reliable bandwidth and cost-effective business services," stated Kurt Van Wagenen, President and CEO of FirstLight. "True to FirstLight's mission of offering high quality telecommunications services utilizing our advanced fiber optic network, we are helping Mount Sunapee and other businesses throughout the Northeast thrive and operate efficiently."

FirstLight's Internet transit is backed by a combination of Tier 1 provider connections and numerous private peering connections throughout the Northeast, which reduces hop counts and improves the overall user experience. FirstLight's voice solutions include PRI, SIP Trunks and Virtual PBX ("vPBX").

To learn how FirstLight and its suite of advanced telecommunications services can give your business an edge, visit www.firstlight.net.

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 215,000 fiber miles connecting in excess of 1,600 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 www.firstlight.net, or follow the company on Twitter and LinkedIn.

About Mount Sunapee

Mount Sunapee Resort, located in Newbury NH, offers Alpine Skiing in the winter and an Adventure Park with a Canopy Zip Line Tour, Aerial Ropes Courses, Mountain Biking, Mini-Golf and Disk Golf in the summer. Mount Sunapee is the second most popular ski resort in New Hampshire, hosting over 260,000 skier visitors each winter. Our Adventure Park was selected as an Editor's Choice for "Best in New England" by Yankee Magazine in 2013. Learn more at http://www.mountsunapee.com/.

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