SOURCE: FirstLight Fiber

FirstLight Fiber

October 28, 2015 08:01 ET

FirstLight Fiber's Services Offer a Sleeker Ride for Laconia Harley-Davidson

FirstLight's Fiber-Based Services Provide Efficient Access to Internal Information Systems

ALBANY, NY--(Marketwired - Oct 28, 2015) - FirstLight Fiber, a facilities-based telecommunications service provider operating in Upstate New York and Northern New England, announced today that Laconia Harley-Davidson, a leading company that proudly represents the iconic Harley-Davidson brand, selling, servicing and renting Harley motorcycles, has selected FirstLight's fiber-based data and voice services to support business operations. Laconia Harley-Davidson's objective was to roll out fiber to all of its locations in order to ensure the level of connectivity the dealerships required, and FirstLight was instrumental in helping Laconia Harley-Davidson achieve that goal.

"With FirstLight having fiber nearby and its ability to minimize technical headaches while migrating from copper to fiber easily won our business -- hands down," commented Scott Buxton, IT Manager at Laconia Harley-Davidson. "To facilitate the efficient movement of data throughout our network, we needed strong reliability and symmetrical data speeds, and it was the logical choice to have FirstLight take the lead."

FirstLight offers numerous low latency, high-speed, reliable, secure and scalable data transport solutions to help businesses like Laconia Harley-Davidson thrive. In addition to its data service offering, FirstLight's experienced staff worked with Laconia Harley-Davidson to meet their voice demands.

"Laconia Harley-Davidson strongly represents the iconic Harley-Davidson brand, and we are pleased to be its provider of choice," stated Kurt Van Wagenen, President and CEO of FirstLight. "Our goal is to offer our customers a full selection of high quality telecommunications solutions, utilizing the most advanced technology available and supported by outstanding service. Laconia Harley-Davidson is a great example of a New Hampshire-based business successfully leveraging FirstLight's fiber-based connectivity."

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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 with an additional 10,000 locations within close proximity to the FirstLight fiber network. FirstLight offers a robust suite of advanced telecommunications products, including dedicated Internet access, Ethernet, data center services, dark fiber and voice services including SIP trunks, virtual PBX, and traditional TDM solutions. 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

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About American Road Group (ARG)
American Road Group (ARG) is a leading company that proudly represents the iconic Harley-Davidson brand, selling, servicing and renting Harley motorcycles and selling genuine Harley-branded riding gear, apparel and collectibles. American Road Group has been in association with the Harley-Davidson Motor Company for over twenty years and the company's owners have strong roots leading back to Milwaukee, home to the first Harley-Davidson motorcycle. The mission of ARG is to deliver the genuine Harley-Davidson® experience directly to our customers. This allows us to have satisfied life-long customers, provide good jobs to our employees, and produce an adequate return on investment to our stakeholders. 

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