SOURCE: FirstLight Fiber

FirstLight Fiber

October 03, 2013 08:02 ET

SRPC Medical Imaging Chooses FirstLight Fiber's Metro Ethernet Service for Network Upgrade

ALBANY, NY--(Marketwired - Oct 3, 2013) - FirstLight Fiber (formerly known as Tech Valley Communications), a facilities-based telecommunications service provider operating fiber optic networks in Upstate New York and Northern New England with connectivity to Canada, announced today that SRPC Medical Imaging (Schenectady Radiologists, PC) has chosen FirstLight to provide its wide area network (WAN). This solution will enhance SRPC's data transmission process between multiple imaging centers and radiologists' offices. As a radiology practice operating to best meet the medical imaging needs of the surrounding community, upgrading the SRPC network with services provided by FirstLight has resulted in quicker data transmissions of digital images. SRPC is also experiencing significant time- and cost-savings, versus its previous copper-based solution.

With two free-standing imaging centers and locations in the local hospitals, SRPC sought a solution that would increase its network capacity and allow for easier upgrades in the future. It also required a provider that could easily enhance its internal infrastructure (workstations) by interconnecting to all offsite locations quickly and efficiently.

"Today's medical community is fast-paced and relies on technology to ensure both timely and accurate results," commented James Mooney, Administrator for SRPC Medical Imaging. "With FirstLight's Ethernet service, provisioned over FirstLight's own fiber optic network, SRPC is operating more efficiently. What used to take 15 minutes has now decreased to just two to three minutes. Allowing SRPC to do more readings, and the connectivity between our offices and external work stations is instantaneous, so our doctors can be anywhere and easily access the images they need."

"Fiber-based solutions are definitely the right solution for healthcare, as companies like SRPC require rapid delivery of digital images and test results, along with a secure way to store this highly confidential information," commented Patrick Coughlin, Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing of FirstLight. "FirstLight's Metro Ethernet service is the reliable, scalable solution SRPC needs to provide the best service for its patients, and the network will easily adapt as their bandwidth and technology requirements evolve."

"Switching from copper to fiber-based services has saved us time and money, and as our data needs increase, our network is now at a point where it's easily upgradable to higher bandwidth. Not to mention, the local, personalized and prompt service we have received from FirstLight has been exceptional," concluded Mooney.

FirstLight provides a complete portfolio of secure, scalable, high reliability telecommunications solutions backed by a knowledgeable staff. FirstLight is experienced in serving the needs of the healthcare industry to support advanced telemedicine applications for multisite institutions, allowing its clients to realize fiscal efficiencies and improve the patient experience.

To learn more about FirstLight, visit www.firstlight.net or follow the Company on Twitter and LinkedIn.

For more information on SRPC Medical Imaging, go to www.srpcimaging.com

About FirstLight Fiber

FirstLight Fiber (formerly known as Tech Valley Communications), headquartered in Albany, NY, provides fiber optic data, Internet, colocation 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 190,000 fiber miles connecting in excess of 1,300 lit buildings. FirstLight offers a robust suite of advanced telecommunications services, including dedicated Internet access, Metro Ethernet, traditional TDM solutions, SIP trunks, virtual PBX 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 institutions, secondary education, colleges and universities, and local and state governments. FirstLight is the parent company of New Hampshire-based CLEC, segTEL, and recently acquired the assets of Vermont-based CLEC, TelJet. FirstLight is a portfolio company of Boston-based private equity firm Riverside Partners

About SRPC Medical Imaging

Schenectady Radiologists, PC (SRPC Medical Imaging) has provided quality medical imaging services via their imaging centers in Niskayuna and Guilderland, New York, as well as at the local hospitals, since the 1970s. The physicians of SRPC are widely respected for their expertise and for putting patients first by providing the best technology in a comfortable setting. They were the first in the area to install an open MRI in a bright, sun-lit room designed to put patients at ease. Then they were first to offer TV in a high-field open MRI that significantly reduces anxiety for claustrophobic patients while accommodating larger patients. The SRPC team cares for their patients like they care for their own families... they provide them with the very best.

To learn more about SRPC medical imaging services, professionals, and centers, visit www.srpcimaging.com or call 518 372-1344.

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