9.28.2015

FirstLight Fiber’s Internet is a “Yahtzee” for Bowl New England


Expertly Designed Solution Enables Dynamic Family Entertainment Chain to Conduct Business Efficiently 
Albany, NY – September 16, 2015 – FirstLight Fiber, a facilities-based telecommunications service provider operating in Upstate New York and Northern New England, announced today that Bowl New England, a Spare Time Entertainment venue located in Colchester, VT, has chosen FirstLight to provide dedicated Internet service via dual redundant diverse fiber circuits to this family entertainment facility. Bowl New England in Colchester serves as the headquarters for 16 bowling centers across New England, New York, Alabama, North Carolina, and Tennessee. FirstLight’s diversely-routed circuits will support the company’s VPN and VOIP traffic for all 16 locations.
“FirstLight was incredibly willing to assist us with network planning from our first point of communication with the company. One of the reasons we selected FirstLight was because they understood our needs and could offer the level of diversity that our former provider could not,” stated Bill Moller, Systems Administrator for Bowl New England. “For the redundancy to work, we needed private Border Gateway Protocol (BGP), which some other providers were unwilling to offer. Reliable Internet access is critical to support our business for all credit card processing and voice telephony, and in response, FirstLight designed a solution with diverse Internet connections keeping us operational in the event of an outage.”
As needs increase in the future, Bowl New England will work with FirstLight on securing additional bandwidth, as well as look to colocate its servers into one or more of FirstLight’s five data centers.
“When approached by Bowl New England, in true FirstLight fashion, we took the time to learn and understand exactly their needs and pain points. We are pleased to offer a complete, fiber-based Internet access solution with Tier 1 provider connections, numerous private peering connections, reduced hop counts that will enable Bowl New England to operate seamlessly,” commented Patrick Coughlin, Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing for FirstLight Fiber.
To learn how more about FirstLight Fiber and its suite of advanced telecommunications services, visit www.firstlight.net.
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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.  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.

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