FirstLight Continues to Invest in Maine Market

FirstLight, a provider of digital infrastructure services to enterprise and carrier customers throughout the Northeast and mid-Atlantic, it has reached a milestone in Maine, having added approximately 300 route miles of new fiber throughout the state since 2019.

FirstLight has invested in Maine, installing fiber and serving some of the state’s largest K-12, higher educational, health care, state and local government and financial services institutions, as well as manufacturers, retailers and small businesses, with low latency, symmetrical broadband, backed by responsive service and support.

FirstLight has 3,600 fiber route miles in Maine and will build an additional 121 route miles of fiber by year-end.  Its fiber network connects to the cable landing station in Halifax, Nova Scotia and traverses a unique route through the state and into Boston, Mass.

In addition to serving organizations, FirstLight also provides traditional telecommunications services to residential customers by operating as an Incumbent Local Exchange Carrier (ILEC) in parts of Central and Western Maine as well as a CLEC (Competitive Local Exchange Carrier).

“Maine has always been an important market for FirstLight as we’ve tried to provide secure, dependable digital infrastructure services including internet to customers across a broad geographic region,” explained Kurt Van Wagenen, President and CEO. “We have a great relationship with the people of Maine and value the quality of its workforce.”

FirstLight also operates a 52,000-square-foot data center in Brunswick, with cloud and colocation services. The facility was formerly a command-and-control center for NATO, and has undergone extensive upgrades focused on enhancing its security, HVAC, and electrical systems.

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