FirstLight Fiber Signs One Connect as a VAR in Upstate New York

FirstLight Fiber, a facilities-based telecom service provider operating in Upstate New York and Northern New England, has announced that One Connect, a telecommunications and technology consulting firm based in Clifton Park, N.Y., has joined FirstLight’s partner program as a value added reseller (VAR).

Since signing on as a FirstLight agent a few months ago, One Connect has partnered with FirstLight on approximately 20 customer projects, which the company said speaks to the power of this relationship.

“One Connect has partnerships with leading global, national and regional telecommunications and cloud companies,” said John Smack, president of One Connect. “Having a strong working relationship with FirstLight enables us to leverage FirstLight’s impressive fiber network throughout the Capital Region. Throughout our relationship, FirstLight has proven its ability to deliver reliable services to customers in remarkably fast time frames.”

FirstLight’s partner program provides channel partners access to a set of customized communications services that include data connectivity, Internet access, data center services and voice services, along with locally-based service and support. FirstLight Fiber is headquartered in Albany, N.Y., and provides fiber-based services to enterprise and carrier customers in Upstate New York and Northern New England, with connectivity to Canada. Its facilities-based network spans more than 225,000 fiber miles, connecting in excess of 1,700 lit locations. Offerings include dedicated Internet access, Ethernet, traditional TDM solutions, SIP trunks, virtual PBX, audio conferencing, managed commercial wireless systems and data center colocation.

“One Connect has been an exciting addition to our partner program and has demonstrated they are true experts in telecommunications with more than a decade of experience,” said Mark Ayotte, senior director of alternate channels at FirstLight. “Their strong relationships and understanding of communications provides a solid platform for attracting an impressive set of clients seeking high-performance solutions. We look forward to the mutual success our partnership will bring.”