FirstLight Turns Up Cidery in Vermont

FirstLight Fiber (formerly known as Tech Valley Communications), which offers wholesale and enterprise fiber connectivity in upstate New York and Northern New England with links to Canada, has announced that The Vermont Hard Cider Companyhas chosen FirstLight’s Ethernet and Internet services to support the company’s growing data needs.

Vermont Hard Cider, maker of Woodchuck Hard Cider, has grown out of its existing facility in Middlebury, Vermont and is expanding to a newly designed, state-of-the-art cidery nearby. As such, the company required new scalable data and Internet services to accommodate the expansion.

“Having already been a customer of FirstLight for the past several years, and based on our positive experience with the exceptional service and personalized attention we received, choosing FirstLight was an easy decision,” said Robert Waite, IT director for Vermont Hard Cider Company. “We’ve outgrown our existing facility, and we are in the process of expanding to our newly designed cidery. By offering scalable services designed to accommodate growing bandwidth needs, FirstLight has been a key player in our transition, and the connection between our existing and new facilities has been seamless.”

FirstLight’s Ethernet Private Line (EPL) service is a dedicated, point-to-point Ethernet service for supporting bandwidth intensive applications. FirstLight Internet services meanwhile are provided via FirstLight’s regional network and delivered to customers via its fiber-optic backbone. The offering is backed by a combination of Tier 1 provider connections and numerous private peering arrangements in multiple Northeastern markets.

“FirstLight was built upon the premise that bandwidth requirements are continuously increasing and changing, and it was our goal to provide the reliable, scalable services required to meet those needs,” said Kurt Van Wagenen, president and CEO of FirstLight. “Our privately owned fiber optic network offers virtually unlimited bandwidth, performance and scalability that customers like Vermont Hard Cider Company need to thrive in this digital age. We are excited to serve this local, but world renowned artisan company, and look forward to continuing to meet their communications needs.”


air max nike roshe run free run pas cher air max 90 air max michael kors outlet uk nike roshe run femme nike free run 2015 air max 90 louboutin sale roshe run noir air max pas cher michael kors bags uk roshe run pas cher air max one roshe run homme christian louboutin sale nike roshe run nike free run pas cher louboutin sale