FirstLight Fiber wraps its G4 Communications acquisition


By Sean Buckley

FirstLight has put the finishing touches on its acquisition of all of New Hampshire-based G4 Communications’ assets, including its entire customer base and its Manchester, N.H.-based data center.

Similar to its earlier acquisitions, the G4 acquisition is about scaling FirstLight’s network reach, including data centers. By acquiring G4, FirsLight now operates five data center facilities (three facilities located in New Hampshire, one in Vermont and one in New York).

“The G4 assets, paired with FirstLight’s existing network and capabilities, strengthen our presence in New Hampshire and will translate to higher quality service and support for our customers,” said Kurt Van Wagenen, president and CEO of FirstLight, in a release. “The transaction benefits leading enterprises throughout New Hampshire, including healthcare organizations, financial institutions, government agencies and educational institutions.”

But the deal also has implications for G4’s existing customer base. By becoming part of FiberLight, G4’s existing business and carrier customers will be able to get access to more locations in other Northeast regions, including Vermont, upstate New York and even Canada.   

Besides the expanded reach, customers will be able to get access to FirstLight’s own facilities-based fiber network, meaning they can ensure a better experience since they can control the network. Before being purchased by FirstLight, G4’s customer connections were created by deploying its own routers and switches and renting local loops from the local ILEC FairPoint.

For more:
– see the release

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