FirstLight Fiber to Acquire KINBER

  • FirstLight

ALBANY, NY — FirstLight, a provider of fiber-optic data, internet, data center, cloud and voice services to enterprise and carrier customers throughout the Northeast and mid-Atlantic, announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire the Keystone Initiative for Network Based Education and Research (KINBER). FirstLight looks forward to seamlessly providing critical communications services to KINBER's customers. Additionally, post transaction, FirstLight will support KINBER's networking needs. 

When the transaction with FirstLight is complete, KINBER will be continuing its work providing research and education connectivity, investing in underserved and unserved communities, and positioning Pennsylvania to be a leader in broadband and broadband technology.

Founded in 1999, FirstLight has been building and operating its own fiber-optic network for more than 20 years. With an expert team, FirstLight serves the networking needs of national telecommunications providers, CLECs and leading enterprises, including health care organizations, high-tech manufacturing and research facilities, financial institutions, colleges and universities, K-12 schools, public safety agencies, and local and state governments.


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