FirstLight acquires a portion of DFT’s fibre network

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Fibre optic data, internet, data centre, cloud computing and unified communications service provider, FirstLight has signed a definitive agreement to acquire certain assets of DFT Communications.

This move is designed to enhance FirstLight’s position in Western New York. It involves a fibre route that runs from Hamburg to Jamestown and provides a third route from Buffalo, New York. As part of the transaction, FirstLight will provide bulk communications services to support DFT’s infrastructure needs.

Kurt Van Wagenen, president and CEO of FirstLight said: ‘The companies have worked together for many years, leveraging each other’s capabilities and strengths. This transaction will provide direct access to the underlying infrastructure in order to better position FirstLight to continue to expand its capabilities throughout this region.’

Added Mark R. Maytum, president and COO of DFT Communications: ‘This transaction is beneficial to DFT, its customers and stakeholders. It allows us to focus on our core business and operations while maintaining access to the network connectivity we need, managed by a provider we have come to know and trust.’

The transaction is expected to close in the third quarter of this year.

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