In some metro and regional fiber consolidation this morning, FirstLight Fiber has announced a deal that will expand their presence in upper New England. FirstLight has agreed to acquire substantially all the assets of G4 Communications, a service provider that focuses on New Hampshire.
FirstLight first entered the New Hampshire market with the acquisition of SegTel a couple years ago, expanding to the east from its upstate New York roots. They followed that up with Vermont-based Teljet, and now have returned for more depth in New Hampshire to acquire G4. That seems in line with what FirstLight's President and CEO Kurt Van Wagenen told me earlier this summer in this Industry Spotlight, in terms of possible inorganic moves in adjacent and overlapping geographies.
I haven't run into G4 much, but perusing their website provided me with some new metro fiber maps to look at. Although I don't know the details, G4 seems to have fiber depth in Manchester, Nashua, and Derry.
FirstLight started consolidating fiber in the far Northeast after Riverside Partners bought the company back in 2011. I doubt they are done yet.
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