FirstLight Fiber has had a busy week, adding both a Canadian partner and a significant wireless backhaul customer.
Yesterday FirstLight announced the development of a relationship with the Canadian provider f6networks. With regional and metro fiber in eastern Canada hooking up destinations in New Brunswick and Nova Scotia with Montreal in Quebec, f6's network spans much of the northern frontier of FirstLight's network, which already includes an extension from Calais, Maine up to St. Stephen, New Brunswick. Both companies are looking to extend their reach, and the new partnership will enable them to serve enterprises that have infrastructure needs that cross the northern border.
And today, FirstLight revealed a wireless backhaul deal leveraging their infrastructure in multiple New England markets. They are providing dark fiber for CRAN networks in Manchester NH, Biddeford ME, and Burlington VT and supporting additional smaller markets across the region. The unnamed carrier is building out its small cell capabilities in the region, and of course the new fiber routes FirstLight builds for the project will get them closer to more enterprises as well. This sort of project is precisely what the company's backers were hoping to be able to take on when they began rolling up fiber networks across the upper northeast.
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