FirstLight has found another inorganic way to expand its network in the northeastern USA. Today they announced a definitive agreement to acquire certain fiber assets of DFT Communications.
DFT is a regional telecommunications operator serving the western New York State markets of Dunkirk, Fredonia, Cassadaga, and Jamestown. They are selling only a piece of their infrastructure assets in the region to FirstLight, specifically a fiber route between Hamburg and Jamestown. Hamburg lies just south of Buffalo.
FirstLight will use the purchased fiber to add diversity to its regional network. More specifically, it gives them a third unique route from Buffalo out to markets further east, presumably along a path that follows the Southern Tier Expressway or something roughly parallel to it.
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