NYCM Insurance chooses FirstLight for Ethernet private line service

FirstLight, a provider of fiber-optic data, Internet, data center, cloud and voice services to enterprise and carrier customers throughout the Northeast, has announced that New York Central Mutual Insurance (NYCM) has selected FirstLight as its provider for fiber-based Ethernet connectivity, the company said.

FirstLight´s Ethernet Private Line (EPL) service will provide NYCM with a redundant circuit between its Edmeston and Sherburne offices in central New York.

NYCM Insurance has been providing its customers with home, auto and business insurance coverage in the state of New York for over 120 years. With a superior customer experience at the center of its philosophy, NYCM prides itself on the company´s relationships with both customers and agents. NYCM headquarters remain in the company´s hometown of Edmeston, NY, with satellite offices in Sherburne, Buffalo and Amsterdam. NYCM began its relationship with FirstLight through a search for a reputable provider for a private, dedicated Ethernet connection for redundancy between its Sherburne and Edmeston locations.

NYCM Insurance is leveraging FirstLight´s EPL service for several types of traffic including voice, email and file-sharing.

With multiple classes of service, FirstLight´s Ethernet solutions not only support today´s voice, data and video applications, but have the flexibility to accommodate future applications as business needs evolve. This Layer 2 service is designed in accordance with Metro Ethernet Forum (MEF) standards to ensure a high quality and reliable Ethernet service and is available in point-to-point, point-to-multipoint and multipoint-to-multipoint configurations.

FirstLight, headquartered in Albany, New York, provides fiber-optic data, Internet, data center, cloud and voice services to enterprise and carrier customers throughout the Northeast connecting nearly 9,000 locations in service with more than 30,000 locations serviceable by our 15,000-route mile network. To learn more about FirstLight, visit www.firstlight.net,