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FirstLight – Bedford Data Center

The Bedford FirstLight data center is located at 8 Commerce Dr. in Bedford, NH.

About FirstLight

FirstLight is a leading provider of high speed data, Internet, colocation and voice services to enterprise and carrier customers over the Company’s own fiber optic network. FirstLight also offers a robust suite of advanced telecommunications products, including dedicated Internet access, Metro Ethernet networks (E-LAN, E-Line), MPLS, traditional TDM solutions, SIP trunks, virtual PBX and audio-conferencing, and managed commercial wireless systems. FirstLight has been building and operating its own fiber optic network in both urban and rural markets. The company now operates a network comprised of more than 190,000 fiber miles and 1,300 lit buildings in Upstate New York, throughout Northern New England and up to Canada. FirstLight’s clientele includes service providers, high tech manufacturing and research, hospitals and healthcare, banking and financial, K-12, colleges and universities, residences and dormitories, professional offices, public safety agencies, local and state governments. The company was previously known as Tech Valley Communication, and rebranded itself as FirstLight Fiber in September, 2013. FirstLight was founded in 1999, and is based in Albany, NY.

FirstLight – Bedford Data Center
8 Commerce Drive
Bedford, NH 03110

FirstLight – Bedford Data Center Highlights


  • Carrier grade infrastructure
  • Multiple redundant, diversely routed Internet connections
  • Connections to multiple cloud providers and Mass IX
  • Layer 2 network for site to site customer connectivity
  • Cross connect service available to multiple regional and fiber optic networks


  • High density 150 watts per square foot power deployment available
  • Redundant (2N) power fed from diverse PDUs available
  • Power delivered in 20A, 30A, or 50A circuits
  • Power available in 110V or 208V configurations
  • Fully redundant Data Center grade cooling system with advanced temperature and humidity monitoring

Safety & Security

  • Dual-factor biometric fingerprint scanners protecting Data Center environment
  • Access card system control for doors
  • Video surveillance with off-site storage
  • Sufficient redundant generator and UPS battery backup to support site for 125+ hours
  • Advanced fire and smoke detection system
  • Inergen water-free fire suppression system
  • Advanced infrastructure monitoring including leak/water detection system
  • Dry-pipe pre-action fire suppression system

Access & Amenities

  • 24/7 customer access
  • Anti-static raised floor environment
  • Secure full cabinets
  • Secure half cabinets
  • Secure multi-rack cages available in flexible configurations
  • Facility roof rights available

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