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FirstLight – Boston Data Center

FirstLights Boston data center is located at 70 Inner Belt Rd, Somerville, MA 02143.

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 – Boston Data Center
70 Inner Belt Road
Somerville, MA 02143

FirstLight – Boston 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 and Security

  • Dual-factor biometric fingerprint scanners protecting Data Center environment
  • Access card system control for doors
  • Video surveillance with off-site storage
  • 24/7 on-site security
  • Sufficient redundant generator and UPS battery backup to support site for 48+ hours
  • Advanced fire and smoke detection system
  • Dry-pipe pre-action fire suppression system

Access and Amenities

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

Additional Features

  • HIPAA compliant, SOC 2 Type 2
  • Meets Tier III Standards
  • Located less than one mile from I-93 on the Boston/Somerville line, offering a combination of convenience to downtown Boston and Cambridge via car or public transportation


  • High-speed connectivity to FirstLight’s fiber optic network
  • Using a FirstLight data center reduces capital expenditures
  • Leverages the experience of our talented team, allowing you to avoid deployment and service headaches associated with building it yourself
  • Redundant infrastructure ensures a reliable networking, power, and physical environment
  • Cost effective business continuity solution
  • Space and power available to speed time to market
  • Choose full or half cabinets for an outsourced solution suited to your organization’s specific needs

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