Finger Lakes Technologies Group, Inc. (FLTG) announced Monday that it is being acquired by FirstLight Fiber.

"Together, the companies will have approximately 4,400 on-net locations with 25,000+ additional locations serviceable from our combined 555,000 fiber mile network that spans across 6 states (MA, ME, NH, NY, PA and VT)," says FLTG Presiden & CEO Paul H. Griswold. "We will operate 74 data center, colocation and dry paper record facilities, many of which are SOC 2 certified and HIPPA compliant. FLTG and FirstLight will become the 1st telecommunications company to combine a fiber offering with Cisco's extensive product portfolio in the Northeast region."

FirstLight Fiber is an Albany-based company that provides fiber optic data, internet, data center and voice services to enterprise and carrier customers in New York and Northern New England with connectivity to Canada. FirstLight has a fiber network of over 415,000 fiber miles.

"Combining our operations with FirstLight is a natural extension of our network," Griswold said. "The companies have complementary footprints, service offerings and customer bases. What you can expect following the transaction is the same high quality service and support you receive now with an expanded reach and enhanced capabilities."

Griswold said it is expected that FLTG's executive team will remain in place, and says the integration should take place during the third quarter of this year.