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FirstLight to Acquire 186 Communications

Paul, Weiss is representing fiber-optic infrastructure services provider FirstLight in its acquisition of 186 Communications, another fiber-optic service provider. Upon completion of this transaction, FirstLight’s pending acquisition of Finger Lakes Technologies Group, announced in March, the company will operate approximately 14,000 route miles of high-capacity fiber-optic network connecting nearly 8,000 locations and twelve data centers across the Northeast. FirstLight is a leading fiber-optic bandwidth infrastructure services provider operating in the Northeast. Terms of the transactions, expected to be completed at the end of 2017 pending regulatory approvals, were not disclosed.

The Paul, Weiss team included corporate partners Brian Lavin, Eric Goodison and Angelo Bonvino; real estate partner Mitchell Berg; tax partner David Sicular and counsel Todd Hatcher; intellectual property counsel Menachem Kaplan; environmental counsel William O’Brien; and employee benefits counsel Jason Ertel.

July 12, 2017

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