Press Releases

Press Releases

  • First Communications Applauds FCC Release of “Spectrum Frontiers” Report and Order

    AKRON, OH, July 20, 2016 — First Communications, LLC (“First Communications”) applauds the leadership role the Federal Communications Commission (“FCC”) took in its vote on July 14 to adopt the Upper Microwave Flexible Use (“UMFU”) Report and Order. The new “Spectrum Frontiers” rules open up four millimeter wave spectrum bands for flexible mobile and fixed-use wireless broadband. The newly opened UMFU service bands are 28 GHz (27.5-28.35 GHz), 37 GHz (37-38.6 GHz), 39 GHz (38.6-40 GHz), and a new unlicensed band at 64-71 GHz. First Communications owns fifteen 28 GHz spectrum licenses in Ohio covering 95% of the state’s population with each license containing 1,150 MHZ of spectrum. First Communications has recently successfully released new, high bandwidth services utilizing its […]

    July 20, 2016

  • First Communications Completes Acquisition of CIMCO Communications

    AKRON, OH, February 16, 2016 — First Communications, LLC (“First Communications”) a leading provider of data networking, cloud and managed services, today announced it has completed its acquisition of substantially all of the assets of CIMCO Communications (“CIMCO”).  This acquisition further expands First Communications network density and strong base of customers in the Midwest. CIMCO provides data center, managed services, voice and network services to over 2,000 medium and enterprise sized business customers in the greater Chicago area.  First Communications has extensive network, systems and customer service infrastructure to ensure a seamless transition and personalized service for the acquired customers. “We look forward to introducing CIMCO customers to First Communications’ technology solutions and focus on customer service. Further, we hope […]

    February 23, 2016

Archived Press Releases

  • First Communications announces its new Hosted IP Solution, Cloud IP PBX

    Akron, OH, April 1, 2015 – First Communications, a leading technology solutions provider to businesses throughout the US, announced today its hosted IP product offering, Cloud IP PBX.  First Communications will now be able to deliver the latest advancements and an unmatched feature set to its customers through the state-of-the-art capabilities its Cloud IP PBX Solution can offer. First Communications Cloud IP PBX provides customers with a fully managed and feature-rich IP solution, eliminating the cost of deploying or acquiring an on-site PBX. Further, Cloud IP PBX offers businesses flexible and affordable business grade solution, requiring minimal costs and limited IT support. These advantages, coupled with the future-proof architecture First Communications solution is built on, will positively affect the bottom […]

    April 3, 2015

  • First Communications & I.T. Security Leader Fortinet Partner to Launch Advanced Managed Network Security Solution

    Akron, OH: First Communications – a leading provider of data networking and managed services to businesses throughout the United States, is pleased to announce that it has partnered with data security industry leader Fortinet to launch its First Managed Security service.  First Managed Security is designed to cost effectively help organizations meet constantly evolving security challenges, which include: Increasing varied and complex cyber-security threats. Heightened compliance requirements, under HIPAA, GLBA, Sarbanes-Oxley, and numerous other industry requirements. Exponential growth of cloud computing, remote and mobile users, BYOD (Bring Your Own Device), and Internet of Things (IoT), all of which can create a number of network management and security challenges. Shortage (or lack of) dedicated in-house security expertise, and difficulty and keeping […]

    February 18, 2015

  • First Communications Akron Announces “Community First” Initiative

    Akron, OH: First Communications LLC is pleased to announce its “Community First” initiative, where local employees lend a helping hand and help raise funds for locally based charities. This past holiday season, employees at the First Communications Akron office helped Summit County Children Services by purchasing gifts for children participating in the Summit Children “Adopt-A-Child” and “Giving Tree” programs. Employees were also encouraged to donate time and money to these and other local charities. “We are very grateful for the opportunity to provide a helping hand this past holiday season to locally based charities like Summit County Children Services. Our people also appreciate the opportunity to give some of their time and sweat to great causes, which is a great […]

    January 20, 2015

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