News

2013

UNIVERSITY AT ALBANY – October 31, 2013 – The University at Albany and Hudson Valley Community College (Hudson Valley) have formalized an agreement to share information technology (IT) services and facilities. UAlbany and Hudson Valley are the first two of SUNY’s 64 campuses to share IT facilities, and the initiative is expected to lead to … Read More

TELECOM PAPER – October 30, 2013 – Facilities-based telecommunications service provider, FirstLight Fiber (formerly known as Tech Valley Communications) has announced that The Vermont Hard Cider Company, maker of Woodchuck Hard Cider, a cider brand in the United States, has selected FirstLight’s Ethernet and internet services to support the company’s increased data needs. Vermont Hard … Read More

Maker of Woodchuck Hard Cider selects FirstLight Fiber for data and Internet needs to support its growth Albany, NY – October 31, 2013 – FirstLight Fiber (formerly known as Tech Valley Communications), a facilities-based telecommunications service provider operating fiber optic networks in Upstate New York and Northern New England with connectivity to Canada, announced today … Read More

It has been a busy few weeks for FirstLight, and we were excited to announce the appointment of Bill LaPerch, former Chief Executive Officer of AboveNet, to our Board of Directors. With over 25 years of experience in this industry, Bill brings a wealth of knowledge to our Board and a track record of proven … Read More

CHANNEL VISION MAGAZINE (Tara Seals) — October 15, 2013 — FirstLight Fiber (formerly known as Tech Valley Communications), which offers wholesale capacity in Upstate New York and Northern New England, has announced that former CEO Bill LaPerch, now president and director of AboveNet, will join as an esteemed member of FirstLight’s board of directors. A … Read More

Former CEO of AboveNet to join the FirstLight Board Albany, NY – October 15, 2013 – FirstLight Fiber (formerly known as Tech Valley Communications), a facilities-based telecommunications service provider, operating fiber optic networks in Upstate New York and Northern New England, announced today that Bill LaPerch, former Chief Executive Officer, President and Director of AboveNet, will … Read More

CARRIER ETHERNET NEWS — October 10, 2013 — When competitive carriers arrived on the scene in the 1990s, their focus initially was on voice and traditional data services for business customers. After a couple of decades of consolidation and technology advances, the competitive carriers that remain are increasingly focused on Carrier Ethernet. One example is … Read More