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2013

“He who moves not forward, goes backward” ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (German Playwright, Poet, Novelist and Dramatist. 1749-1832) On September 23, 2013, Tech Valley Communications announced it was rebranding to FirstLight Fiber. And, we are proud to say, that our employee’s unanimous decision to adopt the name of our very own fiber optic network, … Read More

Albany, NY – October 8, 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 its Board of Directors has appointed Kurt Van Wagenen as its President and Chief Executive Officer, and that he will also … Read More

Albany, NY – October 8, 2013 – After more than 13 years successfully leading the organization, Kevin O’Connor, founder, President and CEO of FirstLight Fiber (formerly known as Tech Valley Communications), has announced his retirement.  O’Connor will remain on the FirstLight Board of Directors and focus on continued mergers & acquisitions. FirstLight Fiber, a facilities-based telecommunications … Read More

Albany, NY – October 3, 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 that SRPC Medical Imaging (Schenectady Radiologists, PC) has chosen FirstLight  to provide its wide area network (WAN). This … Read More

ALBANY.COM – September 25, 2013 – What was once known as Tech Valley Communications is adding Data, Internet Access, Data Center Colocation and Voice services to it’s repertoire and has rebranded to become FirstLight Fiber to reflect its geographic and capabilities expansion; the company is moving onward and upward from just the Tech Valley region … Read More

VERMONT BUSINESS MAGAZINE – September 24, 2013 – FirstLight Fiber of Albany, NY, (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 that it has successfully completed Ethernet certification with a major U.S. based wireless … Read More

TELECOM RAMBLINGS (Robert Powell) – September 24, 2013 – The metro and regional fiber business has a new name to remember, as Tech Valley Communications has rebranded itself as FirstLight Fiber.  Meanwhile, they also gained certification with a major wireless operator for their Ethernet backhaul solutions. FirstLight Fiber’s previous name was derived from the company’s … Read More