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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

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

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

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