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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

FIERCE TELECOM (Sean Buckley) – September 23, 2013 – Tech Valley Communications has rebranded itself as FirstLight Fiber, a name that it says reflects its ongoing transition as a CLEC serving only the Upstate New York market to one that serves multiple Northeast states and Canada. While the overall company name is new, it has … Read More

THE BUSINESS REVIEW (Adam Sichko) — September 23, 2013 — An Albany, NY, telecom company has more than tripled annual revenue since selling a majority stake in the business. Tech Valley Communications—now operating under a new name (more on that below)—had $15 million of revenue when co-founder Kevin O’Connor and others struck the deal with … Read More

CHANNEL VISION MAGAZINE — August 15, 2013 — Tech Valley Communications (TVC) has received the New York State Public Service Commission’s (NYSPSC) Excellent Service Commendation for the ninth consecutive year. The commendation notes TVC’s excellent level of service the company and its employees have provided during 2012. A fiber-based telecommunications service provider in Upstate New York and … Read More