General News

CHANNELVISION MAGAZINE – January 21, 2014 – FirstLight Fiber, which operates wholesale and retail operations in Upstate New York and Northern New England, has appointed Gary Kraemer as its new CFO and senior vice president. Kraemer will assume the CFO role previously held by Sean Socha. Prior to FirstLight, Kraemer was the vice president and … Read More

TELECOM RAMBLINGS – December 23, 2013 – Last year in the US metro/telecom/infrastructure merger marketplace, the pickings were slim once you got past the big deals from Zayo and Lightower. But looking back on 2013,  while it was the wireless soap operas that dominated the headlines, the pace of merger activity definitely picked up once … Read More

TELECOM REVIEW NORTH AMERICA – November 12, 2013 – FirstLight Fiber (formerly known as Tech Valley Communications) announced the formal rebranding of Tech Valley Communications to FirstLight Fiber. Adopting the name it used for its fiber optic network, this announcement reflects the ongoing geographic expansion of FirstLight and its enhanced set of capabilities, which include … Read More

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