General News

TELECOM RAMBLINGS – January 28, 2014 – Two regional and metro operators on either side of the US/Canada border have teamed up. Albany-based FirstLight Fiber and Montreal-based Fibrenoire say they have formed a deeper relationship for Ethernet connectivity across the border. Fibrenoire operates network in Montreal, Toronto, and Quebec City.  FirstLight Fiber’s assets stretch across … Read More

FIERCE TELECOM – January 23, 2014 – On the Hot Seat with Kurt Van Wagenen, CEO of FirstLight Kurt Van Wagenen, CEO of FirstLight, sees that the service provider’s value lies in its local approach and its ability to tailor “customer solutions that meet their needs.” The service provider has been expanding its presence in … Read More

ALBANY BUSINESS REVIEW – January 22, 2014 – FirstLight Fiber, an Albany, NY telecommunications provider, has hired Gary Kraemer as its new chief financial officer and senior vice president. Kraemer previously was the CFO for Fidelis Security Systems who helped lead the company through an acquisition by General Dynamics. FirstLight, formerly known as Tech Valley … Read More

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