Company History

For nearly 20 years, FirstLight has been designing, building and maintaining fiber-based communications networks throughout the Northeast. We provide the high quality, scalable data, Internet, colocation and voice connections our enterprise and carrier customers need to thrive in this digital age.

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1999

Tech Valley Communications (TVC) is founded to provide high quality, fiber-based communications services to customers throughout the Capital Region.

2000

TVC acquired GFC Communications. This transaction enhanced our suite of voice services and added a number of colleges and universities to our customer roster.

2002

TVC merges with Mid-Hudson Communications. This transaction provided additional fiber network throughout New York’s Capital region and the transaction enhanced our switching infrastructure.

2010

Riverside Partners acquired TVC, which provided TVC the necessary resources and support required to propel the organization’s growth.

2011

Tech Valley Communications acquired segTEL. This transaction added a fiber network in New Hampshire, Maine and into Vermont as well as a wholesale customer base.

2013

TVC acquired Vermont-based TelJet’s assets. This transaction added a dense fiber footprint throughout Vermont, a colocation facility in Burlington, VT, connectivity to New York City, Boston and an international presence in Montreal. The company becomes FirstLight Fiber.

2014

FirstLight acquired New Hampshire-based G4 Communications’ assets. This transaction added an impressive roster of customers and a colocation facility in Manchester, NH.

2016

FirstLight expands its fiber network into New York, adding more than 35,000 fiber miles in Westchester, Orange and Rockland counties.  Also in 2016, FirstLight was acquired by Oak Hill Capital Partners.  This acquisition will further accelerate Company’s growth.  Oak Hill subsequently announces its intention to acquire Oxford Networks and Sovernet Communications.  Upon the closing of both these transactions, they will be combined with FirstLight