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It has been a busy few weeks for FirstLight, and we were excited to announce the appointment of Bill LaPerch, former Chief Executive Officer of AboveNet, to our Board of Directors. With over 25 years of experience in this industry, Bill brings a wealth of knowledge to our Board and a track record of proven … 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

Former CEO of AboveNet to join the FirstLight Board Albany, NY – October 15, 2013 – FirstLight Fiber (formerly known as Tech Valley Communications), a facilities-based telecommunications service provider, operating fiber optic networks in Upstate New York and Northern New England, announced today that Bill LaPerch, former Chief Executive Officer, President and Director of AboveNet, will … 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

“He who moves not forward, goes backward” ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (German Playwright, Poet, Novelist and Dramatist. 1749-1832) On September 23, 2013, Tech Valley Communications announced it was rebranding to FirstLight Fiber. And, we are proud to say, that our employee’s unanimous decision to adopt the name of our very own fiber optic network, … Read More

Albany, NY – October 8, 2013 – FirstLight Fiber (formerly known as Tech Valley Communications), a facilities-based telecommunications service provider operating fiber optic networks in Upstate New York and Northern New England, announced today that its Board of Directors has appointed Kurt Van Wagenen as its President and Chief Executive Officer, and that he will also … Read More

Albany, NY – October 8, 2013 – After more than 13 years successfully leading the organization, Kevin O’Connor, founder, President and CEO of FirstLight Fiber (formerly known as Tech Valley Communications), has announced his retirement.  O’Connor will remain on the FirstLight Board of Directors and focus on continued mergers & acquisitions. FirstLight Fiber, a facilities-based telecommunications … Read More