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FirstLight Fiber, 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 Albany Molecular Research Inc. (NASDAQ: AMRI) has chosen FirstLight to upgrade its network. As a global contract research and manufacturing organization offering customers fully integrated drug discovery, development and … Read More

Relationship provides customers with scalable, high-performance Ethernet connectivity across the border Albany, NY – January 28, 2014 – FirstLight Fiber, a facilities-based telecommunications service provider operating fiber optic networks in Upstate New York and Northern New England with connectivity to Canada, announced today a relationship to provide high performance Ethernet services between the US and Canada … Read More

(ALBANY) TIMES UNION – January 28, 2014 – FirstLight Fiber of Albany is once again looking to Canada to expand its fiber optic networking business. The company, which only a few months ago changed its name from Tech Valley Communications, is partnering with a Montreal company called Fibernoire to provide cross-border Ethernet services to companies. Fibernoire appears … Read More

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