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Reliable, Scalable, Fiber-Based Solutions to Support New, State-of-the-Art Convention Center FirstLight Fiber, a facilities-based telecommunications service provider operating in New York and Northern New England, announced today that Albany Capital Center (ACC), a new, modern meeting and conference facility located in downtown Albany has chosen FirstLight’s high-speed, fiber-based Internet and voice services. FirstLight’s Internet circuit will … Read More

Oak Hill Capital Partners to Acquire Sovernet Communications

Combination with FirstLight Fiber and Oxford Networks will create a stronger Northeast fiber provider Sovernet Communications (“Sovernet”), a leading fiber-optic bandwidth infrastructure services provider operating in Vermont, New York and southwest New Hampshire, announced today that it has entered into a definitive agreement to be acquired by Oak Hill Capital Partners (“Oak Hill”).  At the … Read More

Why Fiber-Based, Dedicated, Symmetrical Internet is the Way to Go According to Deloitte Global’s 2016 predictions,1 the number of Gigabit per second (Gbps) Internet connections will surge to 10 million by year-end – a tenfold increase. The rising demand for Gigabit Internet, the next-generation of broadband Internet service, is likely to be fueled by increased … Read More

Shining Some Light on Dark Fiber

What is Dark Fiber? What does it look like? Does my business need Dark Fiber? These are good questions that need to be examined as more and more organizations adopt dark fiber. The term ‘Dark fiber’ refers to fibers that are currently unused and therefore do not have electronics installed which would ‘light’ them. In … Read More

Expertly Designed Solution Enables Dynamic Family Entertainment Chain to Conduct Business Efficiently FirstLight Fiber, a facilities-based telecommunications service provider operating in Upstate New York and Northern New England, announced today that Bowl New England, a Spare Time Entertainment venue located in Colchester, VT, has chosen FirstLight to provide dedicated Internet service via dual redundant diverse fiber … Read More

ALBANY TIMES UNION — June 26, 2013 — Tech Valley Communications opened the doors to its new headquarters Wednesday and also announced new capabilities to deliver high-speed data services to its customers on a quicker timetable. Tech Valley Communications moved from 87 State St. to 41 State St. — just a couple blocks — in … Read More