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Ethernet Access service allows service providers to seamlessly extend their service area and increase their addressable market Albany, NY – March 18, 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 that it is now offering industry standard … 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

This past year has been filled with exciting news and advancements for not only FirstLight, but for the telecom industry as a whole. In 2013, the industry saw the reawakening of dark fiber services (In September 2013, ATLANTIC-ACM reported 27% of wholesale buyers surveyed stated that they had purchased dark fiber services and 57% of … 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

FirstLight Fiber took the industry by storm in 2013, solidifying its position as a key player in the Northeast’s telecom landscape.  From executive appointments and customer wins to product launches and acquisitions to a full rebrand, this year was one of growth and expansion for FirstLight. We rang in 2013 as Tech Valley Communications and … Read More