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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

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

TELECOM RAMBLINGS — July 1, 2013 — Tech Valley Communications cemented its position as the main alternative fiber footprint in upstate NY and northern New England this morning by closing the acquisition of TelJet. The deal gives Tech Valley fiber that helps connect its Albany metro area base with the SegTel assets it acquired two … Read More

FIERCE TELECOM — June 27, 2013 — Tech Valley Communications, a fiber-centric competitive provider, has introduced a new capability that will enable it to deliver 10 Gbps Ethernet and optical wavelength services in 10 days. This accelerated turnup program for 10G services will be offered to new and existing customers that are located in the … 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

INTERNATIONAL VENTURE CAPITAL POST — June 20, 2013 — Tech Valley Communications announced today that it has chosen Robert Cochran as its senior director of sales engineering. Tech Valley Communications is a portfolio company of Riverside Partners. Cochran’s new role entails advising the sales team of the company. Tech Valley, based in Albany, New York, … Read More