Tech Valley Communications provides ultra-high speed connectivity to Saratoga Springs’ September 21st concert to benefit family farms

Albany, NY September 19, 2013 –Tech Valley Communications (TVC), 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 has donated a 100 Mbps. Internet connection for the upcoming Farm Aid 2013 annual benefit concert in Saratoga Springs. This sold-out concert will take place on Saturday, Sept. 21st at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center (SPAC).

Tech Valley Communications’ 100 Mbps. service will provide the necessary high-speed bandwidth required for the event, which is expected to draw in over 25,000 people. TVC is providing Internet services to Farm Aid for the period of Sept. 16th to Sept. 23rd.

Tech Valley Communications offers a variety of low latency, high-speed, reliable, secure and scalable data transport solutions that allow businesses throughout the region to thrive in the digital age.

“Supporting local initiatives as powerful as the movement to promote family farms and healthy eating through local and sustainable agriculture is something we here at Tech Valley Communications are very proud,” stated Kevin O’Connor, Chief Executive Officer and co-founder of Tech Valley Communications. “By providing Farm Aid with our 100 Mbps. Internet service, we are providing the bandwidth needed for the event to be a complete success – on all levels.”

The Saratoga Springs’ Farm Aid 2013 event will feature Farm Aid board members Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp, Neil Young and Dave Matthews with Tim Reynolds, as well as Jack Johnson, Jamey Johnson, Amos Lee, Kacey Musgraves, Toad the Wet Sprocket, Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real, Bahamas, Carlene Carter, Pegi Young & The Survivors, Sasha Dobson, Insects vs. Robots, Jesse Lenat, and The Blackwood Quartet. The event is an all-day music and food festival featuring HOMEGROWN Concessions® and Farm Aid’s HOMEGROWN Village.

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About Tech Valley Communications

Tech Valley Communications (TVC), headquartered in Albany, NY, provides fiber optic data, voice, and high-speed Internet services to enterprise, carrier and wholesale customers in Upstate New York and Northern New England with connectivity to Canada utilizing its own FirstLight® fiber optic network, which spans over 190,000 fiber miles connecting in excess of 1,300 lit buildings.  TVC offers a robust suite of advanced telecommunications products, including dedicated Internet access, Metro Ethernet, traditional TDM solutions, SIP trunks, virtual PBX and audio-conferencing, managed commercial wireless systems, and Data Center Colocation.  TVC’s clientele includes national cellular providers and CLECs and many leading enterprises, spanning high tech manufacturing and research, hospitals and healthcare, banking and financial, secondary education, colleges and universities, MDUs (Multi-Dwelling Units) and local and state governments. Tech Valley Communications is the parent company of New Hampshire-based CLEC, segTEL, and recently acquired the assets of Vermont-based CLEC, TelJet.  Tech Valley Communications is a portfolio company of Boston-based private equity firm Riverside Partners.

About Farm Aid

Farm Aid’s mission is to build a vibrant, family farm-centered system of agriculture in America. Farm Aid artists and board members Willie Nelson, Neil Young, John Mellencamp and Dave Matthews host an annual concert to raise funds to support Farm Aid’s work with family farmers and to inspire people to choose family farm food. Since 1985, Farm Aid, with the support of the artists who contribute their performances each year, has raised more than $43 million to support programs that help farmers thrive, expand the reach of the Good Food Movement, take action to change the dominant system of industrial agriculture, and promote food from family farms. Visit for