ALBANY, N.Y. -- FirstLight Fiber (formerly known as Tech Valley Communications), a facilities-based telecommunications service provider operating fiber optic networks in Upstate New York and Northern New England with connectivity to Canada, announced today the formal rebranding of Tech Valley Communications to FirstLight Fiber. Adopting the name it used for its fiber optic network, this announcement reflects the ongoing geographic expansion of FirstLight and its enhanced set of capabilities, which include Data, Internet Access, Data Center Colocation and Voice services to carriers and enterprise customers.
Operating one of the largest and most dense fiber-based networks throughout Upstate New York, Northern New England and up to Canada, FirstLight has consistently grown both organically and strategically. In 2011, FirstLight acquired segTEL and most recently, it acquired the assets of TelJet. The latest acquisition was made possible by a recent debt financing led by GE Capital with Webster Bank as a co-lender. These transactions have expanded FirstLight’s geographic reach and strengthened its core capabilities by adding new customer segments, new services, and additional talent to its team.