Kurt Van Wagenen

Antin Infrastructure Partners Officially Acquires FirstLight

By |2018-07-24T21:16:42-04:00July 25th, 2018|Categories: Acquisition, fiber network, FirstLight, telecom industry blog, telecom news, telecom news blog, Telecom News Now, Telecommunications|Tags: , , , , |

Antin Infrastructure Partners ("Antin") has successfully completed the acquisition of FirstLight. Antin acquired the company from private equity firm Oak Hill Capital Partners (“Oak Hill”), Novacap and Riverside Partners (“Riverside”). Financial terms of the completed transaction were not disclosed. Kevin Genieser, Senior Partner at Antin leading this transaction commented, “We are delighted to be backing FirstLight [...]

Antin to Acquire FirstLight from Oak Hill Capital Partners

By |2018-02-21T12:03:23-04:00February 21st, 2018|Categories: Acquisition, business acquisition, business investment, business partnership, fiber network, Global Telecommunications, Telecom, telecom acquisition, telecom industry blog, telecom infrastructure, telecom news, telecom news blog, Telecom News Now, Telecommunications|Tags: , , , , , |

Acquisition will further accelerate FirstLight’s growth and enhance capabilities for customers More big acquisition news for FirstLight! The company announced today that Antin Infrastructure Partners (“Antin”) has entered into a definitive agreement under which it will acquire FirstLight from Oak Hill Capital Partners IV (“Oak Hill”). Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed. “We have [...]

FirstLight and Sovernet Communications Join Forces

By |2017-03-14T11:49:11-04:00March 14th, 2017|Categories: Acquisition, bandwidth, Bandwidth Infrastructure, business acquisition, business collaboration, business continuity, business expansion, business investment, business partnership, business strategy, data, Data Center, Data Center Connectivity, fiber, fiber engineering, fiber network, fiber optics, FirstLight Fiber, Network, network growth, network operators, network route|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

  It’s official - FirstLight Fiber, a leading fiber-optic bandwidth infrastructure services provider operating in the Northeast, has announced that Oak Hill Capital Partners has completed its acquisition of Sovernet Communications (“Sovernet”), combining the operations of Sovernet with FirstLight. It is the latest in a series of impressive moves for Oak Hill and First Light. Along [...]

Acquisition Alert: FirstLight to Acquire Finger Lakes Technologies Group

By |2017-03-06T11:52:49-04:00March 6th, 2017|Categories: Acquisition, business acquisition, business expansion, cloud, Cloud service provider, dark fiber, Data Center, enterprise, fiber, fiber network, FirstLight Fiber, Internet, jsa blog, Network, network growth, Telecom, telecom acquisition, telecom industry blog, telecom news, telecom news blog, Telecom News Now, Telecommunications|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

We've got the latest in telecom acquisitions right here for you. And this time, FirstLight is once again on the move! The leading fiber-optic bandwidth infrastructure services provider operating in the Northeast today announced its intent to acquire Finger Lakes Technologies Group (“FLTG”), a subsidiary of Trumansburg Telephone Company (TTC). FLTG provides data, Internet and voice [...]

FirstLight is Chosen Internet Provider for Colby-Sawyer College

By |2016-07-19T12:32:03-04:00July 19th, 2016|Categories: bandwidth, Connectivity, customer win, data, education, fiber, fiber network, Gigabit internet, Internet, jsa blog, Network, Telecom, telecom industry blog, telecom news, telecom news blog, Telecom News Now, Telecommunications|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Colby-Sawyer College, a comprehensive college that integrates the liberal arts and sciences with professional preparation, has chosen FirstLight Fiber over several other vendors to upgrade its Internet services to 1 Gbps.  Located in the Lake Sunapee region of New Hampshire, Colby-Sawyer College sought FirstLight’s fiber-based Internet services to improve connectivity for its 1,100+ students and enhance [...]

FirstLight Fiber Welcomes New VP and General Counsel, Jill Sandford

By |2015-06-16T14:09:04-04:00June 16th, 2015|Categories: appointments, c-level, Data Center, enterprise, Ethernet, fiber, fiber network, Global Telecommunications, hiring news, jsa blog, legal, M&A, Telecom, telecom industry blog, telecom news, telecom news blog, Telecom News Now, Telecommunications|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

FirstLight Fiber has appointed Jill Sandford, an executive with more than 20 years of extensive legal and telecommunications experience, as Vice President and General Counsel. Ms. Sandford will serve as a member of the senior executive team and will oversee Legal, Regulatory and Human Resources functions on behalf of the Company. Ms. Sandford’s previous positions included [...]

FirstLight Fiber Welcomes New CFO

By |2014-01-21T09:07:09-04:00January 21st, 2014|Categories: appointments, c-level, carrier, enterprise, Ethernet, fiber, hiring news, Telecom, telecom industry blog, telecom news, telecom news blog, Telecommunications|Tags: , , , , , , , |

At FirstLight, Mr. Kraemer will be responsible for overseeing all aspects of Finance and Accounting, Human Resources, Legal and Regulatory functions. FirstLight Fiber, a facilities-based telecommunications service provider operating fiber optic networks in Upstate New York and Northern New England, marks the beginning of 2014 announcing the appointment of Gary Kraemer as its new [...]

FirstLight Fiber Announces Retirement of CEO; New CEO Appointed

By |2013-10-08T10:51:39-04:00October 8th, 2013|Categories: appointments, c-level, enterprise, Ethernet, fiber, hiring news, network provider, Telecom, telecom industry blog, telecom news, telecom news blog, Telecommunications|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

More big news for FirstLight Fiber! Today, the company (formerly known as Tech Valley Communications), announced today that its Board of Directors has appointed Kurt Van Wagenen as its President and Chief Executive Officer, and that he will also become a member of FirstLight’s Board. After 13 years successfully leading the organization, Kevin O’Connor, co-founder and [...]