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Press Release -- August 27th, 2013
Source: Tech Valley Communications

Tech Valley Communications’ CEO and CNO Featured Speakers at COMPTEL PLUS Fall 2013 Convention & EXPO

August 27, 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, today announced that its CEO, Kevin O’Connor, and CNO, James Capuano, will serve as panelists for COMPTEL PLUS Fall 2013 Convention & EXPO, taking place Monday, September 23rd through Thursday, September 26th at the Gaylord Palms in Orlando, Florida.

Kevin O’Connor will participate in the panel, “Show Me the Money: Exploring the Market for M&As and Financing for Growth.” This session is scheduled for Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at 10 a.m. EST in Sun Ballroom C. During this session the speakers will discuss leveraging M&As for growth and exit strategies, trends in valuation, the current market for communications companies and factors to consider when selecting a financing arrangement.

James Capuano will take part in the panel, “Broadband Deployment: Removing Barriers and Obstacles.” This session is scheduled for Tuesday, September 24, 2013 at 2:30 p.m. EST in Sun Ballroom C and will discuss issues related to deploying networks and strategies for urban and rural markets.

Tech Valley Communications is a proud sponsor of COMPTEL PLUS Fall 2013 Convention & EXPO and will have team members on-site throughout the duration of the convention to meet with interested carriers. To arrange your meeting with TVC at COMPTEL PLUS, please email

For more information about the COMPTEL PLUS Fall 2013 Convention & EXPO or to register, visit


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 Vermont-based CLEC, TelJet.  Tech Valley Communications is a portfolio company of Boston-based private equity firm Riverside Partners.


The COMPTEL PLUS Convention & EXPO is the preeminent networking event for innovative communications companies and their supplier partners. Held twice a year, COMPTEL PLUS attracted more than 200 exhibitors and more than 4,100 attendees to the 2012 conventions. COMPTEL PLUS provides attendees with the opportunity to learn about new products, services and industry trends; meet potential customers and do business. In addition, COMPTEL PLUS offers comprehensive educational programming led by experienced industry speakers. COMPTEL PLUS is produced by COMPTEL, the leading industry association representing competitive communications service providers and their supplier partners. Follow us at or on Twitter at @COMPTELPLUS and #COMPTELFall13.

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