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Thursday, October 29, 2009

Kevin O'Connor to speak on TUESDAY, Nov. 10

CEO of Tech Valley Communications will discuss voice, data and wi-fi innovations

ALBANY, NY – October 29, 2009 – Kevin O’Connor, Chief Executive Officer of Tech Valley Communications, will address the Albany Roundtable at a special TUESDAY luncheon on November 10. (The luncheon will be held on Tuesday due to the Veterans’ Day parade slated for November 11.)

The Albany Roundtable luncheon meetings are now held at the historic University Club, 141 Washington Avenue at Dove Street in Albany, but remain open to the public.

Tech Valley Communications is a Competitive Local Exchange Carrier located in downtown Albany, providing telecommunications services to businesses and residents throughout the Tech Valley region of New York State. Mr. O’Connor, a co-founder of Tech Valley Communications, joined the company as the CEO in July 2000.

Headquartered in Albany, Tech Valley Communications (TVC) is the region’s preeminent provider of voice, data and related services over its advanced FirstLight® fiber optic and high speed wireless networks. TVC owns and operates over 425 route miles of fiber optic cable connecting some 340 office buildings in upstate New York. Tech Valley Communications employs approximately 70 people in downtown Albany and has received the NYS Public Service Commission’s Commendation for Excellent Service each of the past four years. TVC, in partnership with the City of Albany, is also proud to provide “Albany FreeNet,” a free high-speed Wi-Fi Internet service, to a growing number of locations throughout the City.

From 1992 to 2000, Mr. O’Connor served as the President of the Center for Economic Growth, a business and government supported economic development organization providing managerial and technical assistance to small and medium-sized businesses. Prior to that Mr. O’Connor worked in New York State Government in various capacities from 1980 to 1992, which included regulatory and staff assignments in the Department of Health, Division of Budget, Governor’s Office and the Department of Economic Development. Mr. O’Connor holds a Bachelors and Masters degree from the State University of New York at Brockport.

Reservations for the November 10 luncheon are required by Friday, November 6 and can be made by calling 518-431-1440 (through the Albany-Colonie Regional Chamber of Commerce) or by e-mail at . The luncheon is open to the public and the cost is $15. The University Club will serve lunch from 12:00 noon to 1:00 p.m., with the program commencing at 12:30.

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Tuesday, October 13, 2009