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Tech Valley Communications Appoints James Capuano to Senior Vice President, Chief of Network Operations

ALBANY, NY--(Marketwire - Mar 5, 2013) - Tech Valley Communications Corporation, a facilities-based telecommunications service provider operating networks in New York and Northern New England, today announces the appointment of James "Jim" Capuano to Senior Vice President, Chief of Network Operations.

Mr. Capuano has more than 24 years of experience in Network Operations and Engineering, including extensive experience in business and network integration.

"In conjunction with the Company's plans to aggressively pursue strategic growth opportunities, I am pleased to announce the appointment of Jim to our executive team," states Kevin O'Connor, Tech Valley Communications' President and Chief Executive Officer. "Jim's extensive engineering and operational experience make him ideally suited to lead Tech Valley Communications' Operations Team, as well as a key contributor to the company's aggressive plans for strategic and organic growth. Jim's proven ability to drive growth and support customers on high quality fiber networks is of tremendous value to the company going forward and we welcome his arrival."

Mr. Capuano previously held the positions of Chief Technology Officer at Unite Private Networks, Chief Operating Officer at Veroxity Technology Partners, and Vice President Engineering and Operations at RCN Metro (formerly NEON Communications and Globix Corporation). In these roles, Mr. Capuano led all functional aspects of telecom engineering and operations as well as marketing and business support.

"This is a great opportunity to join a talented team with the resources and capabilities required to succeed in this competitive Upstate New York and Northern New England marketplace," comments Jim Capuano. "It is clear to me that Tech Valley Communications has high expectations, and I feel that my skills and experience in operations and engineering roles will help ensure our ongoing success. It is a very exciting time, and I look forward to working with Tech Valley Communications."

To learn more about Tech Valley Communications, visit http://www.techvalleycom.com/.

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 New England utilizing its own FirstLight® fiber optic network. TVC offers a robust suite of advanced telecommunications products including dedicated Internet access, Metro Ethernet networks (E-LAN, E-Line), MPLS, traditional TDM solutions, SIP trunks, virtual PBX and audio-conferencing, managed commercial wireless systems, and Data Center Collocation. 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. Tech Valley Communications is a portfolio company of Boston-based private equity firm Riverside Partners.