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These are very busy times at First Communications.  Our team has been hard at work on a number of new projects and initiatives, including the launch of the new First Communications website, www.firstcomm.com, which will provide access to information about our company and its services.  The website is highly dynamic, and will provide a platform for providing fresh content for customers, partners, employees, and other folks interested in what we do. A big part of the fresh content will appear in a blog format, and I am very excited today to launch the First Communications Business Connectivity Blog!

I am a relative newcomer to First Communications, but I have been in the telecom business since the late 80’s working for a equipment vendor in Cleveland.  The pay and working conditions were not great, but the opportunity to learn the business and technology from the ground up was fabulous. My career journey took me to the Chicago area, where I spent 10 years leading the Operations group at CIMCO Communications, and met a lot of talented people in the process. I am grateful that I have been given an importunity to make an impact at First Communications, where there is no shortage of very talented, committed, and fun people.

Like a lot of people in this field, I started out in telecom thinking that it was a pit stop on the way to something else, and not a lifelong career, but along the way I fell in love with the business and the people that I had the great fortune of meeting, collaborating with, and learning from over the years.

We will be publishing a post each week initially. The articles will be written by our talented team members from various departments in our organization. Besides sharing their unique insights, you will get a chance to meet these great people (credit robert). I hope that this blog will become a valuable resource for those wanting to get news about First Communications, and gain insights and actionable information that you can use to help your organization, including:

• Tips and Case Studies illustrating how technology can help solve problems
• Commenting on industry news and other events that affect our readers
• Interviews with key employees
• Early previews of new products
• Industry predictions
• Useful Lists that will help our readers
• Deep dive on key features of Ethernet, MPLS/VPLS, SIP Trunking, Voice Solutions, Managed Services, and Data Center products

We will be distributing these posts on Twitter and LinkedIn and other social media outlets, and we strongly encourage your comments on social media as well as in the comments section of the blog. We also welcome comments on topics you would like to see explored in the blog, and we encourage you to distribute posts that you find valuable on social media.

If you would like to sign up for an email summary that will be distributed every two weeks, you can do by filling out the form on this page.

Thanks so much for your time and attention, and I’m looking forward to engaging with the community of First Communications Blog readers. We hope to learn as much from you as you learn from us!