Southern Telecom expands fibre network to Colo Atl

17 August 2017 | Jason Mcgee-Abe

Southern Telecom, Inc. (STI) has entered an agreement with Colo Atl to increase its fibre network building access.

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The new fibre runs to the Colo Atl Meet-Me-Area (MMA) via diverse fibre risers. STI, a subsidiary of Southern Company, now has almost 1,400 dark fibre route miles in the Southeast US.

“The new fibre build and partnership with Colo Atl will meet growing bandwidth needs and deliver expanded network reach, providing greater value for both our existing customer base, as well as future customers,” said Barry Navarre, business development manager for Southern Telecom.

“As connectivity challenges continue to grow, we will meet these demands by further expanding our fibre footprint within Colo Atl and throughout the region.”

Metro networks in the central business districts of Atlanta, Ga., Birmingham, Ala., Jacksonville, Fla., and Macon, Ga., offer open access to many carrier hotels, wireless towers and enterprise customers.

Tim Kiser, owner and founder of Colo Atl. “It is an honour to welcome Southern Telecom, Inc. to our Colo Atl family. STI’s fibre installation into Colo Atl supports our ongoing mission to increase dark fibre availability and improve connectivity throughout the outheast. Additionally, STI is able to facilitate easy cross connections to any of our providers with no monthly recurring cross-connect fees within the Colo Atl MMA.”

Colo Atl, the carrier-neutral colocation, data centre and interconnection services provider at 55 Marietta Street in Atlanta, hopes to add even more fibre to its facility over the next year.

Topics: Southern Telecom, STI, Colo Atl, colocation, data centre, fibre, interconnection, carrier hotel