Colo Atl

Partnership to boost US rural internet coverage

29 June 2020 | Melanie Mingas

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Colo Atl has entered into an agreement with North American ISP Paladin Wireless, to provide secured colocation space and interconnection services.

As part of the agreement Palladin will also be able to leverage Colo Atl's affiliation with American Tower, providing it further capabilities to create stronger connections for customers.

Specialising in carrier-neutral colocation, data centre and interconnection services, Colo Atl can securely cross connect due to the proximity to its network, supporting Paladin Wireless to strengthen services for existing customers. The partnership will also allow Paladin to begin offering services in Oglethorpe County, as part of its commitment to expand its high-speed internet services to rural communities across the US state of Georgia.

“I look at the internet as the conduit for opportunity, and where there is no internet there is no opportunity," stated Stephen Fortmann (pictured), CEO for Paladin Wireless.

“Our rural communities have little to no choice when it comes to the internet and its residents are being left behind. This is a community problem I feel that the community should fix, and that is where we come in. Colo Atl helps us with our mission to empower rural communities by giving them a way forward. Our proven solution not only fixes the internet, but it provides revenue back to the county and gives the community a measure of local control over the services provided.”

In 2019, the Atlanta Journal Constitution counted 1.6 million residents across the state who did not have access to a fast internet connection.

“Our interconnected ecosystem, coupled with exceptional customer service all within our top-notch facility in downtown Atlanta attracted Paladin Wireless to Colo Atl," said John Ghirardelli, Colo Atl GM.

“We offer no monthly recurring fees between tenants within the Meet-Me-Area, which helps them with their mission of providing cost-effective connectivity solutions to rural Georgia residents. We're proud to welcome them to the Colo Atl family and help them take reliable internet services to more residents across the state,” he added.