Southern Telecom Announces Network Fiber Initiative in Southeast US
ATLANTA - October 16, 2017 – Southern Telecom, Inc. (STI), a subsidiary of Southern Company, announces new underground fiber routes and colocation facilities are being planned and constructed as part of a network fiber strategy across the Southeast. Existing cables will be replaced with new underground fiber featuring increased capacity, higher fiber counts and state-of-the-art technology to enable more flexibility for STI’s current and future customers.
STI is constructing and evaluating several new routes around the Southeast. There are over 600 miles currently under construction, primarily as part of joint projects. The company is also seeking route joint build partners and customers for other existing routes and potential greenfield projects.
“We are constantly evaluating routes and are committed to offering our customers and partners the very best dark fiber and colocation services in the Southeast,” says Barry Navarre, Business Development Manager for STI. “As part of our network fiber strategy, we’ll be enhancing current routes and introducing new ones through strategic partnerships.”
The STI team will be attending The INCOMPAS Show, October 15 – 17 in San Francisco. To request an onsite meeting, please email jsa_STI@jsa.net.
About Southern Telecom
Southern Telecom, Inc. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Southern Company that provides long-haul and metropolitan dark fiber connecting Atlanta with other cities throughout the Southeast. The company also provides network elements such as access to rights of way, conduit, neutral co-location, and other related maintenance services. Southern Telecom is certificated as a telecommunications provider in Alabama, Florida and Georgia and at the Federal level. For more information about Southern Telecom, visit www.southern-telecom.com.
About Southern Company
Southern Company (NYSE: SO) is America’s premier energy company, with 46,000 megawatts of generating capacity and 1,500 billion cubic feet of combined natural gas consumption and throughput volume serving 9 million customers through its subsidiaries. The company provides clean, safe, reliable and affordable energy through electric operating companies in four states, natural gas distribution companies in seven states, a competitive generation company serving wholesale customers across America and a nationally recognized provider of customized energy solutions, as well as fiber optics and wireless communications. Southern Company brands are known for excellent customer service, high reliability and affordable prices that are below the national average. Through an industry-leading commitment to innovation, Southern Company and its subsidiaries are inventing America’s energy future by developing the full portfolio of energy resources, including carbon-free nuclear, 21st century coal, natural gas, renewables and energy efficiency, and creating new products and services for the benefit of customers. Southern Company has been named by the U.S. Department of Defense and G.I. Jobs magazine as a top military employer, recognized among the Top 50 Companies for Diversity by DiversityInc, listed by Black Enterprise magazine as one of the 40 Best Companies for Diversity and designated a Top Employer for Hispanics by Hispanic Network. The company has earned a National Award of Nuclear Science and History from the National Atomic Museum Foundation for its leadership and commitment to nuclear development and is continually ranked among the top energy companies in Fortune's annual World’s Most Admired Electric and Gas Utility rankings. Visit our website at www.southerncompany.com.
For further information: STI Media Contact: Jaymie Scotto & Associates (JSA), 1-866-695-3629 ext. 6, firstname.lastname@example.org