Southern Telecom’s unique conduit system in downtown Atlanta tapped by major telecom carrier hotel
Conduit system offers 12 route miles throughout downtown Atlanta utilizing former steam ducts

ATLANTA, August 9, 2018 – Southern Telecom, Inc. (STI), a subsidiary of Southern Company, announces a substantial conduit project in downtown Atlanta for a major telecom carrier hotel. The project takes advantage of STI’s unique and secure infrastructure that utilizes cast iron pipes beneath the streets of Atlanta. This infrastructure comprises 12 route miles throughout the city’s business district and is currently used for both STI’s fiber and conduit.

The diversity and security that STI’s infrastructure provides is very valuable to the carrier hotel customer and proved to be a cost-effective solution for its expansion plans. A customer sought to expand into an additional facility and leased multiple conduits in a diverse ring from STI. The customer had STI pull fiber through one of the conduits to create an extended cross connect between their two facilities. As the new carrier hotel location fills with more tenants, the customer will ask STI to pull in additional cables using the same process to create additional capacity.

Southern Telecom markets or owns more than 2,600 route miles in the Southeast, which is anchored by this robust conduit and dark fiber metro network in Atlanta.

“STI’s 12 route miles in downtown Atlanta are very unique, as they utilize an extensive cast iron pipe system. This unique system creates an additional level of security for our clients as our dark fiber and conduits have an added layer of protection versus being direct buried,” comments Barry Navarre, Business Development Manager for STI. “Our existing system provided a turnkey and cost-effective solution for this telecom carrier hotel when it was seeking to expand into an additional building.”

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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, Georgia, and at the Federal level. For more information about Southern Telecom, visit   

About Southern Company

Southern Company (NYSE: SO) is nationally recognized as a leading 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 as of December 31, 2017. We operate nearly 200,000 miles of electric transmission and distribution lines and more than 80,000 miles of natural gas pipeline as of December 31, 2017. The company provides clean, safe, reliable and affordable energy through electric operating companies in four states, natural gas distribution companies in four states, a competitive generation company serving wholesale customers in 11 states 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 creating new products and services for the benefit of customers. We are building the future of energy by developing the full portfolio of energy resources, including carbon-free nuclear, advanced carbon capture technologies, natural gas, renewables, energy efficiency and storage technology. 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 and the No. 1 Company for Progress by DiversityInc and designated as one of America’s Best Employers by Forbes magazine. Visit our website at

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