Southern Telecom and Jacksonville’s Network Access Point (JaxNAP) Align to Bridge Dark Fiber Paths of Florida, Georgia and Alabama

ATLANTA, February 14, 2020Southern Telecom, Inc. (STI), a subsidiary of Southern Company, announces that Jacksonville’s Network Access Point (JaxNAP), North Florida's largest carrier hotel since 2009, has partnered with STI to connect its meet-me room and carrier landing pad to STI’s dark fiber network in order to improve network access and connectivity across Florida, Georgia and Alabama.

Interconnecting to more than 20 carriers that connect Jacksonville internationally, nationally and globally, JaxNAP is the Network Access Point and Internet Exchange Point (IXP) to the Southeast U.S. JaxNAP has been independently owned and operated for more than 10 years and services the specific needs of data centers and local networks in the Northeast Florida region.

“We are excited to embark on this significant network expansion,” comments Luke Leonaitis, Founder & President of JaxNAP.  “Our customers, carriers and their adjacent networks now have the opportunity for optimal interconnection. Working with Southern Telecom, a key provider of long-haul and metro dark fiber connecting Atlanta with other smaller cities throughout the Southeast, we’re truly connecting Florida to the world. Our work together to bridge these dark fiber paths will ultimately increase the network capabilities of both our companies.”

JaxNAP offers direct overland connections to Dallas, Atlanta, and all of northeastern Florida through our 34 carriers, and overseas connectivity to Central and South America, the Caribbean, and other distant regions via our subsea cable connections.

“We’re excited to work with JaxNAP and build upon our relationship to provide Florida with a dark fiber bridge to Georgia and Alabama,” comments Barry Navarre, Business Development Manager for STI. “Our partnership will not only allow JaxNAP tenants to gain direct access to our robust STI network, but also will increase the reach for our tenants and clients within the JaxNAP facility.”

“This collaboration not only positively affects Florida, but it also bridges our subsea providers here at the JaxNAP to the STI dark fiber network and it’s reach - it’s a brilliant connectivity solution,” concludes Leonaitis.

STI markets or owns more than 2,600 route miles in the southeast, which is anchored by its robust conduit and dark fiber metro network in Atlanta.

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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 a leading energy company serving 9 million customers through its subsidiaries as of Jan. 1, 2019. The company provides clean, safe, reliable and affordable energy through electric operating companies in three states, natural gas distribution companies in four states, a competitive generation company serving wholesale customers across America, a leading distributed energy infrastructure company, a fiber optics network and telecommunications services. Southern Company brands are known for excellent customer service, high reliability and affordable prices below the national average. For more than a century, we have been building the future of energy and developing the full portfolio of energy resources, including carbon-free nuclear, advanced carbon capture technologies, natural gas, renewables, energy efficiency and storage technology. Through an industry-leading commitment to innovation and a low-carbon future, Southern Company and its subsidiaries develop the customized energy solutions our customers and communities require to drive growth and prosperity. Our uncompromising values ensure we put the needs of those we serve at the center of everything we do and govern our business to the benefit of our world. Our corporate culture and hiring practices have been recognized nationally by the U.S. Department of Defense, G.I. Jobs magazine, DiversityInc, Black Enterprise, Forbes and the Women’s Choice Award. To learn more, visit

STI Media Contact:
Jaymie Scotto & Associates (JSA)
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About JaxNAP

JaxNAP is the crossroads of data in Florida and Georgia. The JaxNAP experience aims to go above and beyond your expectations by providing service that is second to none. The businesses that bring their colocation, data center, and network needs to our facility enjoy the following benefits:

  • JaxNAP offers 2N infrastructure, meaning that any interruption of power, water, or cooling is prevented with the use of redundant systems meant to ensure the maximum uptime possible for your equipment.
  • JaxNAP offers trained and proficient technical staff capable of observing and maintaining your equipment to your standards
  • JaxNAP offers direct overland connections to Dallas, Atlanta, and all of northeastern Florida through our 34 carriers, and overseas connectivity to Central and South America, the Caribbean, and other distant regions via our subsea cable connections.

For more information, visit

JaxNAP Media Contact:

Nolan Freeman