USCarrier Telecom taps Southern Telecom to expand presence in Montgomery, Ala.
better service and network operations for Montogmery area customers

ATLANTA, Ga. - Feb. 18, 2009 - Southern Telecom®, a division of Southern Company (NYSE: SO), today announced USCarrier Telecom® has again selected it to enhance network operations and better serve customers in the Montgomery, Ala., area. 

“Southern Telecom is proud that USCarrier Telecom continues to partner with us for their colocation needs,” said Leif Ericson, business development manager, Southern Telecom. “Helping USCarrier Telecom expand their network and build additional capacity to reach more customers is our goal. Our longstanding partnership reflects our success in reaching that goal.”


USCarrier Telecom is expanding its fiber optic network to Southern Telecom’s Montgomery colocation facility to enhance its overall network capacity and reliability and extend its reach to new and existing customers. The Montgomery facility offers a wide variety of services, including headquarters-level security, fire detection/suppression, battery & generator power backup, environmental controls and optical cross connects to other telecommunication companies.


“Our successful relationship with Southern Telecom spans nearly a decade and we are pleased to continue that partnership to expand our network and extend our reach in the Montgomery area,” said Jack Roberts, Vice President of Sales for USCarrier Telecom. “We rely on Southern Telecom’s state-of-the-art colocation facility to help us grow and maintain reliable service.”


Southern Telecom is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Southern Company that provides long-haul and metropolitan dark fiber connecting Atlanta with other smaller cities throughout the Southeast. The company also provides network elements such as rights of way, dark fiber, conduit, co-location and other related maintenance services. Southern Telecom is certified in Alabama, Florida and Georgia and also at the federal level. For more information about Southern Telecom, call (404) 506-5120 or visit


With 4.4 million customers and more than 42,000 megawatts of generating capacity, Atlanta-based Southern Company (NYSE: SO) is the premier energy company serving the Southeast. A leading U.S. producer of electricity, Southern Company owns electric utilities in four states and a growing competitive generation company, as well as fiber optics and wireless communications. Southern Company brands are known for excellent customer service, high reliability and retail electric prices that are significantly below the national average. Southern Company has been listed the top ranking U.S. electric service provider in customer satisfaction for nine consecutive years by the American Customer Satisfaction Index (ACSI). Visit our Web site at



USCarrier Telecom, LLC is a one-source wholesale provider of high-capacity, high-speed telecommunications bandwidth. Services include long-haul transport, metro Atlanta access, long-distance and Internet access connecting more than 40 cities in Georgia, Alabama, Florida, Tennessee and the Southeast. Headquartered in Atlanta, USCarrier has an operations center in Macon, GA with technicians deployed throughout the state. USCarrier has more than 3,400 route-miles of state-of-the-art fiber optic network in four states, monitored twenty-four hours, seven days a week. For more information on USCarrier and its products and services, visit the company web site at




Media Contact: Southern Company Media Relations, 404-506-5333 or 1-866-506-5333,