Tower Cloud Selects Southern Telecom® for Fiber Network Build-Out
Long-haul fiber solutions provide customer with increased bandwidth

ATLANTA (February 14, 2012)Southern Telecom, a wholly owned subsidiary of Southern Company (NYSE: SO), today announced that Tower Cloud, a leading fiber optic and wireless backhaul network provider, has selected the company for long-haul fiber optic services in the state of Georgia.

 

“Tapping Southern Telecom’s long-haul fiber solution will provide a critical link in Tower Cloud’s Ethernet backhaul network expansion,” said Ron Mudry, chief executive officer of Tower Cloud. “Our expanded network will extend 4th Generation LTE broadband services to wireless customers in communities throughout south Georgia, providing blazing fast access and content delivery to their mobile devices.” 

 

Tower Cloud benefits from direct access to Southern Telecom assets, helping to speed development of new markets in Georgia and throughout its Southeast network. The company also receives maintenance support and the ability to rapidly extend its network.

 

“Tower Cloud is a strong addition to the Southern Telecom customer roster. We anticipate ongoing expansion of the network, as demand for more fiber will only increase,” said Leif Ericson, business development manager with Southern Telecom.

 

Southern Telecom’s network in the Southeast throughout Georgia, Florida and Alabama is a trusted resource for its service provider customers, offering 1,300 route miles of fiber optic connectivity. For more information, visit http://www.southern-telecom.com/network.asp.  

 

About Southern Company

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 below the national average. Southern Company was named the World’s Most Admired Electric and Gas Utility by Fortune magazine in 2011, and is consistently listed among the top U.S. electric service providers in customer satisfaction by the American Customer Satisfaction Index. Visit our website at www.southerncompany.com.

 

About Southern Telecom

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, please call (404) 506-5120 or visit www.southern-telecom.com.    

 

About Tower Cloud 
Tower Cloud’s fiber optic and wireless backhaul networks bring agility, predictability and reliability to wireless carriers. Leveraging pure Ethernet broadband technologies, Tower Cloud operates a fiber-focused network to backhaul voice, video and data from cell sites for wireless carriers. Tower Cloud presently operates backhaul networks in major markets throughout Georgia, Florida, Alabama and South Carolina and is building additional networks to support national and regional wireless carriers. The company was founded in 2006 and is headquartered in St. Petersburg, FL. For more information, visit http://www.towercloud.com.


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