First Mile Communications "Lights" new hub site in Buckhead
ATLANTA - Dec. 6, 2007 - First Mile Communications, a provider of high-speed Internet access, today announced the expansion of its metro Ethernet service into Buckhead, Atlanta's preeminent business district. The company uses the latest in fixed wireless technology in conjunction with Southern Telecom, a subsidiary of Southern Company.
First Mile Communications provides turnkey installation and operation of high-capacity scalable and secure wireless internet connectivity in metropolitan Atlanta. First Mile transmits from strategically located hub sites using state-of-the-art equipment, sources FCC-licensed spectrum, provides roof and access rights, cabling and customer premise equipment. These links offer complete route diversity, redundancy from land-based telecommunications providers in disaster recovery roles. First Mile was founded by R. Stanley Allen and Michael O. McCollum, experienced telecommunications executives. For more information on First Mile visit www.firstmile.com.
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 rights of way, dark fiber, conduit, collocation and other related maintenance services. Southern Telecom is certified in Alabama, Florida, Georgia and also at the Federal level. For more information about Southern Telecom visit www.southern-telecom.com.
With 4.3 million customers and more than 42,000 megawatts of generating capacity, Atlanta-based Southern Company is the premier energy company serving the Southeast, one of America's fastest-growing regions. 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 seven consecutive years by the American Customer Satisfaction Index (ACSI). Visit our Web site at www.southerncompany.com.
Media Contact: Marisa Puthoff, Southern Company Media Relations, 404.262.3000