The University of Alabama system selects Southern Telecom® colocation facility
ATLANTA - Feb. 4, 2008 - Southern Telecom, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Southern Company (NYSE: SO), today announced it has expanded its colocation customer base with the addition of The University of Alabama System. Southern Telecom provides wholesale dark fiber optic cable and colocation solutions to large enterprise and telecom carrier customers.
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.
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.
Alabama’s largest higher education enterprise, The UA System is comprised of doctoral research universities located in Tuscaloosa, Birmingham and Huntsville. Total student enrollment exceeds 49,000, with 25,000 employees (including University Hospital, which is in Birmingham). Annual revenues are approximately $3 billion. The System is governed by a 15-member Board of Trustees, and the chief executive officer of the System is Chancellor Malcolm Portera. The mission of the UA System is to improve the quality of life by providing high-quality public service, outreach, cultural enrichment, health care, and economic advancement opportunities through academic, research and service programs. Visit our Web site at www.uasystem.ua.edu.
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