Southern Telecom® expands Georgia customer base
ATLANTA – Nov. 13, 2006 – Southern Telecom, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Atlanta-based Southern Company (NYSE: SO), today announced that it has expanded its Georgia, customer base with the addition of Georgia Public Web, a member-owned non-profit corporation that delivers high-end technology services.
Georgia Public Web operates a self-healing Synchronous Optical Network with over 2,500 route miles of fiber optic cable and provides last-mile connectivity utilizing wireline, wireless and fiber optic cable. Southern Telecom provides wholesale dark fiber optic cable and co-location solutions to large enterprise and telecom carrier customers, such as Georgia Public Web. The company’s extensive dark fiber network connects multiple cities throughout the Southeast.
“We are very pleased to be working with a leading and innovative company such as Southern Telecom,” said David Muschamp, president and CEO of Georgia Public Web. “This agreement enables us to enhance our network and to deliver better service to our customers throughout the state of Georgia.”
This agreement will assist Georgia Public Web in meeting its increasing network needs. Specifically, Georgia Public Web is using Southern Telecom’s Georgia fiber network to expand its capabilities in the Macon area.
“We are confident that this is the beginning of a long-term relationship with Georgia Public Web,” said Ben Easterling, business development manager for Southern Telecom. “Southern Telecom’s ability to ensure fast connections in the Southeast will be of great value to Georgia Public Web as it expands its business model.”
About Southern Telecom
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.
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About Georgia Public Web, Inc.
Media Contact: Marisa Puthoff, Southern Company Media Relations, 404.262.3000