ATLANTA, Dec. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Southern Telecom®, a subsidiary of Southern Company, today announced a strategic network expansion project in two key Southeast markets – Atlanta, Georgia, and Birmingham, Alabama. Through the dark-fiber network expansion, Southern Telecom is enhancing customer value by delivering increased network reach and new last-mile connectivity options.
“Southern Telecom’s dark-fiber network expansion complements our existing network by providing customers additional diversity and reliability,” said Southern Telecom Business Development Manager Barry J. Navarre. “We are better able to serve existing and prospective customers in these two, fast-growing markets.”
The Atlanta expansion adds 43 miles of dark fiber to the existing Southern Telecom network, increasing the total metro Atlanta network to 128 miles. In addition, the Atlanta system has doubled the number of on-net buildings and is now supporting 40.
In Birmingham, the expansion adds 127 miles of dark fiber and 42 on-net buildings to its metro network, while connecting to the existing carrier neutral and enterprise co-location facility.
“These enhancements also build on critical infrastructure for the smart grid initiatives in the Southern Company service territory by increasing device efficiency and reliability to meet customers’ needs,” said Navarre.