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Press Release -- August 7th, 2015
Source: Colo Atl, southern-telecom
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Southern Telecom completes key installation in Atlanta

ATLANTA – Southern Telecom, a subsidiary of Southern Company, today announced it has completed a 528-count fiber installation in Colo Atl’s carrier-neutral co-location facility at the 55 Marietta Street building in downtown Atlanta. This installation will deliver significant dark fiber connectivity for current and future Colo Atl customers inside and outside of the facility.

“Colo Atl’s downtown Atlanta facility serves as one of our strategic points of presence on our metro fiber ring that connects Atlanta with numerous other cities in the Southeast,” said Southern Telecom business development manager Leif Ericson. “In addition to its ideal location, Colo Atl bands together a wealth of telecom providers and enterprises, enhancing our ability to collaborate in serving customers.”

Southern Telecom has installed 1,300 route miles in the Southeast, with long-haul routes connecting Atlanta’s central business district fiber ring, the Macon, Georgia, business district and the Jacksonville, Florida, business district fiber ring. The company provides a full suite of solutions that include dark fiber and long-haul/metro optical cross connects.

Colo Atl was founded in November 2001 and serves as a cost-effective interconnection environment for more than 80 local, regional and global network operators. The facility is home to the Georgia Technology Center, a test bed and live production facility for network communications equipment and the Southeast Network Access Point (SNAP). SNAP provides next-generation Internet exchange solutions, including SDN peering, testing and implementation.

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 offers network elements such as rights of way, dark fiber, conduit, co-location and other related maintenance services. Southern Telecom is certificated as a telecommunications provider 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 Southern Company

With more than 4.5 million customers and approximately 46,000 megawatts of generating capacity, Atlanta-based Southern Company (NYSE: SO) is the premier energy company serving the Southeast through its subsidiaries. A leading U.S. producer of clean, safe, reliable and affordable 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 affordable prices that are below the national average. Through an industry-leading commitment to innovation, Southern Company and its subsidiaries are inventing America's energy future by developing the full portfolio of energy resources, including nuclear, 21st century coal, natural gas, renewables and energy efficiency, and creating new products and services for the benefit of customers. Southern Company has been named by the U.S. Department of Defense and G.I. Jobs magazine as a top military employer, listed by Black Enterprise magazine as one of the 40 Best Companies for Diversity and designated a 2014 Top Employer for Hispanics by Hispanic Network. The company earned the 2014 National Award of Nuclear Science and History by the National Atomic Museum Foundation for its leadership and commitment to nuclear development, and is continually ranked among the top utilities in Fortune's annual World's Most Admired Electric and Gas Utility rankings. Visit our website at www.southerncompany.com.

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