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Press Release -- April 21st, 2017
Source: Colo Atl, hargray-communications
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Hargray Communications Selects Colo Atl as Key Data Center and Interconnection Partner

 Colo Atl Allows Hargray to Diversify Fiber Offerings and Interconnect with Strategic Carrier Partners and Fiber Owners Network Alliance Members

ATLANTA, GA and HILTON HEAD ISLAND, SC  – April 20, 2017 – Colo Atl, the leading provider of carrier-neutral colocation, data center and interconnection services at 55 Marietta Street in Atlanta, GA, announced today that Hargray Communications, a regional carrier in South Carolina and Georgia with collocation presence in Atlanta, Jacksonville, and Savannah, has deployed a point of presence (PoP) in Colo Atl’s data center facility.  With its new PoP, Hargray can easily interconnect with strategic carrier partners, including other Fiber Owners Network Alliance (FNA) members, with no monthly recurring cross connect fees within the Colo Atl meet-me-area (MMA).

A provider of dark fiber, fiber to the tower, carrier Ethernet, waves, DIA, video, voice and high speed data services, Hargray selected Colo Atl for its strategic location in Atlanta and its SSAE 16 certified colocation facility that provides N+1 redundancy and access to multiple tier-1 network operators. Hargray’s 8-terabit regional network provides 100-gig wave capabilities from Atlanta to Jacksonville and Savannah.

“Hargray’s diverse fiber network, in combination with Colo Atl’s growing list of 90+ network operators and service providers, offers other network providers direct access to some of the largest and growing enterprises in the Southeast US region, as well as significant space and power capacity for growth,” said Cedric DeBardelaben, Director of Carrier Relations at Hargray. “We are excited to partner with Colo Atl and look forward to developing relationships with other tenants at the facility.  We also look forward to expanding with Colo Atl as our capacity needs increase.”  Network providers interested in learning more about Hargray’s diverse product portfolio can contact Mr. DeBardelaben directly at 843.815.1692 or Cedric.DeBardelaben@htc.hargray.com.

The Colo Atl facility is also 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 (IX) solutions, including SDN peering, testing and implementation.

“It is an honor to serve Hargray, a company whose communications offerings are integral to the Southeast region and have been for more than 60 years,” states Tim Kiser, Owner and Founder of Colo Atl.  “We strive to give our customers the best interconnection opportunities available, offering no monthly recurring cross connect fees and reasonable monthly charges backed by a level of personalized support to ensure that the working relationship with Colo Atl is that much more rewarding.”

Founded in November 2001, Colo Atl provides a reasonable, accommodating and cost-effective interconnection environment for more than 90 local, regional and global network operators. In 2016, the company celebrated its 15-year anniversary of providing service excellence and growth.

Colo Atl is an Atlanta Telecom Professionals Award Nominee and Winner of the 2016 TMT News Award for Best Colocation & Data Center – Georgia and the 2016 Georgia Excellence Award by the American Economic Institute (AEI).

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About Colo Atl

Colo Atl, a JT Communications company, is the leading provider of carrier-neutral colocation, data center and interconnection solutions at 55 Marietta Street in the global telecom hub of Atlanta, GA. Colo Atl provides superior carrier-neutral colocation, data center and interconnection services at an affordable rate. Colo Atl is a carrier-neutral environment that allows all types of network operators to securely and conveniently cross connect within a SSAE 16 certified facility. Colo Atl has no monthly recurring cross connect fees between tenants within the Colo Atl meet-me-area (MMA) and provides exceptional customer service.

Colo Atl is also home to the Georgia Technology Center (GTC), a live laboratory for network equipment vendors to highlight their optical and electrical hardware and operating systems, and the Southeast Network Access Point (SNAP), which provides next-generation Internet Exchange (IX) solutions, including SDN peering, testing, collaboration and implementation.

Visit Colo Atl online at: www.coloatl.com and follow us on Twitter @ColoAtl.

 

About Hargray Communications Group, Inc.

Founded in 1949, Hargray is a regional telecommunications company providing advanced Internet, television, and telephone communications services in a growing set of markets in South Carolina and Georgia.  Hargray is committed to delivering the most advanced technology and the best service for its customers in Beaufort, Jasper, and Hampton counties in South Carolina, and Bibb, Bulloch, Chatham, Greene, Houston, Liberty, Lowndes, Putnam, and Tattnall counties in Georgia. Hargray is active in the communities it serves and supports a wide range of local charities, organizations, projects and events, including the company’s Caring Coins Foundation which has raised more than $2 million for community organizations. For more information, please visit www.hargray.com.

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