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Press Release -- January 20th, 2014
Source: Southern Light Fiber

Southern Light Expands Fiber Network to Jacksonville, Fla.

Mobile, Ala. — Fiber optic telecommunications company Southern Light has completed construction of the first phase of its metropolitan fiber optic network in Jacksonville, Fla.  With a footprint exceeding 4,000 total route miles, Southern Light’s network now spans across the Gulf Coast states from Louisiana to the east coast of Florida.  The company has already begun serving the networking needs of businesses and telecommunications carriers in this new market.

Jacksonville was a natural addition for Southern Light.  “We saw a real need for the type of bandwidth services we provide in Jacksonville,” explained Southern Light’s President and CEO, Andy Newton.  “Our current customer base has been pushing us to expand our services there for some time.  Additionally, we are very excited about the overall economic climate in Jacksonville.  It’s a rapidly growing economy and a great place to do business.”  According to a study cited by the Jacksonville Business Journal, the city is expected to see economic growth of 4.8% in 2014 which translates to a projected $3.1 billion increase of gross metro product.

Southern Light has a rapidly growing footprint, having built 864 route miles of new fiber optic network in 2013 alone.  Services provided to customers throughout the Southeast include wide area network solutions, high-bandwidth dedicated Internet access, cell tower backhaul, wireless infrastructure solutions, and colocation services.

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Founded in 1998, Southern Light is a leading provider of fiber optic bandwidth, colocation, and wireless infrastructure solutions.  The company operates more than 4,000 route miles of fiber optic network, serving the bandwidth needs of telecommunications carriers, wireless service providers, high-bandwidth enterprises, and federal, state, and local government agencies.  The Mobile, Ala.-based company’s fiber footprint stretches across the Southeast from Louisiana to the east coast of Florida and serves over 2,650 on-net buildings, including approximately 1,358 cell towers and 234 carrier POPs and Central Offices.  Southern Light is one of the top ten largest privately-owned fiber optic companies in the United States.

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