New PoP Adds Additional Fault Tolerance and Route Diversity to the NGN Network
Clarkesville, GA – April 11, 2016 - NGN, a member-owned cooperative operating over 1,600 miles of fiber optic infrastructure in North Georgia, announces it has established a new Point-of-Presence (PoP) at Colo Atl, the leading provider of carrier-neutral colocation, data center and interconnection services in Atlanta, GA. NGN now offers both Wavelength services (1, 10, 40 and 100Gbps) and Layer 2/3 services over its MPLS network (10Mbps to 10Gbps) via its newest PoP.
“With a new PoP at Colo Atl’s highly regarded colocation facility in downtown Atlanta, NGN will add additional fault tolerance and route diversity to its network,” states Paul Belk, President and CEO of NGN. “This strategic move helps us to better serve both our members and other carriers. By moving existing interconnects from other data center facilities to Colo Atl’s facility, we will not only strengthen our network, but also decrease our OpEx due to the no cross connect fee policy in Colo Atl’s Meet Me Area.”
Colo Atl is also home to the Georgia Technology Center (GTC), 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.
“We’re very proud to welcome NGN to our Colo Atl family,” states Tim Kiser, Owner and Founder of Colo Atl. “NGN has quickly built a very important network throughout the Southeast and more specifically within Georgia. This announcement speaks to its continued growth and to Colo Atl’s reputation as a key PoP for NGN and many other tenants and carriers in the Southeast. We look forward to providing NGN and its highly valued members with colocation and interconnection services at the most affordable rates available in Atlanta.”
NGN is a member-owned cooperative founded in 2009 and operating over 1,600 miles of fiber optic infrastructure from its headquarters in Clarkesville, Ga. NGN's state-of-the-art, low-latency digital optical network serves solutions to carriers, service providers, and technology‐reliant businesses and organizations across the Southeast. NGN is unlike most telecommunications corporations, as it is a corporation of cooperatives, owned by its members including Habersham Electric Membership Corporation (HEMC), Blue Ridge Mountain Electrical Membership Corporation (BRMEMC) and NGN Connect.
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 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.
For NGN and Colo Atl media inquiries, please contact:
Jaymie Scotto & Associates
1.866.695.3629 ext. 13