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Press Release -- October 12th, 2016
Source: Southern Light Fiber

Southern Light Named One of the Country’s Best Medium Workplaces

MOBILE, Ala., Oct. 12, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Southern Light is proud to announce that as a result of our team’s daily efforts to foster an exceptional company culture, we have been recognized as one of the country’s Best Medium Workplaces by consulting firm Great Place to Work®.

Southern Light won this accolade based on employees’ anonymous responses to an extensive survey about their levels of trust, pride and camaraderie at work. Great Place to Work® reviewed the survey results of more than 52,000 employees from hundreds of companies in the process. Among the findings from the study: trust fuels business performance. For example, the Best Small and Medium Workplaces enjoy roughly three times the revenue growth of their peers, even as they provide a better experience for their people.

“There’s a generosity of spirit that infuses the Best Small and Medium workplaces—one that has a measurable return,” said Kim Peters, Executive Vice President of Great Place to Work. “Whether it’s funding employee ‘passion projects’ or giving surprise gifts to customers, the best workplaces give it away. And they get it back in the form of inspired people who innovate harder and generate higher revenue.”

“At Southern Light, we nurture our culture on a daily basis,” said Andy Newton, President and CEO of Southern Light. “We work together, play together, and serve together. Our foundations of hard work, friendship, open communication, and giving back allow us to remain a cohesive, strong organization as we strive to be the best fiber optic communications company in the country. The true recipients of this recognition are the awesome men and women at Southern Light who champion our culture each day. Nothing makes me prouder than hearing stories of a team member helping a stranger change a tire on the side of the road, raising money for a person who’s been met with a surprising circumstance, or believing in another team member more than they believe in themselves.”

Southern Light was ranked 52nd on the list. In 2015, Southern Light was named the 51st Best Workplace for Women by Great Place to Work® and Fortune.


Founded in 1998, Southern Light designs, constructs and operates 6,000 route miles of fiber optic networks in the Southeast, delivering large bandwidth solutions to telecommunications carriers, governmental agencies and enterprise customers throughout the region. The company provides high resiliency services to the most demanding customers using its dense last-mile fiber optic networks.

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About Great Place to Work®

Great Place to Work® is the global authority on high-trust, high-performance workplace cultures. Through proprietary assessment tools, advisory services, and certification programs, including Best Workplaces lists and workplace reviews, Great Place to Work® provides the benchmarks, framework, and expertise needed to create, sustain, and recognize outstanding workplace cultures. In the United States, Great Place to Work® produces the annual Fortune “100 Best Companies to Work For®” and a series of Great Place to Work® Best Workplaces lists, including lists for Millennials, Women, Diversity and over a half dozen different industries.

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