Southern Telecom, Inc. (STI), a subsidiary of Southern Company has entered an agreement with Colo Atl to increase its fiber network building access. The new fiber runs to the Colo Atl Meet-Me-Area (MMA) via diverse fiber risers.

Southern Telecom now has almost 1,400 dark fiber route miles in the Southeast United States. Metro networks in the central business districts of Atlanta, Ga., Birmingham, Ala., Jacksonville, Fla., and Macon, Ga., offer open access to many carrier hotels, wireless towers and enterprise customers.

Colo Atl, the leading provider of carrier-neutral colocation, data center and interconnection services at 55 Marietta Street in Atlanta, hopes to add even more fiber to its facility over the next year.

“The new fiber build and partnership with Colo Atl will meet growing bandwidth needs and deliver expanded network reach, providing greater value for both our existing customer base, as well as future customers,” states Barry Navarre, Business Development Manager for Southern Telecom. “As connectivity challenges continue to grow, we will meet these demands by further expanding our fiber footprint within Colo Atl and throughout the region.”

“It is an honor to welcome Southern Telecom, Inc. to our Colo Atl family,” states Tim Kiser, Owner and Founder of Colo Atl. “STI’s fiber installation into Colo Atl supports our ongoing mission to increase dark fiber availability and improve connectivity throughout the Southeast. Additionally, STI is able to facilitate easy cross connections to any of our providers with no monthly recurring cross-connect fees within the Colo Atl Meet-Me-Area (MMA).”

Learn more about Colo Atl at www.coloatl.com and STI at www.southern-telecom.com.