By Telecom Lead Team: Southern
Telecom, a subsidiary of Southern Company, announced that Tower Cloud, a fiber
optic and wireless backhaul network provider, has selected the company for
long-haul fiber optic services in the state of Georgia.
Tapping Southern Telecom’s
long-haul fiber solution will provide a critical link in Tower Cloud’s Ethernet
backhaul network expansion,” said Ron Mudry, chief executive officer of Tower Cloud.
Its expanded network will extend
fourth generation LTE broadband services to wireless customers in communities
throughout south Georgia, providing blazing fast access and content delivery to
their mobile devices.
Tower Cloud benefits from access to
Southern Telecom assets, helping to speed development of new markets in Georgia
and throughout its Southeast network. The company receives maintenance support
and the ability to rapidly extend its network.
Tower Cloud is a strong addition to
the Southern Telecom customer roster. We anticipate ongoing expansion of the
network, as demand for more fiber will only increase,” said Leif Ericson,
business development manager with Southern Telecom.
Southern Telecom’s network in the
Southeast throughout Georgia, Florida and Alabama is a trusted resource for its
service provider customers, offering 1,300 route miles of fiber optic
With 4.4 million customers and more
than 42,000 megawatts of generating capacity, Southern Company is an energy
company serving the Southeast. A leading U.S. producer of electricity, Southern
Company owns electric utilities in four states and a growing competitive generation
company, as well as fiber optics and wireless communications.
Southern Telecom provides network
elements such as rights of way, dark fiber, conduit, co-location and other
related maintenance services. Southern Telecom is certified in Alabama, Florida,
and Georgia and also at the federal level.