Southern Light to Build 120-mile fiber optic network in Huntsville


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Press Conference form June 10, 2015
with Mayor Tommy Battle, Gary Bolton, Andy Newton, Mayor Troy Trulock, and Peyton McNully.

News Release release from Southern Light
April 29, 2015

Huntsville to become a 100 Gig City
Huntsville, Ala. — Southern Light, a Mobile, Alabama based company, announced plans today to transform Huntsville into a 100 Gig City. Over the past year, Southern Light has worked closely with the City of Huntsville, Huntsville Utilities, and other city leaders in order to ensure that construction and deployment are efficient and effective. On May 28, the Huntsville City Council voted to grant Southern Light a Franchise Agreement, establishing a legal framework for the company to build in City-owned Rights of Way.
Southern Light plans to begin construction by the end of 2015, initially targeting business corridors. “We are privileged to work with the City of Huntsville, businesses, and other governmental agencies to ensure that communications in Huntsville are faster and more reliable,” said Andy Newton, President and CEO of Southern Light. “Southern Light’s innovative network provides redundant and reliable access to information and speed, and Huntsville, as the Pentagon of the South, is the perfect market for us.”
Southern Light is in the process of engineering specific routes and training team members for deployment in Huntsville. Among other routes in the planning phase is a fiber optic ring around Research Park. As Research Park continues to grow and evolve, access to futureproof fiber will be of utmost importance.
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Founded in 1998, Southern Light designs, constructs and operates more than 5,000 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.

Date Added: 2019-06-07

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