Hargray providing fiber for GA smart cities lab

Oct. 29, 2019
Curiosity Lab at Peachtree Corners has partnered with Hargray to provide fiber infrastructure for the Lab and the innovators that use it. Curiosity Lab is a 5G-enabled ...

Curiosity Lab at Peachtree Corners has partnered with Hargray to provide fiber infrastructure for the Lab and the innovators that use it. Curiosity Lab is a 5G-enabled autonomous vehicle and smart city laboratory in Peachtree Corners, GA, a northern suburb of Atlanta. Sprint provides 5G connectivity for the lab.

Hargray Fiber, based in Savannah, GA, operates a more than 2,000-route-mile fiber network in cities throughout the southeastern United States. Hargray partnered with the Curiosity Lab to supply it with fiber connectivity. Throughout Curiosity Lab, Hargray's fiber-optic cable will serve as the key infrastructure backbone, supporting all services using or connected to the Lab's network.

Hargray Fiber will continue its expansion in the Peachtree Corners market by bringing its full suite of communication products including data, voice and video services including Hosted Unified Communications, Metro Ethernet, multi-gigabit symmetrical circuits and video services.

"Curiosity Lab at Peachtree Corners is a one-of-a-kind location for innovative smart city, wireless and autonomous vehicle companies to test and demo their technology," said Chris McCorkendale, senior vice president for Hargray Fiber. "Our partnership with Curiosity Lab will help these companies advance their technology and bring to market a broader and more robust suite of communication services to market."

"As Hargray Fiber continues to expand its southeastern presence, we're excited to offer leading fiber services to Lab users," said Betsy Plattenburg, executive director of Curiosity Lab at Peachtree Corners. "With Hargray's fiber support, companies moving to Peachtree Corners and operating in the Lab will benefit from quick, easy connectivity."        

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