Southern Telecom connects fiber network to H5 Data Centers’ Atlanta edge facility

Feb. 21, 2023
The connection will better serve Alabama, Georgia, Florida, and Mississippi customers, according to H5.

H5 Data Centers says that Southern Telecom, a subsidiary of Southern Co., has connected its fiber network into the H5 edge data center in Atlanta, GA. The connection will better serve Alabama, Georgia, Florida, and Mississippi customers, according to H5.

The H5 Atlanta edge data center is located at 345 Courtland Street. It offers 110,000 square feet of space along with diverse carrier access to 56 Marietta and 180 Peachtree as well as access to several metro fiber and communications providers.

Southern Telecom, meanwhile, provides long-haul and metropolitan dark fiber connecting Atlanta with other smaller cities throughout the Southeast. The company also provides rights of way, dark fiber, conduit, co-location, and other related maintenance services.

“We are excited to work with H5 and enable their customers to gain direct access to our robust network. This collaboration positively impacts Atlanta and other cities throughout the Southeast,” stated Southern Telecom Business Development Manager Joe Patton.

"The extension of Southern Telecom’s fiber network to 345 Courtland Street strengthens our existing interconnection ecosystem,” said H5 Data Centers' CEO Josh Simms. “Our Atlanta data center supports access to unique long-haul fiber routes, competitive metro fiber carriers, and one of the market’s leading peering exchanges."

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Stephen Hardy is editorial director and associate publisher of Lightwave and Broadband Technology Report, part of the Lighting & Technology Group at Endeavor Business Media. Stephen is responsible for establishing and executing editorial strategy across the both brands’ websites, email newsletters, events, and other information products. He has covered the fiber-optics space for more than 20 years, and communications and technology for more than 35 years. During his tenure, Lightwave has received awards from Folio: and the American Society of Business Press Editors (ASBPE) for editorial excellence. Prior to joining Lightwave in 1997, Stephen worked for Telecommunications magazine and the Journal of Electronic Defense.

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