Southern Light taps Allied Fiber for neutral colocation, dark fiber

Allied Fiber says it has signed a 20-year indefeasible right of use (IRU) agreement with Southern Light, LLC, for neutral colocation and dark fiber on the former's Southeast Network (see "Allied Fiber's Southeast Route reaches Atlanta").

Allied Fiber says it has signed a 20-year indefeasible right of use (IRU) agreement with Southern Light, LLC, for neutral colocation and dark fiber on the former's Southeast Network (see "Allied Fiber's Southeast Route reaches Atlanta").

Southern Light, which offers fiber-optic network services via 5,000 route miles of fiber in the U.S. Southeast (see, for example, "Southern Light to expand fiber-optic network along Gulf Coast"), will have access to a pair of fiber strands on Allied Fiber's network, with the option to purchase additional capacity on similar terms for a specified amount of time. The service provider also will establish a presence in all five of Allied Fiber's colocation facilities in Georgia.

"This IRU agreement with Allied Fiber provides new and exciting opportunities for us to expand our footprint and better service our valued customers," said Eric Daniels, COO of Southern Light. "We chose to partner with Allied Fiber in order to effectively complete a 100G backbone ring that will connect communities in Alabama, Georgia, and Florida – from Mobile to Jacksonville to Atlanta and many cities in between. This is a giant step forward in our history, and we're delighted to take it with Allied Fiber's support."

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