MOBILE, Ala., April 29, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Southern Light, a Mobile-based provider of fiber optic networks and high-capacity transport solutions, recently built fiber to its 1,500th unique cell tower. Southern Light has provided fiber to cell towers since 2005 and has seen increased growth in the entire company footprint. Demand for metro fiber connectivity, driven by trends associated with increased mobile device usage and expanding need to support bandwidth intensive applications such as cloud computing, streaming video, and remote data storage has attracted Southern Light to several new markets including Huntsville, AL, Birmingham, AL, and Jackson, MS.
"Southern Light is proud to partner with wireless carriers to provide high-capacity solutions to end users," said Andy Newton, President and CEO of Southern Light. "Wireless carriers continue to desire greater speeds, and we intend to meet that need."
This milestone compounds the significance of several other recently announced milestones, which include surpassing 5,000 route miles and lighting the 1,000th business location. Southern Light offers a variety of services to wireless carriers, enterprise customers, and government entities. These include Private Line Transport, Dedicated Internet Access, and Dark Fiber.
ABOUT SOUTHERN LIGHT
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.
SOURCE Southern Light