Allied Fiber, Southern Light Ink Fiber IRU

Allied Fiber has announced a 20-year Indefeasible Right of Use (IRU) agreement with Southern Light.

Southern Light will utilize two fiber strands and establish a presence in all five of Allied Fiber’s colocation facilities in Georgia. Southern Light has the option to purchase additional strands on similar terms within a fixed time period.

“With this agreement, Southern Light will be able to offer a level of diversity and service that previously was not possible because the neutral infrastructure necessary to make it happen was not available,” said Michael Miller, president of Allied Fiber. “By having a presence within our neutral colocation facilities, Southern Light is also able to offer direct access in to their network within Georgia and offer significant economic benefits to the local communities they serve.”

“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.”