New PoP Adds Additional Fault Tolerance and Route Diversity to the NGN Network

Clarkesville, GA – April 11, 2016NGN, a member-owned cooperative operating over 1,600 miles of fiber optic infrastructure in North Georgia, announces it has established a new Point-of-Presence (PoP) at Colo Atl, the leading provider of carrier-neutral colocation, data center and interconnection services in Atlanta, GA. NGN now offers both Wavelength services (1, 10, 40 and 100Gbps) and Layer 2/3 services over its MPLS network (10Mbps to 10Gbps) via its newest PoP.

“With a new PoP at Colo Atl’s highly regarded colocation facility in downtown Atlanta, NGN will add additional fault tolerance and route diversity to its network,” states Paul Belk, President and CEO of NGN. “This strategic move helps us to better serve both our members and other carriers. By moving existing interconnects from other data center facilities to Colo Atl’s facility, we will not only strengthen our network, but also decrease our OpEx due to the no cross connect fee policy in Colo Atl’s Meet Me Area.”

Colo Atl is also home to the Georgia Technology Center (GTC), a test bed and live production facility for network communications equipment; and the Southeast Network Access Point (SNAP). SNAP provides next-generation Internet Exchange (IX) solutions, including SDN peering, testing and implementation.

“We’re very proud to welcome NGN to our Colo Atl family,” states Tim Kiser, Owner and Founder of Colo Atl. “NGN has quickly built a very important network throughout the Southeast and more specifically within Georgia. This announcement speaks to its continued growth and to Colo Atl’s reputation as a key PoP for NGN and many other tenants and carriers in the Southeast. We look forward to providing NGN and its highly valued members with colocation and interconnection services at the most affordable rates available in Atlanta.”

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