Allied Fiber said it has signed a 20-year indefeasible right of use agreement with Georgia Transmission Corporation, a not-for-profit electric cooperative with more than 3,000 miles of high-voltage transmission lines and more than 600 substations.
GTC will be running four fibers from Jacksonville to Atlanta via Allied Fiber´s Southeast Route. The Southeast Route provides GTC with the security of sufficient bandwidth capacity for the lifetime of the agreement, with minimal costs to upgrade and maintain the network overtime.
As a part of the agreement, GTC will gain access to colocation space from three of Allied Fiber´s Georgia neutral colocation facilities located in Fargo, Ashburn and Barnesville to form the backbone of its state-wide telecommunications network. Through this network, GTC will connect to electrical facilities throughout Georgia, providing more reliable communications for operations of the State´s electrical grid.
At various points along the route, GTC´s electric membership corporations (EMC) members will be able to connect to the network via GTC´s transport services throughout the state. In turn, Allied Fiber´s Southeast Route will supply GTC with the ability to connect to its own electric substations, training facilities, and other offices through a unified telecom platform.
Allied Fiber was created as the first national, open access, integrated, network-neutral colocation and dark fiber superstructure in the United States. It offers a combined long haul and multi-access point; short haul fiber optic system coupled with its own colocation facilities to provide control of the underlying physical assets to all network operators.