In a move designed to bring more business communications traffic in major metropolitan areas to the Sprint network, the company says it isleasing fiber from AGL Networks.

The multiyear agreement with AGL Networks, a wholly owned subsidiary of AGL Resources, will provide Sprint with connectivity to several central offices, Sprint mobile switching centers and a Sprint point of presence in the Atlanta area.

AGL Networks will lease fiber in its 175-mile network, which covers the Atlanta Central Business District and points north and south to Sprint. The company will also construct lateral access in the area for Sprint.

“Sprint is aggressively building metro area networks, or MANs, in markets where demand for Sprint services is extremely high,” Jim Patterson, vice president of Access Management at Sprint, said in a statement. “These MAN build-outs will significantly reduce Sprint’s reliance on incumbent local exchange carriers and improve customer order and service intervals for Sprint customers.”


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