First Mile Communications and Southern Telecom will utilize the Inforum telecommunications building in downtown Atlanta as the hub for wireless broadband services.

First Mile focuses on high-speed wireless solutions. Southern Telecom is the telecommunications subsidiary of Southern Company.

In a joint statement, the companies said the wireless service will be available within a 5-mile radius of the Inforum. There are some 5,600 businesses and 1,500 office buildings within the coverage area.

“We are excited to establish the Inforum as a major hub site for our services,” said R. Stanley Allen, president of First Mile Communications. “We can now connect business customers in downtown and midtown Atlanta to first-tier telecommunications carriers and state-of-the art facilities at the INFORUM through our secure, high-capacity, cost-effective wireless links.”

First Mile: www.firstmile.com

Southern Telecom: www.southern-telecom.com