Southern Linc

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Southern Communications Services, Inc.
FormerlySouthernLINC Wireless
Company typeSubsidiary
IndustryWireless Services
Founded1996; 28 years ago (1996)
HeadquartersAtlanta, Georgia, US
ProductsLTE, Two way messaging, Push to Talk
ParentSouthern Company

Southern Communications Services, Inc. (d/b/a as Southern Linc, and formerly as SouthernLINC Wireless) is a regional LTE carrier providing coverage in areas of the southeast United States including Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, and Florida.

The company has been recognized for its robust performance during severe weather including Hurricane Katrina, wherein SouthernLINC had recovered to 100% system availability within 72 hours of landfall. [1]


Roy Barron, long time Southern Company veteran, was the company's first president. His team including long time Southern Company veteran Danny Moore as CFO, Harold Gwinn from Alabama Power as VP of Engineering, and Jeffrey Brooks, previously with Vanguard Cellular Systems, as SVP Sales Marketing and Service. Southern Communications had its corporate headquarters in Atlanta, while billing and switching facilities were concentrated in Birmingham.

Southern Linc started as Motorola iDEN network with a broad dealer base. In 2015, Southern Linc began construction of a new 4G LTE network, which was expected initially to become operational in mid-2016 in Birmingham, Atlanta and Tuscaloosa.[2] The iDEN network was retired in March 2019, increasing LTE bandwidth to 3MHz, from 1.4MHz during the transition. [3]


  1. ^ "Southern Company Ceo Shares Details Successful Hurricane Katrina Response With Senate". T&D World. Retrieved 8 August 2018.
  2. ^ "Southern Linc to Offer Mission Critical 4G LTE Advanced Data Services to Birmingham, Atlanta and Tuscaloosa Businesses in 2016". SouthernLINC Wireless.
  3. ^ "Southern Linc offers 'Basic MCPTT' and 'High Performance MCPTT,' shuts down legacy iDEN system for LTE". Urgent Communications.

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