SouthernLINC Wireless

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SouthernLINC Wireless
IndustryWireless Services
Founded1996; 23 years ago (1996)
HeadquartersAtlanta, Georgia, USA
ProductsiDEN, 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 iDEN carrier providing coverage in areas of the south east United States including Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, and Florida.

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.

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]

Southern Linc is also a Motorola iDEN network with a broad dealer base and is a subsidiary of Southern Company. Other Southern Company subsidiaries include: Alabama Power, Georgia Power, Mississippi Power, Gulf Power, and Southern Nuclear (among others).

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]


  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.

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