SouthernLINC Wireless President and CEO Re-elected to Boards of Directors of Three Wireless Trade Groups

ATLANTA, Oct. 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- SouthernLINC Wireless, a Southern Company (NYSE: SO), announced today that President and CEO Don Horsley has been re-elected to the boards of directors of three wireless industry organizations: CTIA–The Wireless Association®, the Enterprise Wireless Alliance (EWA) and the Competitive Cellular Association (CCA).

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"I am pleased to be able to continue to serve with CTIA, EWA and CCA on their missions to advocate on behalf of the wireless industry," said Horsley. "I look forward to contributing a regional carrier's perspective to all three organizations."

Horsley will continue on CTIA's 38-member board of directors through 2013. CTIA announced its election results earlier this month at MobileCON™ in San Diego. Based in Washington, D.C., CTIA is a not-for-profit, international organization representing the wireless communications industry.

During the EWA's 2012 Leadership Conference in Nashville, Tenn., the trade group re-elected Horsley to another one-year term on its board of directors. EWA is at the forefront of spectrum management and advocacy issues and provides vital services necessary for the successful deployment of wireless communications.

In addition, Horsley was re-elected to serve on CCA's board of directors through 2015 at their 20th annual meeting last month in Las Vegas. CCA is the nation's leading association for competitive wireless providers and stakeholders across the United States. The licensed service area of CCA's more than 100 members covers 95 percent of the nation.

Part of Southern Company for more than 30 years, Don Horsley, was named president and CEO of SouthernLINC Wireless in August 2011. He concurrently serves in the same capacity for Southern Telecom, a wholly-owned subsidiary of SouthernLINC Wireless.

About SouthernLINC Wireless

SouthernLINC Wireless, a Southern Company (NYSE: SO), is an Atlanta-based regional wireless carrier with network coverage in the major metro and rural areas of Alabama, Georgia, southeast Mississippi and northwest Florida. SouthernLINC Wireless combines multiple communication options, including Push To Talk two-way radio (PTT), cellular service, wireless Internet access, wireless data, and text and picture messaging, into one hand-held device. For more information, please call 1-800-818-LINC (5462) or visit

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About Southern Company

With 4.4 million customers and more than 43,000 megawatts of generating capacity, Atlanta-based Southern Company (NYSE: SO) is the premier energy company serving the Southeast. A leading U.S. producer of electricity, Southern Company owns electric utilities in four states and a growing competitive generation company, as well as fiber optics and wireless communications. Southern Company brands are known for excellent customer service, high reliability and retail electric prices that are below the national average. Southern Company also is continually ranked among the top utilities in Fortune's annual World's Most Admired Electric and Gas Utility rankings. Visit our website at

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