Ethernet Internet Service is the next generation of communication services for businesses. Ethernet provides greater upload and download speeds for super-fast file transfers with the same reliable service you expect from your T1.
Ethernet Access is available in bandwidths from 1 Mbps – 10 Gbps in various increments, granting you the flexibility, scalability and control to choose the right options for your specific networking needs.
Ethernet allows business users to securely transfer large data files, utilize hosted applications, and take advantage of flexibility to add speed at any time. Ethernet can reduce costs of equipment setup and operation with a simple plug and play setup. Business Ethernet Service will reduce time spent waiting for large files to upload with synchronous upload and download speeds. Get greater bandwidth at a lower cost per megabit than T1, Frame Relay or Private Line
Ethernet provides for equally fast downloads and uploads and a dedicated connection provides better reliability and more consistent performance than a shared cable connection or DSL type service. Ethernet speeds are consistent throughout the day so you always get your peak speed, 24/7 and tremendous bandwidth provides access for small, medium and large businesses. Guaranteed Network Reliability – service level agreement guarantees 99.99% uptime.
Ethernet business access can reduce subscribers’ expense and operation expense in three ways. Due to its broad usage in almost all networking products, the Ethernet interface itself is inexpensive. Ethernet services can often cost less than competing services due to lower equipment, service and operational costs. Many Ethernet services allow subscribers to add bandwidth incrementally in 1 Mbps increments. This allows subscribers to add bandwidth as needed so they pay for only what they need.
Many Ethernet providers allow subscribers to network their business in ways that are either more complex or impossible with alternative services. For example, a single Ethernet service interface can connect multiple enterprise locations for their Intranet VPNs, connect business partners or suppliers via Extranet VPNs and provide a high speed Internet connection to an Internet Service Provider.
All Ethernet access share some common attributes, but there are differences. Ethernet Service is provided by the Metro Ethernet Network (MEN) provider. Customer Equipment (CE) attaches to the network at the User-Network Interface (UNI) using a standard 10Mbps, 100Mbps, 1Gbps or 10Gbps Ethernet interface.
Basically Ethernet Service simplifies the Network Architecture for business services. Instead of a T1 or DS3 to provide transport of communication services and then have additional equipment to translate that carrier signal, equipment providers have manufactured equipment to extend that direct Ethernet path out to the network and provide direct access to the cloud. This provides better reliability and more cost effective service for lower cost per megabyte of data communication.