Carrier Ethernet for Dedicated Business Internet Access
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Carrier Ethernet services extend the power and efficiencies present in carrier backbone networks to customer premises. Over the last twenty years, ethernet has evolved to be the defacto standard for local area networks (LAN). And, while carrier network evolution has been relatively slower, newly available ethernet internet absolutely delivers on key areas of performance, rich features, flexibility, scalabilty and cost reduction for business operations requiring the utmost reliable dedicated internet access.
Like any telecommunications service, ethernet internet availability is directly related to carrier network assets or points of presence. Fortunately for consumers, ethernet has been adopted across carrier networks including different media types, making dedicated internet access over ethernet widely available. Carrier Ethernet provides business internet access, other internet protocol and non-IP oriented services is easily classified by its speed, encapsulating protocols and media types. In major metropolitan areas, Metro Ethernet and Gigabit Ethernet are On-Net services connecting directly to carrier fiber optic media,
Ethernet Access Speed
Ethernet over Copper 2 to 20 Mb
Ethernet over DS1 / DS3 1.5 to 45 Mb
Metro Ethernet 100 Mb to 1 Gb
Wireless Ethernet 3 Mb to 1 Gb
Gigabit Ethernet 1 to 100 Gb
transporting data from 100 Mbps (megabits per second) to 999 Mbps, and 1 Gbps (gigabits per second) up to 100 Gbps, respectively. Outside metro communities, ethernet services may be delivered by Off-Net infrastructures and protocols, namely DS1 (T1), DS3 and DSL (Ethernet over Copper). Ethernet over Fixed Wireless provides a flexible internet access alternative for customers either just outside the metro or in cases where wiring is simply not practical.
Carrier Ethernet presents numerous, superior business and technical values highlighted by outstanding data speeds backed by contractual Service Level Agreements (SLA) specifying performance metrics including low latencies, mean time between failures (MTTF) and mean time to repair (MTTR). Suitable for any combination of business applications including dedicated internet access, data and voice communications, carrier ethernet can temporarily burst or more permanently scale in speed via software within the physical parameters of carrier network media types, user network interface (UNI) and adapters.

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