Integra Telecom Expands Ethernet Network & Services
Integra Telecom has announced a broad expansion of its Ethernet Services to reach more than 400,000 businesses. The rollout beginning on August 1 will enable Integra's Ethernet service portfolio from a total of 420 Central Office network facilities, expanding the current 3,000 route miles of metro fiber and 5,000 miles of long-haul fiber. Ethernet over Copper (EoC) at 120 central offices, and EoTDM, Ethernet over DS1 (EoDS1), Ethernet over DS3 (EoDS3) from 300 central offices will be widely available throughout the Integra network footprint in the Western United States including Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Minnesota, Montana, Nevada, North Dakota, Oregon, Utah and Washington state. Integra Ethernet bandwidth speeds range from 3 Megabits to 10 Gigabits per second.
Integra’s carrier-class Ethernet Service over Fiber, TDM or Copper provides long haul and metro connectivity using Ethernet Private Line (EPL, E-Line), and Ethernet Virtual Private Line (EVPL), point-to-point and point-to-multipoint WAN connectivity for customers. Future planned enhancements include E-LAN for fully meshed applications, and participation in Ethernet Exchanges, enabling greater reach for Integra’s enterprise customers and network access for Integra’s wholesale customers. In addition, Integra is increasing data rates for EoC access, eventually extending bandwidth up to 100 Mb/s.
Highly available, high capacity, flexible bandwidth is critical to medium and enterprise customers for point-to-point (P2P), multi-point (multi-location) and cloud application connectivity facilitating business continuity and acceleration with simplified network management for rapid fault detection and monitoring, online customer portal for performance management, bandwidth allocation, and class of service modifications backed by industry leading Service Level Agreements (SLA). Integra’s Ethernet Services products are certified by the Metro Ethernet Forum (MEF), and MEF 9 and 14 compliant, providing guarantees of industry standard levels of data delivery. Read complete press release.
 
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