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Flickertronics Provides Internet Connectivity with the Best Pricing from over 100 Internet Carriers, WIth global Satellite Internet
 

 

  • Fiber Optic Internet
  • DSL
  • Broadband Cable Internet
  • T-1
  • DS3/T3
  • Metro-Ethernet MIS
  • Metro-Ethernet Private Line
  • Global Satellite Internet coverage

 

 
  • OC-1
  • OC-3
  • OC-3c / STM-1
  • OC-12 / STM-4
  • OC-24
  • OC-48 / STM-16 / 2.5G SONET
  • OC-192 / STM-64 / 10G SONET
  • OC-768 / STM-256 / 40G SONET
 
  • IPsec VPN
  • SD-WAN
  • Ethernet Private Line – EPL
  • MPLS VPN
  • Ethernet Virtual Private Line – EVPL
  • Virtual Private LAN Service – VPLS
  • Wireless Mesh
     

 

 

What Is Business Cable Internet?

Business cable internet is a premium cable connection that helps your employees browse the web and download large files at high speeds. Unlike small-scale WiFi internet solutions, this enterprise-class alternative operates as a shared network and uses ethernet cables to deliver bandwidth up to 1 Gbps. 

This solution is practical for customers relying on high bandwidth to run industry-specific applications. As a business cable internet provider, we deliver fast, reliable internet bundled with features like managed routers, cloud apps, WiFi, web hosting, and network security.

We partner with America’s most trusted service providers to ensure that you and your employees stay connected with streamlined communications, internet speeds, downloads, and more.

Comprehensive Cable Internet Packages for Businesses

Do you worry that business cable internet may be too expensive for your budget? We act as a conduit between you and business cable internet providers, so you can enjoy cost-efficient bundles.

Business Fiber Internet Service

Fiber Internet for business is a high-speed Ethernet connection utilizing a fiber-optic network and advanced technology to deliver a superior business class Internet service. This method of Ethernet Internet access can reach speeds up to 100Gbps, depending on the location and fiber networks in the area. The performance offered by fiber optic Internet connections provides many advantages to businesses where fiber services are available.

The design of fiber optic Internet networks offer many benefits. Rather than using older and slower, copper-based network facilities to deliver service, business fiber Internet providers utilize an end to end fiber network to allow for high-bandwidth connectivity all the way to the site. Fiber internet connections don’t just offer high speeds, they also provide a more reliable service than copper-based network connections (DSL, Cable, T1). Reason being is that it’s unaffected by inclement weather and resistant to human and electrical interference. In addition, the high-quality signal strength of a fiber connection allows for lower latency, packet loss, and higher Quality of Service (QoS), when compared to traditional business broadband connections.

Fiber Internet service for business can be offered as a broadband connection with shared network access, but most customers with mission critical applications require dedicated fiber Internet service. These dedicated Internet services come with Service Level Agreements (SLAs), which guarantees the bandwidth available, as well as network performance (QoS). This makes dedicated fiber Internet service a great option for cloud connectivity, datacenters, servers, or any other application requiring the highest network performance.

Business fiber Internet costs are generally more expensive than traditional broadband connections, even for non-dedicated lines. However, the high bandwidth capacity and low latency provided by fiber optic Internet makes it a wise investment, particularly for companies with large numbers of employees who require a consistent and reliable connection. Business fiber Internet is also known as Ethernet Internet Access, Fiber Optic Internet, Dedicated Fiber Internet, or Ethernet over Fiber.

Features & Benefits of Business Fiber Internet

  • Symmetrical Upload & Download Speeds
  • High Reliability, Performance, Uptime
  • Service Level Agreement – Guaranteed Peformance
  • Low latency, Packet Loss, Jitter
  • Static IP’s – IPv4 & IPv6 Dual Stack
  • BGP & Static Routing
  • Managed Network Solutions
  • Unaffected by Weather
  • Fast Ethernet & Gigabit Ethernet Access

Fiber Optic Internet Applications

  • General Internet Connectivity
  • Accessing Cloud Based Applications
  • Mission Critical Applications
  • IP VPN Networks
  • SIP Trunking, VoIP, Streaming Video
  • Data Backup & File Sharing
  • Server and Application Hosting

 

Business Fiber has changed the way organizations, enterprises, and institutions communicate. A rapidly evolving technology, business Fiber internet connections are characterized by an ever-changing set of standards and protocols.

Business Fiber internet services – known for speed and reliability – are available through several of our carrier partners and offer a number of key benefits. With Fiber internet, your business can benefit from one of the most cost-effective, simple, and scalable internet connections available. There are two variations of Fiber.

Dedicated Fiber – This is a Fiber circuit that is dedicated to your business.  It includes a Service Level Agreement that guarantees uptime, bandwidth, jitter, packet loss, and latency. Dedicated Fiber for business offers symmetric up and downloads with speeds ranging from 10Mbps to 100Gbps.

Shared Fiber – Shared business Fiber internet, as the name implies, is on a shared network that has multiple users; consequently, the performance of these circuits can be affected by the usage of your area. Examples of this type of Fiber are Uverse and FIOS. While this Fiber internet connection doesn’t come with any guarantees, it offers much greater value per Mbps than dedicated Fiber and is reliable.  The speed on this Fiber for business starts at 25Mbps and goes up to 1Gbps.

Do you want to improve enterprise-wide connectivity with dedicated Fiber for business or our cost-effective shared Fiber for business? Contact TelcoSolutions and get a quote today!

 
Cost-effectiveness

Business Fiber internet services support a vast range of applications and facilitate high-speed data and voice-over-internet-protocol, making them a cost-effective, all-in-one option. Plus, Business Fiber works with most modern routers, meaning businesses don’t have to invest in new hardware upon adoption.

 
Integration and flexibility

Business Fiber internet simplifies networking solutions, as it integrates with virtual private networks, T1 lines, and standard Ethernet connections. With Fiber internet, you can focus on your business priorities and enjoy the flexibility that is possible with a safe and secure internet connection.

 
Multi-location connectivity

Businesses with multiple sites can benefit greatly from Business Fiber, as it facilities lightning-fast connectivity between locations. Stay connected with your employees, customers, and community with lightning-fast Fiber for business.

 

Dedicated Internet Service

Dedicated Internet Access is a business class connection providing the highest quality bandwidth, reliability, and performance available. Companies who require this consistent performance, and high Quality of Service (QoS) for applications, are typical customers of dedicated Internet service. Most dedicated Internet connections are sold by telecom carriers and Internet service providers (ISPs) as dedicated fiber Internet or Ethernet Internet access.

One of the major benefits of a dedicated Internet line versus traditional Internet connection (Cable, DSL, Wireless), lies in the amount of bandwidth available. A traditional Internet connection is a shared network with “best effort” service, unlike a dedicated connection which comes with service level guarantees (SLA). With a best effort connection the ISP will do its best to provide you with your maximum amount of bandwidth, typically called the package speed. High network traffic, packet loss, latency, and outages prevent you from ever truly realizing the full speed of your Internet connection. This is because these shared network connections are oversubscribed. Internet users connect at different times of the day, so when a larger-than-anticipated number of users are using the same connection, performance suffers for everyone with a shared network connection.

Bandwidth with a dedicated Internet connection is always symmetrical, so upload and download speeds are the same. Also, dedicated Internet access lives up to its name, it provides you with a dedicated Internet service that will always perform at the specified maximum bandwidth, regardless of other Internet traffic conditions. If you are paying for a 1Gbps x 1Gbps speed , you will get that bandwidth, since your connection is not shared. Low latency, packet loss, jitter, are all benefits of a dedicated Internet connection and guaranteed.  This makes dedicated Internet service the right choice for cloud based applications, SD WAN, video, voip services or businesses that need a highly reliable network connection. Dedicated Internet Access is also known as Dedicated Internet Line, Dedicated Internet Connection, Dedicated Fiber Internet or Ethernet Dedicated Internet.

Features & Benefits of Dedicated Internet Access

  • Dedicated Network – Not Shared
  • High Reliability & Guaranteed Performance – SLA
  • Symmetrical and Scalable Bandwidth Options
  • Tiered, Flat Rate, Usage Based Pricing
  • Static IP’s – IPv4 & IPv6 Dual Stack
  • BGP & Static Routing
  • Managed Network Solutions
  • T1, DS3, Fast Ethernet, Gigabit Ethernet Speeds

Dedicated Internet Applications

  • Internet Access & Email
  • Mission Critical Applications
  • Cloud, Voice, Video Services
  • IP VPN Network
  • Web Server and Application Hosting

 

DS3/T3 And T1 Bandwidth Connection for your Business Internet



A Business Internet DS3 Internet connection (sometimes referred to as a T3 or E3) is a leased private dedicated line that goes directly from your office to an Internet Service Provider (ISP). A DS3/T3 connection is equivalent to 28 T1/DS1 connections and uses digital signals on fiber-optic cable at speeds of 45 million bps (bits per second) or 44.736 megabits per second. Generally, this type of dedicated line is for 50-100+ users and/or high business internet bandwidth applications. DS3/T3 connections can also be used for point to point access (direct connection between 2 business sites).

As a standard used in the North American and Japanese marketplaces, a DS3 Internet line can handle 672, 64Kbps voice conversations or one video data channel. The DS3/T3 line has enough width to transmit full-motion real-time videos and very large databases over a busy service network. Generally, a line would be installed as a major networking channel for a large corporation, research facility, call center, or university with high volume network traffic. But there are multiple smaller scale business uses also.... particularly when multiple locations are involved. Bandwidths for a Fractional T3, up to a full T3, generally run at speeds between 6 Mbps through 45 Mbps.

A DS3 connection (or T3 connection), is great for companies with large bandwidth Internet service needs. It is especially useful as the backbone for Disaster Recovery systems. If your company needs computer access for 50 + users or needs to run high bandwidth applications like video conferencing, you are likely in the market for a T3/E3 connection. A DS3/T3 line is also a viable solution for companies looking to resell bandwidth to their customers. The common T1 line can handle 24 simultaneous voice calls or a high-speed Internet connection speed of 1.54 Mbps. This T1 is usually the solution of choice for small to mid-size businesses. A DS3 line can handle 672 simultaneous voice calls or provide a high speed Internet connection of 45 Mbps.
The DS3/T3 is typically used by business Internet high end data and voice customers as it is the equivalent of 28 T1 lines or 672 voice lines.

Most circuits are "fractional", meaning a portion of the circuit. A DS3/T3 is capable of 45 megabits per second. Fractional DS3s are usually, 8 megabit per second which is equal to about five (5) T1s. Today this is more than fast enough for most all business needs.

The DS3/T3 rates of the circuit is always mileage based. The farther, the distance from your ISPs Central Office (CO) connection the more it will cost. On top of that there is often a bandwidth usage rate. Our T3 prices are very competitive.

A DS3/T3 Internet service connection can be deployed for a wide variety of applications. The most common uses are DS3/T3 point to point (tying 2 distinct business Internet locations together), T3 internet (data), T3 frame relay, T3 voice, and T3 VPN.
The business internet rates for these connections varies widely depending on the carrier, location of service and the application for which the connection is being used. Using a free DS3/T3 rate research service such as ours will allow you to obtain current business providers T3 prices for your location. We also provide T1 quotes and other high speed internet prices.

DS and T are used to classify digital circuits according to the rate and format of the signal (DS) and the equipment (T) that is used to provide these signals. However, when someone refers to DS1 they are referring to T1, as much of the time these terms are used synonymously.

A DS3 line provides non optical, high-speed connectivity and transmits data at rates up to 45 mbps. The line has approximately 672 voice grade telephone lines and has the capability of transmitting full motion, real time video and large databases across intensely used, bandwidth hungry networks. Typical installation of the Internet network would include large corporations, universities, and networks with high volume traffic such as call centers, enterprise VoIP and IP PBX systems, Internet service providers, research labs, video conferencing centers and software development companies.

A DS3 is ideal for businesses that are in search of unlimited high-capacity network access. The signal is composed of 28 DS1 signals and constructed using a two-step multiplexing process to convert into seven DS2 signals. The 7-DS2 signals are then, multiplexed into one DS3 signal.

Point to Point Service

Point to Point Circuit is a private data connection securely connecting two or more locations for private data services. A point to point circuit is a closed network data transport service which does not traverse the public Internet. The service is inherently secure with no data encryption needed. Point to Point connections are available in a range of a bandwidth speeds including point to point T1, DS3, or point to point Ethernet. As bandwidth needs continue to increase, Ethernet private lines have become the preferred transport method for higher speed connectivity.

A point to point connection is also a dedicated service that provides unparalleled quality of service (QoS), as it is not a shared network service (a private line). The network path taken is always the same, and a direct network route, providing for very low latency and packet loss. This is ideal for applications where performance is imperative, and service is backed by network guarantees (SLA). Point to Point links are used by businesses to provide reliable, secure point to point data service for applications including private cloud, data center connections, file sharing, data backup, VOIP, and video. Also, a point to point network can also be configured to carry voice, video, Internet, and data services together over the same point to point connection.

Pricing for point to point service is based on mileage, so it can be more expensive than other data transport options like EVPL, VPLS, and MPLS VPN, especially for long distances. For businesses looking for the security, reliability, and network performance, a point to point link is a good solution. Point to Point Circuits are also known as a Point to Point Link, Private Line, Leased Line, or Data Line.

Features & Benefits of Point to Point Circuit

  • Secure Private Data Line
  • Service Level Agreement – SLA
  • Guaranteed Circuit Speeds
  • Unmatched Reliability & Quality of Service – QoS
  • Integrate Voice, Video, Data Services

Point to Point Service Applications

  • Hybrid & Private Cloud Connectivity
  • Networking Remote Sites
  • Data Center Connectivity
  • Secure File Sharing
  • Remote Data Backup
  • VOIP & Video Applications

 

Wavelength Service

Wavelength Service is a large dedicated bandwidth connection providing access to high-speed Internet or point to point data delivered over lit fiber-optic lines. Wavelength circuits are designed to provide high-performance, low latency, secure, dedicated connectivity, between two sites. These point to point layer 1 network connections utilize DWDM technology to support multiple connections over a carriers fiber network. Network transparency and control is a major benefit of layer 1 networks, which allows full customer management of layer 2 networking over it.

Wavelength solutions are typically used to upgrade or replace traditional point to point data connections, but at a higher speed with lower cost. Speeds available range from 1Gbps to 100Gbps, with various optical handoff types available. Carrier routing of wavelength circuits can be done with custom network designs, as well as configurations for protection and redundancy.

As with all dedicated data network connections, a wavelength circuit comes with a Service Level Agreement (SLA), which guarantees network performance and QoS. Most importantly, reliability and low latency are key features of optical wavelength services, with priority support given to customers. However, wavelength pricing is based on distance, which makes circuits more expensive for connecting very remote sites and global networks. But for locations that are regional in nature, wavelength pricing is very cost effective versus other data network technologies.

Optical wavelength connections are ideal for financial institution applications, data center interconnects, public and private cloud connectivity, voice/video applications, wireless tower and ISP backhauls. Availability of wavelength solutions is dependent on existing fiber to the sites or having fiber in the area to build out. In addition, having the wavelength equipment needed in the POP to support it is another factor. A Wavelength Service is also known as a Wave, Wavelength Circuit, Optical Wavelength Service, or Point to Point Fiber Connection.

Features & Benefits of Wavelength Services

  • Large Bandwidth Connections
  • Layer 1 Network Transparency & Control
  • High Reliability & Low Latency
  • Secure Data Connectivity
  • Guaranteed Performance – SLA
  • Custom Network Routes
  • Protected and Unprotected Options
  • 1 to 100 Gigabit Ethernet Speeds

Wavelength Circuit Applications

  • Secure WAN Applications
  • Public & Private Cloud Connections
  • Low Latency Applications
  • Video and Voice
  • Data Center & Backup
  • WISP & ISP Backhaul

 

 

 

 

 

Fiber Optic Internet

A Fiber Optic Internet service is a large bandwidth connection providing high-speed Internet or data service delivered over fiber optic lines. Fiber Internet is used by businesses that are engaged in telecommunications, wholesale Internet access, or wholesale ISP services to provide the bandwidth capacity needed for customer applications including email, file sharing, web hosting, data backup, video, VOIP, or VPN access. Fiber Optic Internet service comes in many speeds ranging from Ethernet to DS3 to wavelengths, as well as lit and dark fiber optic lines. Fiber Optic Internet is also known as Wholesale Carrier EthernetWholesale ISPWholesale Internet AccessWavelength ServiceFiber InternetLit Fiber Buildings, or Dark Fiber.

 

Dedicated Internet

A Dedicated Internet connection provides high-speed symmetrical Internet bandwidth delivered over fiber optic or copper phone lines. Dedicated Internet connections are used by businesses to provide reliable, guaranteed dedicated bandwidth for applications including email, file sharing, web hosting, data backup, video, VOIP, and cloud services. A Dedicated Internet service is superior to cable, DSL, or wireless Internet because it is not a shared network connection. Service comes with a Service Level Agreement (SLA) for guarantees on speed, performance, uptime, and repair. Dedicated Internet connections are the preferred access type for most mid to large sized businesses.  Speeds available range from 10Mbps Ethernet to 100Gbps Gigabit Ethernet. Dedicated Internet Access is also known as a T1 Line, Dedicated Fiber, Ethernet Internet, EoC or EoF.

 

Dedicated Fiber

A Dedicated Fiber service is a high-speed ethernet connection with bandwidth of 10Mbps to 100Gbps delivered over fiber optic lines. These services are used primarily by businesses to provide reliable, dedicated Internet access as well as other applications including email, file sharing, web hosting, data backup, VOIP, video, VPN, or cloud applications. Dedicated Internet is superior to cable, DSL, and shared fiber Internet access because it offers higher QoS, symmetrical bandwidth speeds, and a Service Level Agreement with guarantees on network performance, uptime, and repair. These connections are available in SMF, MMF interfaces with 10Mbps Ethernet, 100Mbps Fast Ethernet, 1Gbps to 100Gbps Ethernet handoffs. Dedicated Fiber Internet access is also known as Dedicated Internet, DIA, Ethernet over Fiber, or Ethernet Access.

Fiber Backhaul

A Fiber Backhaul is a dedicated point to point fiber connection between an access node and the core network or POP.  Backhaul Fiber is mostly used by businesses that are engaged in telecommunications, wholesale Internet access, wholesale ISP or WISP services.  This dedicated backhaul fiber connection provides the bandwidth capacity needed for service an area or a specific site. Fiber Backhaul connections are commonly used in the wireless or WISP space to service tower locations or antenna sites with fiber needed for wireless capacity.  Backhaul Fiber is also known as a Point to Point Connection, Ethernet Private Line, Wholesale Carrier Ethernet, Wholesale Internet AccessWavelength Service or Lit Fiber.

Wholesale Internet

A Wholesale Internet service is a large bandwidth connection providing a high-speed Internet connection delivered over fiber optic lines or in a datacenter. Wholesale Internet access is used by businesses that are engaged in web based applications, media, telecommunications, or providing ISP services. This dedicated connection provides the network needed to support customer applications over the web and distributing Internet connectivity to end users. Wholesale Internet providers offer many speeds ranging from Gigabit to Terabit Ethernet access. Wholesale Internet access is also known as Wholesale Carrier EthernetWholesale ISP, Wholesale WISP, Wholesale Bandwidth, or Lit Fiber Service.

 

Wholesale Telecom

Wholesale Telecom is the resale of telecommunications services utilizing carrier network connectivity. Types of services sold include various voice, data, wireless, and Internet access options. Wholesale Telecom is used by companies engaged in web based applications, media, telecommunications, or providing ISP services. Services are sold in bulk with a buy rate, lease, or white label option. Wholesale Telecom is also known as Wholesale CarrierWholesale ISP, Wholesale Wireless, Wholesale Bandwidth, Wholesale Voice, Dark and Lit Fiber Services.

DIA Circuit

A DIA circuit is a dedicated Internet access connection providing high-speed symmetrical Internet bandwidth delivered over fiber optic lines. DIA Internet access is used by businesses to provide reliable, guaranteed dedicated bandwidth for applications requiring QoS and high availability. A DIA network is superior to cable, DSL, or wireless Internet because it is not a shared network or best effort connection. All DIA services comes with a Service Level Agreement (SLA) for guarantees on speed, performance, uptime, and repair. Fiber DIA is the preferred access type for most mid to large sized businesses with speeds from 10Mbps Ethernet to 100Gbps Gigabit Ethernet. DIA Internet is also known as Dedicated Internet Access, Direct Internet Access, Dedicated Fiber, Ethernet Internet, Fiber DIA or EoF.

IP Transit

An IP Transit service is a type of internet connection that provides a company with access to the internet by routing internet traffic from one network to another. IP Transit services are provided by an internet service provider (ISP) and involves the provider connecting the customer’s network to the wider internet through its own network infrastructure. The customer pays the service provider for a certain amount of internet bandwidth, which the provider delivers to the customer’s network through a dedicated connection. This dedicated connection provides the customer with a direct connection to the internet, allowing the customer to transmit and receive internet traffic (transit) with other networks on the internet. These services are used by organizations that require very high-speed internet connectivity for their day-to-day operations, such as telecom providers, data centers, and ISPs. Internet transit services allow organizations to bypass the need to build their own internet connectivity infrastructure. IP Transit is also known as Internet Transit Service, Wholesale Bandwidth Service, Internet Interconnect, or Wholesale Internet Access.

Integrated T1

An Integrated T1 is a voice and data phone line consisting of 24 channels for voice, data, or internet service. Integrated T1 lines are used by businesses to provide local and long-distance voice service as well as internet or data service over integrated access. The service is available as channelized or dynamic voice and data lines with bandwidth up to 1.54Mbps (T1). This provides increased cost efficiency by delivering one integrated access line (T1) for all voice and data services. An integrated T1 line is available in a variety of configurations including integrated PRI, analog & digital trunks, multiple bundled T1’s, and Ethernet integrated access. Integrated T1 service is also known as a Dynamic T1Flex T1, or Bundled T1 Line

Dynamic T1

A Dynamic T1 is a voice and data phone line consisting of channels for voice, data, or internet service. Dynamic T1 lines are used by businesses to provide local and long-distance voice service as well as internet or data service over integrated access. The service is available as dynamic voice and data lines with bandwidth up to 1.54Mbps (T1). This provides increased cost efficiency by delivering one integrated access line (T1) for all voice and data services. A dynamic T1 line is available in a variety of configurations including dynamic PRI, analog & digital trunks, multiple bundled T1’s, and dynamic Ethernet access. Dynamic T1 service is also known as an Integrated T1, Flex T1Dynamic PRI T1, or Bundled T1 Line.

Flex T1

A Flex T1 is a voice and data phone line consisting of channels for voice, data, or internet service. Flex T1 lines are used by businesses to provide local and long distance voice service as well as internet or data service over integrated access. The service is available as dynamic voice and data lines with bandwidth up to 1.54Mbps (T1). This provides increased cost efficiency by delivering one integrated access line (T1) for all voice and data services. A flex T1 line is available in a variety of configurations including flex PRI, analog & digital trunks, multiple bundled T1’s, and flex Ethernet access. Flex T1 service is also known as an Integrated T1Flex PRI T1Dynamic T1, or Bundled T1 Line.

Bundled T1

A Bundled T1 is a voice and data phone line consisting of channels for voice, data, or internet service. Bundled T1 lines are used by businesses to provide local and long-distance voice service as well as internet or data service over integrated access. The T1 bundle is available as channelized or dynamic voice and data lines with bandwidth up to 1.54Mbps (T1). This provides increased cost efficiency by delivering one integrated access line (T1) for all voice and data services. A T1 bundle is available in a variety of configurations including dynamic PRI, analog & digital trunks, multiple bundled T1’s, and dynamic Ethernet access. Bundled T1 service is also known as an Integrated T1Dynamic T1, or Flex T1 line.

Bonded T1

A Bonded T1 is a connection providing high-speed multiple T1 lines for Internet bandwidth between 1.544Mbps and 12Mbps. Bonded T1 lines are delivered using MLPPP T1 over fiber optic or copper phone lines. Bonded T1 service is used by businesses to provide reliable, dedicated NxT1 service for Internet access as well as other applications including email, file sharing, web hosting, data backup, video, or VPN access. A bonded T1 line is superior to cable or DSL Internet access because it offers a Service Level Agreement with guarantees on bonded T1 speed, performance, uptime, and repair. Bonded T1 service is used when higher than T1, but less than DS3 Internet bandwidth is needed. Bonded T1 service is also known as a Multiple T1 Line, MLPPP T1NxT1 Line, or T1 Lines.

T1 Circuit

A T1 Circuit is an Internet connection providing high-speed T1 bandwidth of 1.544Mbps delivered over fiber optic or copper phone lines. T1 circuits are used by businesses to provide reliable, dedicated T1 service for Internet access as well as other applications including email, file sharing, web hosting, data backup, video, or VPN access. A T1 line is superior to cable or DSL Internet access because it offers a Service Level Agreement with guarantees on T1 speed, performance, uptime, and repair. A T1 connection can also be configured by a T1 provider to carry voice services (Integrated T1) or for service higher than T1 bandwidth (Bonded T1). T1 lines are also known as an Internet T1Data T1DS1 LineT1 CircuitBonded T1, or T1 Leased Line.

 

Internet DS3 / T3

An Internet DS3 is an Internet connection providing high-speed DS3 bandwidth of 45Mbps delivered over fiber optic or coax cables. DS3 Internet lines are used by businesses to provide reliable, dedicated DS3 connection for internet access as well as other applications including email, file sharing, web hosting, data backup, video, or VPN access. A DS3 circuit is superior to cable or DSL Internet access because it offers higher bandwidth speeds and a Service Level Agreement with guarantees on Internet DS3 / T3 service, performance, uptime, and repair. A DS3 / T3 connection can also be configured by a DS3 provider to carry voice services since a DS3 / T3 connection has a 28 T1 line capacity. Internet DS3 / T3  lines are also known as a DS3 LineT3 Line, or DS3 Circuit.

 

Ethernet Connection

An Ethernet Connection is high-speed ethernet bandwidth of 1Mbps to 10Gbps delivered as Ethernet over fiber, Ethernet over DS3, Ethernet over T1, or Ethernet over copper phone lines. Ethernet connections are used by businesses to provide reliable, dedicated Ethernet connection for internet access as well as other applications including email, file sharing, web hosting, data backup, video, or VPN access. Ethernet access is superior to cable or DSL Internet access because it offers higher Ethernet bandwidth speeds, lower equipment costs (Ethernet line handoff), and a Service Level Agreement with guarantees on Ethernet service, performance, uptime, and repair. An Ethernet Internet connection is available in 10Mbps Ethernet, 100Mbps Fast Ethernet, 1Gbps Gigabit Ethernet, or 10Gbps Gigabit Ethernet handoffs. Ethernet Internet access is also known as an Ethernet CircuitEthernet Line, or Ethernet Access.

 

Ethernet over Fiber

An Ethernet Over Fiber service is a connection providing high-speed ethernet bandwidth of 1Mbps to 10Gbps delivered as Ethernet over fiber optic lines. Ethernet services are used by businesses to provide reliable, dedicated Ethernet connection for internet access as well as other applications including email, file sharing, web hosting, data backup, video, or VPN access. Ethernet access is superior to cable or DSL Internet access because it offers higher Ethernet bandwidth speeds, lower equipment costs (Ethernet line handoff), and a Service Level Agreement with guarantees on Ethernet service, performance, uptime, and repair. An Ethernet Internet connection is available in 10Mbps Ethernet, 100Mbps Fast Ethernet, 1Gbps Gigabit Ethernet, or 10Gbps Gigabit Ethernet handoffs. Ethernet Internet access is also known as an Ethernet Circuit,Ethernet Line, or Ethernet Access.

EoC

An EoC service is a connection providing high-speed ethernet bandwidth of 1Mbps to 100Mbps delivered as Ethernet over Copper phone lines (EOC). Ethernet services are used by businesses to provide reliable, dedicated Ethernet connection for internet access as well as other applications including email, file sharing, web hosting, data backup, video, or VPN access. Ethernet access is superior to cable or DSL Internet access because it offers higher Ethernet bandwidth speeds, lower equipment costs (Ethernet line handoff), and a Service Level Agreement with guarantees on Ethernet service, performance, uptime, and repair. An Ethernet Internet connection is available in 10Mbps Ethernet, 100Mbps Fast Ethernet, 1Gbps Gigabit Ethernet, or 10Gbps Gigabit Ethernet handoffs. Ethernet Internet access is also known as an Ethernet CircuitEthernet Line, or Ethernet Access.

Ethernet over T1

An Ethernet Over T1 (EoDS1) service is a connection providing high-speed ethernet bandwidth of 1Mbps to 100Mbps delivered as Ethernet over T1 lines (EoDS1). Ethernet services are used by businesses to provide reliable, dedicated Ethernet connection for internet access as well as other applications including email, file sharing, web hosting, data backup, video, or VPN access. Ethernet access is superior to cable or DSL Internet access because it offers higher Ethernet bandwidth speeds, lower equipment costs (Ethernet line handoff), and a Service Level Agreement with guarantees on Ethernet service, performance, uptime, and repair. An Ethernet over T1 Internet connection is available in 10Mbps Ethernet or 100Mbps Fast Ethernet handoffs. Ethernet Over T1 Internet is also known as Ethernet Over CopperEthernet CircuitEthernet Line, or Ethernet Access

Choosing a Data Networking Service

When deciding on a data networking service there are many different types of WAN technologies, which can be a bit overwhelming. Whether you are looking for network performance, reliability, security, speed, price, or application specific, the types of data communication networks available are numerous. To make this decision easier we have put together a data networking services guide to explain each type of WAN technology, it’s features, speeds, costs, and applications that each service is best used for. Here are the business data networking services available.

Types of WAN Technologies

  Topology Speeds OSI CoS/QoS Network Technology Cost
IPsec VPN Point to Point, Multi-Point, Mesh Varies Layer 3 Low Shared IP Low
SD-WAN Point to Point, Multi-Point, Mesh Varies Layer 3-7 Low-High Shared SDN Low-Mid
Metro Ethernet Point to Point 10Mbps to 10Gbps Layer 2 High Dedicated SONET Low-Mid
EPL Point to Point 10Mbps to 10Gbps Layer 2 High Dedicated SONET High
MPLS VPN Point to Point, Multi-Point, Mesh 10Mbps to 10Gbps Layer 2-3 Low-High Shared MPLS Mid-High
EVPL Point to Point, Multi-Point 10Mbps to 10Gbps Layer 2 Low-High Shared MPLS Mid-High
VPLS Point to Point, Multi-Point, Mesh 10Mbps to 10Gbps Layer 2 Low-High Shared MPLS Mid-High
Wavelength Point to Point 2.5Gbps to 100Gbps Layer 2 High Dedicated DWDM Low

IPsec VPN

IPsec VPN securely connects all of your sites on the same private network using Internet connectivity as the data communications network. This type of VPN is deployed between a security appliance or firewall at each location, ensuring a secure IPsec tunnel between sites. The LAN sits behind these security devices and software isn’t required on laptops, desktops, or servers to enable VPN connectivity between locations. VPN network topologies are available in a hub and spoke or meshed configuration.

The main benefits of these types of data networking services are cost, the ability to use existing Internet connectivity for data transport, and easy integration of remote users with VPN software. IPsec VPN connectivity does have its flaws in that the quality of service (QoS) is not consistent due to Internet network congestion or poor performance.  Also, there is increased potential for network downtime if only using one Internet connection with no failover connectivity. IPsec VPN networks are a good choice for businesses with limited IT budgets, many remote users, or basic applications and uptime requirements.

Software Defined WAN – SD-WAN

Software-Defined WAN (SD-WAN) is an emerging type of WAN technology. Software-Defined Networking (SDN) is used to automatically determine the best routes to and from locations over Internet connections and private data networks. SD-WAN creates tunnels that are transport-agnostic, so you can use Internet connections like DSL, cable, wireless, shared fiber, or dedicated connectivity. Businesses can also keep existing private data network services (MPLS, EPL, EVPL, VPLS, etc) in addition to regular Internet connectivity. This helps to improve SD-WAN network performance and reliability.

SD-WAN uses multiple tunnels to increase and optimize WAN bandwidth between different types of WAN technologies, a big advantage over traditional IPsec VPNs. This ensures applications have the highest QoS, increased WAN speeds, as well as additional network redundancy and failover. SD-WAN centralizes network control and traffic management over these links through a centralized controller or orchestrator.

VPN security is layered on top, while SDN software enables IT staff to remotely manage network edge devices and applications more easily. SD-WAN is a good option for businesses of all sizes and needs.  Enabling data networking over low-cost Internet connectivity, as well as more expensive dedicated WAN links, is a big plus. Increased reliability, performance, network agility are all key features of SD-WAN service, along with a competitive price point.

Metro Ethernet

Metro Ethernet is a point-to-point Ethernet data networking service connecting locations within a metropolitan area (MAN). Ethernet over Synchronous Optical Network (SONET) technology is used for secure point to point WAN connectivity. Circuit speeds typically range from 10 Mbps to 10 Gbps, with 100Gbps available in some metropolitan areas.

Provider networks are Layer 2, so you have control over addressing and routing. Metro Ethernet service is ideal for businesses with two or more locations in a metro area that need high bandwidth connectivity with QoS requirements. In most cases, average costs for Metro Ethernet service tend to be low due to minimal distances and limited network infrastructure used to provide service.

Ethernet Private Line – EPL

Ethernet Private Line service (EPL) provides dedicated point-to-point Ethernet network connectivity between two or more locations. Like Metro Ethernet, Ethernet over Synchronous Optical Network (SONET) is the type of WAN technology used. EPL circuits provide a reliable data networking service for customers with high bandwidth and low latency needs. A key component of EPL service is network resiliency and performance through SONET protection (network reroute).  Making this data networking service for the most mission-critical applications.

Being a Layer 2 network, addressing and routing is customer controlled. Ethernet Private Line is available from 10 Mbps to 10Gbps, with 100Gbps available in some locations. EPL is one of the more expensive types of WAN technologies due to distance-sensitive pricing and dedicated network infrastructure used.

MPLS VPN

MPLS VPN is a virtual private network built on top of a provider’s Multiprotocol Label Switching Network to provide Layer 2 or Layer 3 VPN data networking services. Multiprotocol and tagging capabilities of MPLS connect remote sites into a common type of data communication network. the configurations available include site to site, multipoint, and meshed networks. Customer data is partitioned from each other, keeping it private across the provider’s infrastructure. Data partitioning is created using MPLS tags rather than encryption.

MPLS is different from other VPN data networking services due to the fact that you can prioritize traffic types over the MPLS providers network. This allows control over application performance (low to high QoS). MPLS circuit speeds typically range from 10 Mbps to 10Gbps, with costs similar to dedicated Internet connectivity. MPLS networks are the current industry standard for a private data networking service, due to its superior performance, reliability, flexibility, and competitive pricing.

Ethernet Virtual Private Line – EVPL

Ethernet Virtual Private Line (EVPL) or E-Line provides point-to-multipoint connectivity over a provider’s MPLS network. EVPL uses Ethernet Virtual Connections (EVCs) to connect multiple locations together, as well as multiple services on a single User-to-Network Interface (UNI) at the host or hub site.

EVPL is a Layer 2 data networking service utilizing MPLS tags and supporting multiple classes of service (CoS) for low to high QoS applications. Ethernet Virtual Private Lines are available from 10 Mbps to 10 Gbps. EVPL is ideal for customers looking for a reliable type of data communications network for a hub site to multiple remote locations. Due to shared network infrastructure and limited distance costs, EVPL pricing is not as expensive as EPL.

Virtual Private LAN Service – VPLS

Virtual Private LAN Services (VPLS) or E-LAN is a data network service for multiple sites in a single bridged domain over a provider managed MPLS network. All sites on a VPLS network will appear to be on the same LAN, regardless of the location. Like EVPL, it is a Layer 2 type of data communications network that utilizes MPLS tags. VPLS also supports multiple classes of service (CoS) for low to high QoS application needs. Multiple types of WAN technologies ( MPLS VPN, Internet, EVPL) are supported on a single port and circuit.

Routing and management of the VPLS network can be done by the customer or provider. VPLS networks offer the ability of a meshed network config (any to any), so all sites can communicate with each other, increasing network continuity.  VPLS is ideal for customers looking for reliable connectivity for a hub site to many remote locations. VPLS speeds are usually 10Mbps to 10Gbps with pricing comparable to EVPL and MPLS data networking services.

Wavelengths

Wavelength Service is an optical data networking solution for customers requiring very large dedicated point-to-point data connections.  This is ideal for business continuity, data center replication, backup solutions, streaming media, or very large data transfers. Applications that require low latency and high-speed connectivity are ideal for this type of WAN technology.

Speeds typically available are 2.5Gbps, 10Gbps, 40Gbps, 100Gbps delivered as an optical handoff. Wavelength service is provisioned over a Dense Wave Division Multiplexing (DWDM) network, providing full Layer 2 transparency and management.  Unprotected and protected network reroute is available to ensure the resiliency of data network connectivity.  Wavelength service has the lowest per Gbps cost of all data networking services, but an overall higher price point due to large bandwidth sizes. This type of WAN technology is typically a wholesale application used by ISP’s, telecoms, data centers, media, and big tech.

 

 

Optical Carrier transmission rates are a standardized set of specifications of transmission bandwidth for digital signals that can be carried on Synchronous Optical Networking (SONET) fiber optic networks.[1] Transmission rates are defined by rate of the bitstream of the digital signal and are designated by hyphenation of the acronym OC and an integer value of the multiple of the basic unit of rate, e.g., OC-48. The base unit is 51.84 Mbit/s.[2] Thus, the speed of optical-carrier-classified lines labeled as OC-n is n 51.84 Mbit/s.

OC-1

OC-1 is a SONET line with transmission speeds of up to 51.84 Mbit/s

OC-3

OC-3 is a network line with transmission data rate of up to 155.52 Mbit/s

OC-3c / STM-1

OC-3c (c stands for "concatenated") concatenates three STS-1 (OC-1) frames into a single OC-3 look alike stream. The three STS-1 (OC-1) streams interleave with each other so that the first column is from the first stream, the second column is from the second stream, and the third is from the third stream. Concatenated STS (OC) frames carry only one column of path overhead because they cannot be divided into finer granularity signals. Hence, OC-3c can transmit more payload to accommodate a CEPT-4 139.264 Mbit/s signal. The payload rate is 149.76 Mbit/s and overhead is 5.76 Mbit/s.

OC-12 / STM-4

OC-12 is a network line with transmission speeds of up to 622.08 Mbit/s (payload: 601.344 Mbit/s; overhead: 20.736 Mbit/s).

OC-12 lines are commonly used by ISPs as wide area network (WAN) connections. While a large ISP would not use an OC-12 as a backbone (main link), it would for smaller, regional or local connections. This connection speed is also often used by mid-sized (below Tier 2) internet customers, such as web hosting companies or smaller ISPs buying service from larger ones.

OC-24

OC-24 is a network line with transmission speeds of up to 1244.16 Mbit/s (payload: 1202.208 Mbit/s (1.202208 Gbit/s); overhead: 41.472 Mbit/s). Implementations of OC-24 in commercial deployments are rare.

OC-48 / STM-16 / 2.5G SONET

OC-48 is a network line with transmission speeds of up to 2488.32 Mbit/s (payload: 2405.376 Mbit/s (2.405376 Gbit/s); overhead: 82.944 Mbit/s).

With relatively low interface prices, with being faster than OC-3 and OC-12 connections, and even surpassing gigabit Ethernet, OC-48 connections are used[when?] as the backbones of many regional ISPs. Interconnections between large ISPs for purposes of peering or transit are quite common. As of 2005, the only connections in widespread use that surpass OC-48 speeds are OC-192 and 10 Gigabit Ethernet.

OC-48 is also used as a transmission speed for tributaries from OC-192 nodes in order to optimize card slot utilization where lower speed deployments are used. Slower cards that drop to OC-12, OC-3 or STS-1 speeds are more commonly found on OC-48 terminals, where use of these cards on an OC-192 terminal would not allow for full use of the available bandwidth due to the number of cards that would be required.

OC-192 / STM-64 / 10G SONET

OC-192 is a network line with transmission speeds of up to 9953.28 Mbit/s (payload: 9510.912 Mbit/s (9.510912 Gbit/s); overhead: 442.368 Mbit/s).

A standardized variant of 10 Gigabit Ethernet (10GbE), called WAN PHY, is designed to inter-operate with OC-192 transport equipment while the common version of 10GbE is called LAN PHY (which is not compatible with OC-192 transport equipment in its native form). The naming is somewhat misleading, because both variants can be used on a wide area network.

OC-768 / STM-256 / 40G SONET

OC-768 is a network line with transmission speeds of up to 39,813.12 Mbit/s (payload: 38,486.016 Mbit/s (38.486016 Gbit/s); overhead: 1,327.104 Mbit/s (1.327104 Gbit/s)).[3][4]

On October 23, 2008, AT&T announced the completion of upgrades to OC-768 on 80,000 fiber-optic wavelength miles of their IP/MPLS backbone network.[5] OC-768 SONET interfaces have been available with short-reach optical interfaces from Cisco since 2006. Infinera made a field trial demonstration data transmission on a live production network involving the service transmission of a 40 Gbit/s OC-768/STM-256 service over a 1,969 km terrestrial network spanning Europe and the U.S. In November 2008, an OC-768 connection was successfully brought up on the TAT-14/SeaGirt transatlantic cable,[6] the longest hop being 7,500 km.

 

 
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