Thursday, April 09, 2009

XO Communications Ups the Ante on Ethernet

One of the leading competitive service providers offering telecom services in the higher bandwidths for businesses and organizations is upping the ante on Metro Ethernet availability, with a wide range of new service options. XO Communications is leveraging its nationwide fiber optic network, extensive collection of POPs (points of presence) and advanced Ethernet over Copper technology to make Ethernet even more appealing for WAN (Wide Area Network) bandwidth.

What's the big deal about Ethernet? It's the logical extension of the network technology of choice for nearly all businesses, large and small. That means that Metro Ethernet is pretty much a plug-and-play solution for connecting locations near and far. All your sites can act like they are on the same network - because they are.

Beyond the ease of understanding and interconnection, Ethernet offers tremendous cost advantages over traditional telco solutions originally designed to transport telephone calls. By keeping all your networks on the same technology, you gain an efficiency improvement over the "slicing and dicing" required to load packets into TDM network channels and recover them. Some Ethernet speeds can be transported over copper pair rather than fiber optic cables, avoiding a massive capital investment in areas where not all buildings are lit for fiber.

XO is now offering a range of transport speeds that include 20, 30, 40, 50, 60, 70, 200, 300, 400, and 500 Mbps over fiber. You can also get 3, 5, 15 or 20 Mbps over last mile copper where EoC or Ethernet over Copper is available. That's typically within a few miles of the nearest carrier POP or point of presence. The 3 and 5 Mbps service levels are newly available for Dedicated Internet Access (DIA), reflecting the need that many businesses have for higher speed broadband service.

XO Communication has an extensive set of network access solutions that include Ethernet over fiber optic cable, Ethernet over Copper and fixed broadband wireless. Ethernet can be delivered by wireless in speeds from 10 Mbps to 80 Mbps in 36 major metropolitan areas within line of sight to an XO wireless transmitter.

If you are considering upgrading your bandwidth or simply want to see if there is a lower cost solution for your current bandwidth needs from XO or other competitive carriers, then learn what Ethernet services are available for your business location.

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