If you own a business with more than one location in a market, you know how important it is to keep everyone connected and communicating.
With scalable speeds up to 10 Gbps and airtight security, Metro Ethernet provides a dedicated private LAN connection to all of your locations that you can manage on your own router. Got a satellite office on the other side of the city or 2 states away? Metro Ethernet lets you stay in touch with them like they’re on the other side of the wall.
Ethernet was originally created for the LAN (Local Area Network) due to distance limitations that the first Ethernet standards offered.
Today technology has improved and regulations have been lifted. Ethernet is used a lot in networking solutions, which makes it lower cost compared to other networking technology. This is one of the reasons that makes Ethernet an excellent choice to use as a WAN (Wide Area Network) connectivity product.
Metro Ethernet was first used outside of the LAN in metropolitan areas which is where the name comes from Metro Ethernet. They use fiber cabling because it supports longer distances.
Although Metro Ethernet was first only used in metropolitan areas, now days it’s also used for long-distance WAN links, often named Carrier Ethernet.
Metro E is a Layer 2 networking service providing a greater level of security and improved bandwidth for extending your office LAN network to multiple business locations.
On the customer side, you get an Ethernet connection that you can connect to your router, switch or firewall. The provider will use switches on the edge of their network. Ethernet frames that are sent by customer routers on one end, will be transparently transported to the other end.
With greater needs for wider bandwidth on smaller budgets, businesses need efficient and cost-effective networking options that allow employees in different offices across the county to communicate without disruption. Metro Ethernet offers efficient and scalable options to help your employees collaborate with each other and communicate with clients.
Additionally, carrier Ethernet saves you money in many ways. It works with most current network devices, minimizing the need for more equipment. Its built-in protections will prevent costly network intrusions, and it’s flexible speeds will help you plan effectively for future growth.