US LEC Corp. (Nasdaq: CLEC), a full-service provider of IP, data and voice solutions to businesses and enterprise organizations throughout the Eastern United States, today announced the expansion of its Ethernet Local Loop transport service to the metro and surrounding areas of Tampa, Fla.
“US LEC continues to aggressively expand its IP-based service offering across its footprint to meet the growing demand for these services,” said Andy Drotleff, regional vice president for US LEC. “The addition of US LEC Ethernet Local Loop service to Tampa will provide local businesses an easily-implemented and scalable solution for their Internet and data requirements.”
The service is now available in 12 of US LEC’s switching facilities including Atlanta; Charlotte, N.C.; Fort Myers, Fla.; Jacksonville, Fla.; Miami; New York City; Orlando; Fla., Philadelphia; Richmond, Va.; and West Palm Beach, Fla. In addition to Tampa, US LEC recently announced the availability of Ethernet Local Loop in Nashville.
US LEC’s Ethernet Local Loop delivers a versatile solution by offering incremental bandwidth speeds ranging from 3 Megabits per second (Mbs) to 500Mbs, for Internet and MPLS VPN data networking services. A bursting option to handle heavy, intermittent Internet traffic is also available.
All traffic travels over US LEC’s secure network and supports Internet Protocol (IP), providing easy integration with existing infrastructure and applications. By utilizing the Ethernet platform, customers can also eliminate the need for special equipment or upgrades, such as new routers or network interface cards.
For customers transporting MPLS VPN traffic, US LEC offers quality of service (QoS) guarantees allowing traffic to be prioritized according to customer requirements. This allows the most important traffic to utilize available bandwidth first. As priority traffic decreases, other traffic uses available bandwidth.