PAETEC Launches MPLS, IP Ethernet Service

PAETEC Holding Corp. (NASDAQ: PAET) today announced the availability of its Ethernet Local Loop transport service to support MPLS and Internet services. Ethernet access provides built-in scalability without the need to order additional facilities when more bandwidth is required.

“Accessing MPLS VPN and IP services over Ethernet provides customers with an economical alternative,” said PAETEC Chief Marketing Officer Jack Baron. “PAETEC’s Ethernet Local Loop provides a transport service that’s scalable, available in incremental speeds and, because it’s based on common Ethernet technology, can reduce equipment costs.”

Businesses with high-bandwidth needs are typically those most likely to need the flexibility to quickly increase their bandwidth as their business requires it. With PAETEC Ethernet Local Loop, customers can easily add more bandwidth without the time delay and expense of ordering and installing additional facilities. For instance, Ethernet Local Loop can be purchased in 1 Mbps increments starting from 1 Mbps to 1,000 Mbps, often without a change to their local loop.

Ethernet Local Loop is a familiar, proven technology that endorses low equipment costs and scalability far greater than its Time-Division Multiplexing (TDM)) counterparts. Growing demand for IP services, both Internet and Private IP Data networking, are rapidly expanding, especially with the addition of new applications such as:

  • Increasingly active Intra/extranet web sites
  • Data or document storage and retrieval
  • Distance training/collaboration between sites
  • Remote access via Internet using VPNs

Ethernet access has been available in the legacy US LEC markets, and is now available in the majority of the company’s primary markets.

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