How does Ethernet compare to T1?
Why is Metro Ethernet the future?
Ethernet is, quite simply, plugging your network directly into a
telecom provider's network. When you bypass the local
phone company you cut out an expensive transport step. Having direct
access to customers is a carrier's goal as it allows them to
control the user's experience from end to end while reducing
cost. These savings are passed on to you.
"The market for managed metro Ethernet services is expected to grow by 30 per
cent a year until 2010, when it will top $25 billion (?2.3bn) worldwide."
Infonetics Research - July 2007
"Over time, Ethernet will overwhelm SONET in the MAN/WAN market. Ethernet is
cheaper, has better economies of scale and allows for simpler, more unified
networks. Ethernet is at the gates, and it's coming in."
Greg Collins - July 2007
Business Communications Review Magazine
In Their Own Words:
|"To be honest, I had no idea that metro Ethernet was
available in my building here in . When I went looking
for a bonded T1 I discovered that I could get 10MB of
broadband through a network Ethernet connection to
XO Communications for less than I planned to pay
for a 6MB bonded T1 line. ShopforEthernet.com really
makes it easy for businesses to get more for less."
|How does this tool work?
How is this tool valuable?
- You enter your building address in the form above.
- You will see a map with your location along with
markers of surrounding buildings who have been "lit" by
the major telecom service providers.
- If you would like to learn more, you'll be able to
enter you contact information to receive a phone call
from our staff of Ethernet service experts.
The GeoQuote Ethernet locator is valuable for people or business who are looking to:
Is this lookup tool free?
- move into a building with existing carrier facilities.
- substantially upgrade their current broadband connections.
- establish a direct relationship with a provider without the local Bell in the equation.
- find a carrier who provides QoS (Quality of Service) guarantees. Since the
carrier you select is in complete control of your connection, it is much easier for them
to provide QoS.
- gather information that will be helpful in the planning stages of broadband deployment for a new real-estate development.
Yes. We do not require that you pay a fee to access this information - however, we do
require that you purchase service through us if you decide to buy. We are compensated from
the participating carriers when you order through us, which pays for the development and
maintenance of this web site.
Can I order Ethernet service online?
Not yet. Even if our Ethernet lookup tool shows you are in an On-Net building, we must still go
through a manual check on both pricing and service availability. However, know that our Ethernet
Experts are here to assist you with every step of the process.
To speak with an Ethernet specialist, call toll-free 877-346-3232.