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See which major telecom carriers offer metro ethernet in your area!


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How does Ethernet compare to T1?

Service Speed (mbps) Average
Price
Price
per Meg
DS1 (T1) 1.54 $295 $196.66
DS3 45 $1,950 $43.33
Ethernet over Copper 10 $310 $31.00
Fast Ethernet 100 $1,800 $18.00
Gigabit Ethernet 1000 $4,000 $4.00


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:

"Until one week ago I didn't even know what a metro Ethernet connection was. A telecommunications publication mentioned how it was going to drastically reduce the price per meg to businesses who qualified for service (IE: who were lucky enough to reside in a "Lit Building"). Not knowing if my building here in had Ethernet available in it, I found ShopforEthernet.com through Google. After a few minutes I was pleasantly surprised to learn that it was available, and the knowledgeable consultant who contacted me was able to help me place my order which should be installed next week. Thanks for all your help."
Jeff Brinkerhoff

How does this tool work?
  1. You enter your building address in the form above.
  2. You will see a map with your location along with markers of surrounding buildings who have been "lit" by the major telecom service providers.
  3. 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.
How is this tool valuable?

The GeoQuote Ethernet locator is valuable for people or business who are looking to:
  • 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.
Is this lookup tool free?

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.