Carrier Ethernet Locator | Fiber Ethernet Point of presence

Our carrier Ethernet location services are now handled in GeoQuote, a carrier services quotation tool. Once you enter your information, an associate will contact you with a map of lit buildings and fiber maps near you.

Carrier Ethernet Services are extension of the well-known and popular low-cost Ethernet based LAN networks to Wide Area Network (WAN) applications. Ethernet now competes with and/or compliment other transport networks in transporting voice, data and video services over long distances.

Like native Ethernet, the biggest advantages of Carrier Ethernet Services are low cost and scalability. If your business or service offering is just starting, you may only need low speed access such as 10Mb/s or 100Mb/s. As requirements change, it is easy to make upgrades in small increments. Data rates can be increased up to 1GbE, 10GbE or even 100GbE depending on availability.

Carrier Ethernet Services are available as point to point or multipoint connections over dedicated physical or virtual connections. One other advantage of Carrier Ethernet Services is that they can be accessed over a variety of ways: fiber optics, high speed Digital Subscriber Line (DSL), Hybrid Fiber Coaxial (HFC) or cable, Wireless or T1 lines.

Business like yours are using Carrier Ethernet Services for a variety of applications, including:

While T1 lines are very popular, trusted and are still very widely used, their data rates are very low by today’s standards. Unbonded T1s are only 1.5Mb/s. Carrier Ethernet Private Lines can replace T1 lines while offering higher speeds at much lower cost/bit.

Businesses can use Virtual Private Lines (VPL) to connect one or two locations to the Internet through a Carrier Ethernet Network. A VPL connection is dedicated and not shared with others outside the organization.

Carrier Ethernet Services can support multiple connections over a single physical connection. This makes it cost efficient to connect your multiple branch offices to your headquarters. The connection between your headquarters and the Carrier Ethernet Provider can be achieved with one physical connection.

One challenge Carrier Ethernet still faces is that of availability. While there are many buildings connected with Carrier Ethernet Over Optical Fiber, many more are not connected and are not within a reasonable distance from a Carrier Ethernet Point of Presence (PoP), making the cost of connecting the building prohibitive.

Carrier Ethernet Services Locator (within GeoQuote) helps you determine if a building is already connected to Carrier Ethernet or whether nearby buildings have access to the service. Enter the information required in the form above and follow prompts to instantly discover Carrier Ethernet Access locations near you. A map will display all the access locations near you.