For years, many telecom industry analysts have pointed to fiber as the future of internet access. The reality is that fiber-based services are available in only about a third of office buildings across the U.S., primarily in downtown metro areas or large corporate parks. This is because the economics of running fiber do not support geographies with more modest commercial building densities, which means that more than two thirds of businesses today have few options for acquiring high-speed internet access. But advancements in technology are allowing increases in data speeds as well as distances from carrier aggregation equipment when using copper wires, making Ethernet over Copper (EoC) more attractive for businesses, as well as a solution for the surge in demand for hybrid and SD-WAN networking.
Global Capacity recently expanded its nationwide Ethernet service, further strengthening its standing as the leading Ethernet over Copper (EoC) solutions provider in the U.S. The company’s investment in Central Office (CO) facility equipment enables it to leverage the existing copper infrastructure to deliver from 1 Mbps up to 100 Mbps access directly to customers, while satisfying the growing demand for hybrid and SD-WAN network solutions.
Global Capacity has increased the density of its Ethernet services footprint, making the company’s services available to an additional 302,188 new commercial addresses in 264 cities across 36 metro markets in 20 states. These services include EoC, which offers symmetric speeds ranging from 1 Mbps up to 100 Mbps to over 2.2 million business addresses. Global Capacity’s EoC provides businesses with access to a high-bandwidth, resilient and cost-efficient service, and enables companies that are in buildings without fiber connectivity a strong, high-speed option. This service is based on location availability.
Global Capacity also offers Asymmetric Ethernet (AsyE) service that provides asymmetric speed up to 50/10 Mbps. Filling the gap for businesses where other broadband services fall short, AsyE offers COS business-class uptime guarantees, and MPLS and Voice application support. AsyE service is also based on location availability.
With Global Capacity’s One Marketplace™, Network, Cloud, Application, and Over-the-Top (OTT) service providers can establish Ethernet Network-to-Network Interface (ENNI) to drive down access charges and reach more than 9.8 million business locations. What’s more, Global Capacity has further simplified the purchase of its access services by reducing 1 Gbps ENNI port charges to zero dollars for all new interconnections.
Global Capacity President Jack Lodge commented on the company’s expanded Ethernet service.
“As demand for our Ethernet offerings continues to soar, Global Capacity recognizes the need to respond quickly to businesses to provide scalable solutions that can meet demand as they grow,” he stated. “Global Capacity will continue to expand Ethernet coverage in 2017 to address the need to connect to high-value destinations, including private and public Cloud, business applications, internet and data centers.”