Integra Doubles Bandwidth for Ethernet Over Copper Services

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Integra Telecom Inc. doubled the bandwidth capacity on its Ethernet over Copper service from 30MBps to 60MBps to provide customers with network traffic management and scalable bandwidth in support of IP/MPLS VPNs, Internet, SIP trunking and hosted VoIP as a few examples.

The EoC service offers customers symmetrical access throughout Integra's 11-state network footprint, enabling the CLEC to serve customers located beyond the reach of the carrier's metro fiber network.

Integra owns and operates an enterprise-class network consisting of a 5,000-mile long-haul fiber-optic network, 3,000 miles of metropolitan fiber and a nationwide IP/MPLS network. Its  fiber network connects directly to more than 2,200 enterprise buildings and data centers.

Earlier this year, Integra expanded its EoC network to more than 120 central offices, reaching more than 400,000 businesses. It also launched a new interactive network map, which enables customers and prospects to view Integra's product availability as well as fiber and EoC assets.

Unlike competitive offerings, Integra's EoC is integrated with the company's fiber network. Integra's  EoC services originate from fiber-fed Local Service Offices (LSOs) linked to the company's fiber backbone, providing another option for bandwidth at addressable locations as well as between facilities served by the company's long-haul fiber network footprint.

"Integra's ability to deliver high bandwidth Ethernet via fiber or copper gives us an advantageous position in delivering managed services and network solutions that meet the needs of enterprises and multilocation customers," said Mike Kozlowski, Integra's director of product management for transport and data, in a press statement.

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