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tw telecom Touts New National Ethernet Service Solution
December 17, 2012 - News

Managed-services provider tw telecom on Monday announced wide availability of its newest national Ethernet service solution.

E-Access, or “One to Many" Ethernet, is designed to provide Business Ethernet reach across the United States to thousands of enterprise customers and buildings through a single Ethernet connection scalable to 10 Gigabytes.  tw telecom says it is the first to offer national E-Access Ethernet connectivity based on new MEF 33 standards.

Through a single network connection in one location, tw telecom says its Business Ethernet service is delivered to virtually any building or data center in the United States across its 75 market national footprint. The E-Access solution provides ready-made infrastructure for carriers to quickly and easily reach their end user locations across a secure, scalable and trusted network, the company added.

tw telecom has teamed with Columbus Networks to offer the carrier an advanced resilient hub into a national footprint from their landing station in Miami.

“Our initial experience with tw telecom has enabled us to successfully connect to many U.S. customer locations from one network access point," said Peter Collins, executive vice president and chief technical officer, Columbus Networks. “The uniqueness of E-Access provides us with additional seamless and scalable connectivity to extend our regional managed business solutions to customers with offices here in the USA."

“E-Access with an external network to network interface (ENNI) provides carrier, application, and data center service providers with a single point of access into tw telecom’s vast national Ethernet footprint," said Tom Marx, president of tw telecom’s wholesale services. “These providers are recognizing the need for a secure and scalable network as they roll out business critical applications to their customers. Many of these carriers typically do not have their own network to connect everywhere they need to go. They look to tw telecom to deliver secure, scalable and predictable network connections and solutions that help them deliver applications to their customers."

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