XO Adds Ethernet Access Speeds

XO Communications is trying to satisfy the need for speed, announcing Thursday the nationwide availability of an expanded range of new Ethernet access speeds for businesses, enterprises and wholesale customers.

XO now offers customers Ethernet transport speeds of 20, 30, 40, 50, 60, 70, 200, 300, 400, or 500mbps at XO on-net fiber locations, and speeds of 3, 5, 15 or 20mbps at locations served by last-mile copper where XO has deployed Ethernet-over-copper technology.

XO also is making 3 and 5mbps mid-band Ethernet access options for Dedicated Internet access service available for the first time.

The additions are made possible following XO’s deployment of an enhanced Ethernet switching platform in major metropolitan locations across its nationwide network last year. In addition, this platform provided a pathway for XO to offer any-to-any, multisite Ethernet solutions, along with multiple classes of service on an on-demand basis.

XO now offers Ethernet services at speeds from 10mbps to 10gbps to businesses and service providers in 75 major metropolitan markets through its 19,000 route mile inter-city fiber optic network and nearly one million fiber miles of metro networks.

It also has deployed EoC technology to extend its Ethernet services footprint beyond its fiber network and enable businesses at copper-fed locations to take get Ethernet services at speeds of 3mbps to 80mbps.

XO also has the capability to use fixed broadband wireless technology in 36 metropolitan markets to deliver Ethernet services at speeds ranging from 10mbps to 800mbps.

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