Sharing Business Broadband
Even smaller businesses can have high performance dedicated Internet
access by splitting the cost of a fiber optic Ethernet connection
with other businesses in their building or business park.
Carrier Ethernet is Available
Carrier Ethernet Services are already available in major metropolitan
areas from competitive carriers such as XO Communications. You
can order 10 Mbps Ethernet, 100 Mbps Fast Ethernet or Gigabit
Ethernet connections to match your current network bandwidth.
Is Ethernet a Full or Half
The original Ethernet implementation was based on avoiding collisions
on packets all sharing the same network line. Small networks using
hubs are half-duplex. Switched Ethernet networks are full duplex
because the layer 2 switches prevent packet collisions.
What is a Service Level Agreement?
An SLA or Service Level Agreement is often part of the contract
between a business and telecom carrier for line services such
as carrier Ethernet.The SLA spells out the expected availability
of the line service and what penalties the carrier is liable for
if the line doesn't perform as stated.
What is the Cost Advantage
of Carrier Ethernet
Where available, Ethernet transport services from competitive
carriers may cost less than half the lease price of DS3 service
for over twice the bandwidth. The difference in cost between SONET
optical carrier service and Gigabit Ethernet WAN service is even