Learn about an Ethernet Private Line

What is Ethernet Private Line?

Today's businesses require more bandwidth each year to keep up with increasing amounts of data. In the past, high-performance connectivity was a luxury reserved for large enterprise organizations with hefty budgets. But just like all other technology, newer, faster, and less expensive solutions are always evolving.

At the same time, businesses are growing and sometimes expanding into multiple offices to keep their competitive edge. Those businesses need modern network solutions to effectively collaborate, whether they're exchanging large files through email, interacting with cloud services, or using voice or video conferencing. Growing companies face the challenge of increasing their network capacity with flat IT budgets, without sacrificing privacy, reliability, or speed.

An Ethernet Private Line is a fast, secure, reliable solution to that challenge. Service providers have already meshed most metropolitan areas with fiber. Commonly referred to as Metro Ethernet Services, this enables service providers to make access widely available to area customers. Ethernet Private Line connections leverage Metro Ethernet to provide a physical fiber path between business locations—and deliver a cost-effective, fast, and secure method with which to scale or upgrade a network.

Cable ONE's fiber-optic network delivers substantial bandwidth—from 10 Mbps to 10 Gbps and beyond—and considerably higher connection speeds than competing solutions. Dedicated bandwidth is not shared between customers, giving your organization a super-fast, private connection with options that meet your business needs, including:

Ethernet Private Line: A fiber-optic point-to-point networking solution that provides secure, scalable, low-latency connectivity between the main office and a secondary location.

Ethernet Private Line

Ethernet Virtual Private Line: Uses Ethernet virtual connections in a hub-and-spoke type configuration that connects a main office with multiple satellite locations.

Ethernet Virtual Private Line

Ethernet Private LAN: Provides multipoint connectivity over dedicated bandwidth where each site connects to a multipoint-to-multipoint Ethernet virtual circuit using dedicated resources.

Ethernet Private LAN

Who Needs Point-to-Point Networking with Ethernet Private Line?

Many companies continue using and attempting to upgrade technologies that have fallen behind. If your organization needs to find a solution that provides private, reliable, high-performance connections between multiple locations effectively and efficiently, consider an Ethernet Private Line. This type of point-to-point networking solution can help your organization simplify its current infrastructure while allowing room to grow.

T1 lines are much slower than modern connections and don't scale well; bonding multiple T1 lines might increase bandwidth, but the cost is exponential to the number of lines. And microwave equipment and service can be inconsistent as well as expensive to purchase and maintain—after all, can your business truly rely on a solution that's susceptible to weather issues?

How Should You Choose an Ethernet Private Line Service Provider?

If you've determined it's time to make the switch, consider offerings from several service providers. Work with your IT manager or director to verify service level needs (SLAs), security policies, and your company's current and projected future bandwidth. Once you have this crucial information ready, evaluate potential service providers to determine which one best meets your organizational needs, as well as whether they are capable of continuing to meet your needs as your company grows.

Why Choose Cable ONE Business?

Ethernet Private Line offerings are powered by our best-in-class, fiber-optic backbone that enables solutions both locally and nationwide via multiple points of presence (POPs) and features:

  • Fast, scalable bandwidth from 10 Mbps to 10 Gbps
  • High availability: 99.99% uptime
  • Low latency
  • Secure, transparent Layer 2 Ethernet connection
  • 24/7 performance monitoring
  • Out-of-market connectivity through extensive fiber partner program
  • Best cost per megabit

Cable ONE Business offers Ethernet Private Line services and solutions that scale to meet your business's needs today and tomorrow, whether you need to connect with a second location in the same city or a number of offices across the country.