Fibertech Networks, a regional fiber-centric service provider, has joined a growing list of service providers that have earned the Metro Ethernet Forum's (MEF) Carrier Ethernet 2.0 (CE 2.0) certification.
Over the past five years, the service provider has built a lit services portfolio, including Ethernet, which now makes up over 50 percent of its business.
Given the competitive nature of the fiber-centric provider market, one of the differences Fibertech touts over others is the fact that it keeps all of its customer traffic, regardless of size, on its own fiber network. It provides Ethernet services, including Ethernet Private Line (EPL) and Ethernet Virtual Private Line (EVPL), that scale from as low as 3 Mbps to 10 Gbps.
Tom Perrone, director of engineering and planning for Fibertech, said in a release that the certification "provides peace of mind and validation of our services for both our carrier and enterprise customers."
The CE 2.0 certification comes at a time when the service provider has been aggressively expanding its fiber network footprint in a number of key markets, including Cincinnati, Indianapolis, Delaware and five other major markets in Ohio. It has built and owns over 8,400 route miles of metro networks in 23 markets.
In Cincinnati, Fibertech faces off against Cincinnati Bell (NYSE: CBB) and Time Warner Cable (NYSE: TWC), both of which have built sizeable fiber network footprints to target business and government customers.
Last December, the service provider signed up 10 business customers in Cincinnati, and the CE 2.0 certification will strengthen those initial customer ties and likely attract other markets in Ohio such as Akron, Cleveland, Columbus, Dayton and Toledo.
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