Frontier Communications has added Ethernet Private Line (EPL) to its growing E-Line Ethernet wholesale solutions portfolio, enhancing its local and long-haul access methods for the telco's carrier customers.
Set to be available in Frontier's service areas, EPL will offer the same bandwidth profiles and rates the telco offers via its local IntraLATA EVPL service.
The service has been also incorporated into Frontier's Carrier InterLATA EPATH offering that was previously launched in October 2015 as a service multiplexed, VLAN-aware only offering. Earlier, Frontier also introduced an Ethernet Internet Access (EIA) wholesale service designed to serve its wholesale carrier customers, including its mix of wireless and traditional providers looking to expand their off-net Ethernet footprints.
This service was made available in 12 states including Idaho, Indiana, Illinois, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, West Virginia and Wisconsin markets.
Frontier will also make its current traffic prioritization classes and associated Silver, Gold and Platinum Service Level Agreements part of the EPL offering.
Lisa Partridge, senior data product manager for Frontier, said in a release that by "introducing a Layer 2 EPL offering, we are enhancing our local and long-haul access methods while keeping our offering simple and efficient."
Partridge added that Frontier will continue to "support all Layer 1 EPL and add a multipoint-to-multipoint configuration as well as multi-cos within this portfolio."
- see the release
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