Global Capacity extends Ethernet availability across 830 U.S. COs

Global Capacity is furthering the reach of its Ethernet service, investing in network infrastructure in 830 Central Offices (CO) to deliver service to an additional 230,000 new commercial addresses across 58 metro markets in 28 states.

These investments will enable it to provide speeds from 1 Mbps up to 100 Mbps directly to customers over qualifying EoC copper infrastructure to support a host of services such as cloud, over-the-top applications and data services, including Ethernet Private Line (EPL), VoIP, SIP, Internet access, MPLS and VPLS (VPN). 

As part of this expansion, Global Capacity will offer three main services: Ethernet over Copper, Asymmetric Ethernet, and Ethernet over DS1 (EoDS1).

EoC will provide 2.2 million business sites in its footprint speeds ranging from 1 Mbps to 100 Mbps. However, availability of service is based on whether Global Capacity has facilities that connect to a specific business location.

Its AsyE and EoDS1 will offer multi-site businesses connectivity options for their satellite office sites. AsyE of ffers asymmetric speed up to 50/10 Mbps, while Ethernet over DS1 (EoDS1) offers symmetric speeds from 1.5 Mbps up to 12 Mbps. Unlike Ethernet over Copper, AsyE and EoDS1 are not subject to copper distance limitations.

Global Capacity also offers other wholesale customers that need access into buildings outside of their territory the ability to establish one or more Ethernet Network-to-Network Interfaces (NNIs) with Global Capacity to drive down access charges and reach more than 9.8 million business locations. New and existing customer can get access to its One Marketplace portal, which offers services delivery and service automation with a suite of customer and supplier applications to streamline the process of designing, pricing, buying, delivering and managing data connectivity solutions.

Having this diversity of options means that Global Capacity can better address its growing mix of wholesale customers and multisite business customers that are looking for alternative solutions that they can't get from a traditional telco or a cable operator.

In related news Global Capacity also completed the expansion of its One Marketplace suite with a diverse route, 72-mile fiber ring in San Francisco, Calif, capping off a series of fiber network expansions. Over the last eight months, Global Capacity has lit over 210 miles of fiber across seven major metropolitan areas, including DallasAtlantaWashington, D.C., New York City, Los Angeles and Chicago. 

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