Optimum Lightpath adds virtual private ring service to Ethernet suite

Optimum Lightpath continues to strengthen its presence as a major Ethernet player in New York, and its latest Virtual Private Ring Service for businesses is a testament to that trend. The new service will offer companies with three or more locations Metro Ethernet services over their own private network. Unlike traditional SONET services that require a business to purchase and place complex hardware at each of their respective locations, Optimum Lightpath says the new service allows businesses to dynamically manage their connectivity based on changing needs, controlling costs, and bandwidth allocation.

Packaged as a business-dedicated Layer 2 access service, VPRS delivers 500 megabit, 1000 megabit and 10 Gbps connectivity over a dedicated fiber connection to New York metro-based businesses. Businesses that subscribe to the VPRS service will get an Ethernet-based fiber-to-the-business connection at their sites. VPRS then interconnects each site, offering businesses multiple services over a dedicated amount of bandwidth. Businesses can also take advantage of flexible billing plans with the option to pay a flat fee versus only on a per-connection or per-mile basis. In addition to sub 50-millisecond latency and simplified billing, future product enhancements include online self-provisioning and real-time reporting.    

For more:
- see the press release here

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