PAETEC brings 200 Mbps EoC to social networking company

PAETEC's (Nasdaq: PAET) Intellifiber subsidiary may have turned some heads in the Ethernet services department when it rang up its 100 Mbps capable Ethernet over Copper (EoC) service, but now it's delivering a 200 Mbps EoC service to an unnamed social media company.

Leveraging EoC gear that Overture Networks acquired when it purchased the former Hatteras Networks, the new 200 Mbps service will be used to connect its data center to the Internet.  

To achieve the 200 Mbps speeds, Overture has incorporated higher rate adaptive span profiles in their EoC products that they say can support up to 15 Mbps per copper pair. By introducing these new adaptive profiles, Overture said that they can reduce the turnup time for 200 Mbps EoC services.

The new deployment is centered on flexibility in that the social media company can provision new Ethernet speeds as needed.

Clint Heiden, president of national accounts and fiber services, PAETEC, said that the "interesting thing is that the customer also uses us for 300 Mbps fixed wireless."

Heiden added that this deployment is "is a demonstration of our ability to provide solutions independent of fiber, copper, and fixed wireless, and rather than providing an access method we're starting to push the envelope on being able to provide alternative access solutions that meet the needs of customers."

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