Qwest (NYSE: Q) has developed a smaller bite-sized Ethernet service with the SMB and remote office in mind.
Available in 3, 5 and 7 Mbps increments, the new service will appeal to not only SMBs that want a lower bandwidth alternative service to cable but don't have the capital to spend on a T1 as well as larger enterprises that have branch offices that may house only a few employees. By using virtual LANs, Qwest's Ethernet services can connect various customer sites and maintain traffic separation and security. Business customers can also use the Ethernet service for last mile connectivity.
Available across its U.S. and international footprint, Qwest says the new Ethernet service can be ready in about four business days after an order is placed.
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