Spirit Communications dials up new Ethernet service with Overture Networks

Spirit Communications, a Columbia, S.C.-based CLEC that provides both retail and wholesale network services, is expanding its business service opportunities by introducing a new suite of Metro Ethernet services.

Leveraging Overture Networks' Carrier Ethernet platforms, Spirit has built out the Ethernet service to a select number of local serving offices in its North and South Carolina territories.

Targeting SMB customers, the new Ethernet service will be bundled with other IP-based services including conferencing, VoIP and SIP trunking.

Seeing Ethernet service as a key to "opening the door to new downstream market opportunities," Spirit has rolled out the service in several cities with plans to deploy the Overture gear to support its Metro Ethernet solution in additional cities in the coming months.

While it has not given a specific timeline, Spirit added that it plans to use the Overture Ethernet product to deliver up to 100 Mbps services to SMBs and larger businesses, including the government, over its network.

For more:
- see the release

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