TelePacific expands Ethernet reach into multiple states through AT&T wholesale arrangement

TelePacific has taken the next step in its Ethernet expansion effort, announcing that it has expanded its Ethernet over 3rd Party Vendor (Eo3PV) agreement with AT&T (NYSE: T) that allows it to reach customers outside of its traditional territory.

Dave Zahn, senior VP of marketing for TelePacific, said in a release that establishing this new Eo3PV agreement with AT&T "means we can expand our Ethernet ecosystem beyond our three-state footprint to better meet our multi-location business customers' connectivity, cloud and continuity needs."

The service provider has also taken a transport-agnostic approach to its Ethernet rollout, offering a mix of Eo3PV, Ethernet over broadband wireless, Ethernet over Copper (EoC) and available fiber.

Being able to reach additional locations outside of its traditional territory with a mix of Ethernet technologies means that TelePacific can address customers needs on a solution basis, offering Ethernet and a host of its growing MPLS and cloud service options.

TelePacific and AT&T are hardly strangers. In April 2014, the two providers signed a wholesale agreement that was designed to help smooth its migration to all IP-based services such as Ethernet and VoIP, while ensuring that legacy TDM services remain available.

But AT&T isn't its only access partner. The service provider also works with fellow competitive providers like Alpheus Communications. Earlier, it signed an agreement with Alpheus that gave it immediate access to 129,000 Texas business locations.

For more:
- see the release

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