Verizon pushes Ethernet bandwidth-on-demand

Verizon Business has announced a bandwidth-on-demand service for its Ethernet Virtual Private Line customers, enabling a usage-based pay scenario. Verizon EVPL Dynamic Bandwidth allows business of all sizes to control bandwidth via the Verizon Enterprise Center portal.

Bandwidth-on-demand is not a new concept to Verizon, which has touted the capability for carrier customers of its wholesale services in the past. The concept helps banish the old ideas about building networks and buying bandwidth with peak usage times and needs in mind. Could pushing bandwidth-on-demand in the business sector also help encourage acceptance of usage-based broadband in the consumer sector? That may be a bit much to ask for now.

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