Ethernet Services

Build a network for the future with Ethernet.

Ethernet: Fast, familiar and flexible connectivity

Open your door to innovation with better performance, ever-greater throughput and consistent quality for voice, video and data traffic. Revolutionizing the world of access, Ethernet connects your customers, partners and offices— with a high-speed, secure gateway to the internet and your VPN.

Ethernet solutions from AT&T accelerate communications and can be deployed in a wide variety of setups, including:

Metro Ethernet: bring local sites even closer

Connect multiple sites in a metropolitan area with high speeds, greater control and the flexibility to grow. As your business evolves and new opportunities emerge, Metro Ethernet can change with you while providing exceptional protection and continuity for applications across different sites.

Wide Area Ethernet: grow your network without borders

Help your enterprise reach its national or international potential. Wide Area Ethernet can enhance the breadth and consistency of your network by bringing together your metro Ethernet sites or high-value data hubs and call centers.

While Ethernet forms the backbone of many large enterprise networks, it provides the application support, scalability and bandwidth that can adapt to virtually any organization or need.

Take advantage of powerful applications

Bandwidth-intensive applications require a robust infrastructure that can deliver data reliably to multiple sites at the same time. MPLS-based Ethernet solutions from AT&T provide multicasting capabilities that can help you get the most out of many applications, including:

  • Distance learning
  • Digital radio
  • Telemedicine / telesurgery
  • TV station broadcasts
  • Broadcast of streaming video
  • Retail video
  • High-volume file transfers

Protect data and limit network downtime with Ethernet

As the core of your network, Ethernet is critical to your business’ daily operations. It is essential to minimize data loss and server downtime to keep people moving and information flowing. With Ethernet solutions from AT&T, you can take advantage of:

  • Virtual Private LAN Service (VPLS) delivered on the AT&T MPLS core network
  • Data transfers with up to 10 Gbps
  • The ability to easily access your business applications organized by server
  • The ability to include data storage and branch offices on one network
  • Control over bandwidth to maximize efficiency
  • The ability to conduct frequent data backups for fewer disruptions
  • Low latency and high bandwidth for quicker backup times
  • Data packet prioritization
  • Energy-efficient architectures

Streamline your core capabilities with Business Ethernet

For many companies, staying competitive requires instant and reliable access to voice, data and video applications. Ethernet provides an industry-leading framework to support these applications, so your organization can become more efficient, responsive and ready for change.

As a highly secure, ultra-fast networking technology, Ethernet gives you the ability to:

  • Control costs by incorporating Ethernet with existing equipment
  • Connect any combination of sites—from local to wide-area networks
  • Use Ethernet as a stand-alone solution or access option to other network components

Accelerate operations with high-speeds over Ethernet

Ethernet is built to go fast—and keep IT budgets intact. It allows you to fully take advantage of the most bandwidth-intensive applications that involve:

  • Voice over IP
  • Streaming video
  • Data and call center connectivity
  • E-learning
  • Telemedicine
  • Large image transfer
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  • AT&T Switched Ethernet Service

    Ethernet is the predominant computer networking technology on LAN’s (Local Area Network) today. It’s familiar, easy to use and very compatible with the computers, desktops and other equipment in your office.


  • PDF | 896KB
  • Connect with Ethernet

    AT&T Ethernet Services are available in several configurations and bandwidths and are an easy choice for your data networking needs. This easy to carry brochure explains the differences between service types along with diagrams and a matrix.


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  • Move Beyond Your LAN with Ethernet Services

    Ethernet services are common to many Local Area Networks and growing in popularity in Metropolitan and Wide Area Networks. In addition to being familiar and easy to use, it is versatile and can be configured several ways and is widely available. Watch this short video and see why carrier Ethernet is such a fast growing technology and how you can incorporate it into your network.


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  • Need VPLS in Your Network? Get OPT-E-WAN!

    Routing flexibility, control and access to any location on the network… the benefits of VPLS are numerous. But is it right for your enterprise's current needs?


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  • 2014 United States Business Metro Carrier Ethernet Services Market Leadership Award

    Frost & Sullivan presents its 2014 Market Leadership Award in the U.S. Business Metro Carrier Ethernet Services Market to AT&T Inc. This award is in recognition of AT&T’s ability to achieve leading market share position, through a combination of broad portfolio of service offerings, excellent marketing strategy, and industry leading service level agreements (SLAs).


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AT&T Receives 2014 Frost & Sullivan Award

Frost & Sullivan 2014 Best Practices Award: U.S. Business Metro Carrier Ethernet Services Market Leadership Award