AT&T Switched Ethernet Service
Connecting your business across the metropolitan area network
Your business is changing, it requires the capabilities to run today’s demanding applications like streaming data, video, messaging, and email. You want a service that is fast, versatile, and will carry your mission-critical data wherever and whenever it is needed. Finding the right solution that fits your need and your budget is critical. Many businesses find AT&T Ethernet will deliver the performance they need at an affordable price.
What is Ethernet?
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. Most network routers are Ethernet ready. So it’s as simple as “plug-and-play” to connect multiple locations together as if they were one LAN.
Take the first step with switched Ethernet
You already have the first piece of the network in place with your Ethernet based LAN. Now take the next step towards the future. Connecting your sites with AT&T Switched Ethernet ServiceSM will help ensure the delivery of important voice, data, and video applications to your large and small offices. Information networks and transactions are the lifeblood of today’s business and AT&T Switched Ethernet Service will open the doors to new possibilities as your business grows and changes.
AT&T Switched Ethernet Service uses fiber optic or copper technology to connect each of your offices to our highly secure and protected core Ethernet network. Your network is managed closely to help ensure peak performance for your most vital and delay-sensitive applications. That means important traffic is prioritized and will cross the network in milliseconds. Speed, performance, and security are backed by service level agreements designed to provide the stability and continuity your business demands.
Benefits and features
Scalable to fit the size of your business
Simplified network architecture that lets you run multiple applications on a single network
Cost-effective so you get more from your investment dollars
Network flexibility to meet your changing business requirements
High performance to deliver traffic in milliseconds
Reliability to help ensure continuity in your business
- Improve performance with speeds from 2Mbps to 10Gbps
- Set different destinations and priorities for each application or department with Virtual LANs
- Flexible configurations include point-to-point, point-to-multipoint, or multipoint
- Connect all locations together in a single virtual LAN, or enable virtual private lines from remote locations to your headquarters
Switched Ethernet solutions
Switched Ethernet – hub and spoke design
A firm has automated its trading platform and needs to provide its branch locations with faster connections for real-time trade executions, instant stock streaming and live video broadcasts of market updates, performance and strategies.
A switched Ethernet hub and spoke design was developed between the headquarters and branch locations that accelerated trades and enabled demonstrations and investment comparisons. The firm improved customer experience and avoided costly clearing agencies.
Switched Ethernet – multipoint design
A business develops graphics, illustrations, guides, and videos for technical users, and stores this content on a single server for company-wide access.
All sites are connected to a switched Ethernet virtual private network that enables site-to-site content sharing while giving all sites simultaneous access to both primary and back up data centers.
Grow your business
Taking you beyond the metro network
We have enhanced AT&T Switched Ethernet Service to connect your locations* in the same state or in different states. For example, if you have sites in Dallas and Atlanta, you now will be able to connect them together with an Ethernet Virtual Connection (EVC) without having to purchase a separate service.
It’s the Right Choice for Your Business
AT&T Switched Ethernet Service offers simplicity, scalability, flexibility and affordability. One network design does not fit all, so flexible configurations such as site to site, headquarter to branch offices or fully meshed, enable the network to fit your business. The way your business runs applications and interacts is the way AT&T Switched Ethernet Service can be configured. Build on your existing architecture, use it for back-up or simply use it for a new, more reliable way to communicate.
Maximize your network budget by purchasing the bandwidth needed today while knowing the service can easily be upgraded to higher speeds, from megabits to gigabits. Size each connection based on the content or applications that are in use, knowing you can always modify the speed or performance when necessary.
What you need today may not be what you need tomorrow and you’ve just found a cost effective solution that will grow with your business.
*AT&T Switched Ethernet Service is available (where facilities permit) in the service areas of the AT&T local telephone companies in the following states: California, Nevada, Kansas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Texas, Missouri, Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee. Not all locations or configurations of AT&T Switched Ethernet Service ports can currently support the creation of interLATA EVCs, so this capability may not be available in all areas or for all ports.
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