Lanny Gray

"During my time at XO, Level 3, and Comcast Business, I built sales teams that specialized in selling Gigabit Ethernet to data centers, large companies, and municipal governments. My team here at Telarus knows which companies to call when the price points are difficult to hit, when addresses are off-net, and when contract attorneys want to flex their muscle. In short, we konw Gigabit Ethernet and are excited to have the chance to share our expertise with you."

Lanny Gray, VP of Business Development
Telarus, Inc.

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Gig-E Quick Facts
  1. The average price of a 1GB ethernet line (on a 10GB port) $2500/month

  2. Gig-E is perfect for connecting an office building to a data center, or for connecting one data center to another.
  3. The average service provider takes approximately 48 days to install Gig-E service, assuming both end-points are on-net

  4. Gigabit Ethernet delivers from 1 Gbps to 40 Gbps, with future upgrades to 100Gbps pending.

  5. Gigabit Ethernet is carried over fiber optics, which means it is not limited by distance. The primary limitation of Gig-E is geography, since it is only installed in 15% of buildings in the United States.

  6. Gig-E supports layer-2 IP traffic from one location to another, or to the internet (DIA).

Gigabit Ethernet Service Providers

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Welcome to Telarus, the company trusted by hundreds of businesses just like yours to research and source their high-capacity bandwidth services. We specialize in data center IP transit, DIA (dedicated internet access), Metro WAN, and wavelength services over fiber. If you'd like to engage a company who knows the carriers better than anyone, anywhere in the world, give us a call at 800-880-2001 and we'll discuss your situation.

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Some facts about Gigabit Ethernet service

Metro-E facts and figures Gigabit Ethernet, or "Gig-E" for short, is ulta-high capacity IP transit service offered to enterprises around the world by way of a fiber-optic cable that forms the backbone of the communication link between the carrier and the end-user. The word "Gigabit" refers to the capacity of the link, which is 1,000 Megabytes, or a Gigabyte, per second. The range of Gigabit Ethernet is typically between 1,000 Mb (1 Gb) and 40,000 Mb (40 Gb). Researchers today are in the process of creating industry standards for 100 Gb Ethernet, but that is still a few years away.

The term "Ethernet" simply refers to the type of IP handoff that takes place at each end of the connection. Gig-E, unlike copper-based services that are typically avaialable just about everywhere, is limited solely to stuctures where fiber has been built-in/installed/connected by a Gig-# service provider.

What is the difference between Metro Ethernet and Gigabit Ethernet?
The main difference between these two services is primarly the speeds involved. Both travel over fiber and utilize Ethernet hand-offs. The term 'Metro Ethernet' is usually reserved for lower speed connections from between 10 Mb and 1 Gb. Conversely, the term 'Gigabit Ethernet' is used for bandwidth north of 1 Gb.

There is also a great difference in the way the two services are used. Metro Ethernet is commonly used in WAN designs that connect many different physical offices of a particular compapny. The endpoints of this network are commonly located in the same metropolitan region, and hence the name, "metro" Ethernet.

Gigabit Ethernet, on the other hand, is the Rolls Royce of IP transit. Typical users of this kind of bandwith are companies whose very job is to be in the communications business themselves, like stock exchanges, medical companies, and small communications providers who buy the service from the big boys. Gig-E lines are also very common in datacenter-to-datacenter links that companies use within their global WAN infrastructure. Think of it as the main interstate in the landscape of the internet. It doesn't go everywhere, just from one major city to the next.

Gigabit is also very popular in international WAN deployments, and crossing the ocean doesn't come cheap. Transcontinential Gig-E lines can run into the hundres of thousands of dollars, if you don't know who will offer you the best deal. That's where we come in!

Things to keep in mind when shopping for a Gigabit Ethernet provider
things to consider if you are in the market for a Gig-E pipe
After helping clients find Gigabit Ethernet services for over 10 years, we've learned a few things. Here are the highlights:
  • Up-front Fees - If your building isn't already connected to any fiber, construction costs will be incurred to build fiber into your building. The main question is: who is going to finance the project? The answer is: well, that depends. If you can commit to a higher speed (read: higher monthly spend, or MRC), and a multi-year commitment, the amount a service provider is able to bear goes up. But, if the Gig-E service you are looking for is pure IP transit to/from a datacenter, you'll have plenty of options.
  • Cross-Connection Fees - if there is already fiber in a building, like in a datacenter, a carrier can (and probably will) still charge to plug-in to their network from your WAN network. These fees usually aren't very much, but don't be surprised if you come across them.
  • Upgrade-ability - one of the great things about Gigabit Ethernet is that you can adjust (up and down) your connection speed, with a maximum speed of your port. Most 1 Gb users provision their service on a 10 Gb port, allowing them to upgrade as high a 10 Gb before needing a new optical router on the edge of the network.
  • Installation - the Achilles heal of any fiber-based service is that construction can take a LONG time. City permits, right-of-entry permits, and construction crew schedules must all allign for you to get your fiber, assuming the building you are in is "dark". Again, if you are requesting service from a datacenter, the service provider shouldn't take longer than a few weeks to turn up your service.
  • Term Commitments - every Gigabit Ethernet provider will ask you to commit to a 1, 2, 3, or even 5 year contract. There are some excellent discounts (on the order of 15-20% off) for you if sign longer term agreements. Second, customers who sign longer commitments are more likely to see the carrier swallow the entire construction cost (if construction is required).

Gig-E service providers that we represent

Note: there are significant geographic restrictions for serviceability for each of the following providers, depending on your physical service location. To obtain a serviceability estimate and exact quote, including promo pricing, contact us directly at 800-880-2001 (M-F 8-5 MDT).

ACC Business ATT CenturyLink Charter Business Comcast Business DukeNet Integra Level 3 Masergy TelePacific Time Warner Cable Business Class tw telecom Windstream

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