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Global Capacity Expands Nationwide Ethernet Services

January 28, 2016

Global Capacity has made just about the most significant announcement a connectivity as a service company can make: it has expanded its nationwide Ethernet service. Not only does this strengthen its standing as a provider of Ethernet over Copper (EoC) solutions in the U.S., this investment in Central Office facility equipment enables the company to leverage qualifying existing copper infrastructure to deliver up to 100 Mbps access directly to customers.

This in turn enables the most demanding cloud, over-the-top (OTT) applications and data services, including Ethernet private line (EPL), VoIP, SIP, internet access, MPLS and VPLS (VPN).

Back in May 2015, Global Capacity entered into a partnership with Equinix to provide enterprises with direct access to cloud service providers. In particular, the two companies enabled secure, high performance connectivity to the Equinix Cloud Exchange via the Global Capacity One Marketplace.

"Bandwidth consumption is on the rise, and with our network service expansion, customers can access higher speeds to maintain their competitive edge," said Jack Lodge, president of Global Capacity. "Global Capacity will continue to expand services and coverage in 2016 to address the demand for reliable, scalable Ethernet access—the service of choice to connect to key destinations including private and public cloud, business applications, Internet and data centers."

Global Capacity’s expansion allows it to increase the density of its Ethernet services footprint, making three services in particular available to an additional 230,000 new commercial addresses across 58 metro markets in 28 states. These services include EoC, offering symmetric speeds from 1 Mbps to 100 Mbps to over 2.2 million business addresses, along with Asymmetric Ethernet (AsyE), offering asymmetric speeds up to 50/10 Mbps, and Ethernet over DS1 (EoDS1), with symmetric speeds from 1.5 Mbps to 12 Mbps.

Aside from direct private line and broadband services, service providers—whether network, cloud, application or OTT—can establish one or more Ethernet Network-to-Network Interfaces (NNIs) with Global Capacity which will enable them to reduce access charges and reach nearly 10 million business locations.

Edited by Kyle Piscioniere

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