Ethernet Internet – Why such a Hot Technology?

Take your Business to the next level of connectivity with Ethernet Internet.

Google Fiber headlines are drawing widespread interest in Ethernet over Fiber with speeds over 100 times faster than traditional home broadband. Business Ethernet is an equally hot topic for businesses seeking Internet speeds of up to 1000 Mb or 1 gigabyte!  Three significant advantages top the list: massive bandwidth at a lower cost per Mb compared to other ultra high-speed technologies, the ability to easily scale connectivity, and low-cost investment in infrastructure and security.


Why such a Hot Technology?  Sheer Bandwidth Volume.

Ethernet, Fast Ethernet (FastE), and gigabit Ethernet (GigE) give businesses flexibility for scaling services – far beyond standard access technologies.  Ethernet delivers speeds up to 10 Mbps, FastE scales to 100 Mbps, and GigE gives large corporations access to 1000 Mbps (a gigabit).  Now that’s bandwidth!

Can your business get Ethernet Internet Service?

Availability is dependent on whether a carrier has fiber into a building.  Another alternative is to determine if a carrier is close enough to your location to justify the expense of building out the infrastructure to your facility. Online research can provide you available options. BandwidthPlace consultants will do the research for you and provide availability and pricing options. While we provide this service and can work with you from the quote, contract, and installation process – we take a non-sales, informational approach.  Your contact information is never distributed to any other provider or carrier. Use the “Get More Speed” form to tell us what you are looking for.

The Upside of Ethernet Internet:

  • Cost-effective bandwidth for ultra-high bandwidth speeds.
  • Greater value per Mbps than T1, Frame Relay or Private Lines.
  • Highly reliable and consistent performance.
  • Transfer large amounts of data securely and utilize hosted applications
  • Scalable broadband with speeds up to 1 gigabit (1000 Mbps)
  • No costly equipment setup and operation.
  • Fiber lines are resistant to cross-talk and electromagnetic interference
  • Ethernet integrates well with LAN and WAN architectures

The Downside of Ethernet Internet:

  • Availability is limited
  • Can have higher initial costs

Ethernet over Copper (EoC) vs. Ethernet over Fiber

Ethernet over Copper (EoC) is a form of Ethernet that uses twisted copper telephone wire and uses the same RJ-45 jack connection that conventional Ethernet cables use. EoC has many advantages, but the main one is the price. Ethernet over Copper is delivered over copper pairs, so EoC doesn’t require expensive fiber build outs. Plus, it’s easy to upgrade, unlike traditional bonded T1, which can take months to increase bandwidth.

Ethernet over fiber – Ethernet uses fiber lines to deliver Internet access.  Carriers like Ethernet over fiber because they can connect customers directly to the Internet and bypass the phone company.  A direct connection enables Ethernet Carriers to fully control the quality of the line.

The overall advantages of Business Ethernet Internet

Ethernet is massive broadband for less money. When available, Ethernet is dedicated and delivers a highly reliable Internet connection to power multiple IP applications. Ethernet Internet service is highly reliable, scalable, and lower cost per Mb vs. other high-speed technologies.