Alternative to Telephony WAN
Over the last few years, many ISPs started replacing their T1, T3, and OCx equipment with good-old Ethernet. Well, not “good-old” Ethernet—rather, superfast 10 Gbps Ethernet running on single-mode fiber and connected to DWDM-capable switches. As a result, in many areas—especially metropolitan areas—you can get native Ethernet right to your office. Anyone want 10 Gbps to their router? If you’ve got the money and you’re in a larger city, you can get it now.
These Ethernet connections also work great for dedicated connections. A good friend of mine leases a dedicated 10 Gbps Ethernet connection from his company’s data center in Houston, Texas, to his office in London, England. It costs roughly $15,000/month. DSL and ...

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