5. Broadband and Wide Area Network Services

In this chapter:

Introduction

A Definition of Broadband

VoIP Calling Services over Broadband

Multi-Protocol Label Switching for Interoffice Connections

Internet Protocol Virtual Private Networks over the Internet

Securing Transmissions Sent via the Internet

Managed Services

Using Digital Subscriber Line for Internet Access

High-Speed Access via Carrier Gigabit Ethernet

T1 and T3: The First Broadband Services for Businesses

Private Lines, Network Topology, and Frame Relay

Appendix

Introduction

Broadband services link residential and commercial sites to the Internet and to other high-speed networks. Individual buildings are linked by Wide Area Networks (WANs), whether they are ...

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