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Press Release -- January 25th, 2011
Source: 360Networks
Tags: CLEC, Ethernet, Exchange, Private Line, VoIP

360networks Launches Layer 2 Ethernet (L2E) Service

New service provides customers with a cost effective, scalable alternative to traditional private line service

SEATTLE, WA – January 25, 2011 — 360networks, a facilities-based wholesale provider of Private Line Transport, Ethernet, IP, VoIP and Local Access services, today announced availability of its Layer 2 Ethernet (L2E) service.   

L2E is a Carrier Ethernet service providing scalable Layer 2 connectivity between major carrier hotels, data centers, Internet Exchanges, and Ethernet Exchanges throughout the region.  This service enables customers to decrease network complexity and improve and optimize capacity while reducing costs. 

“IP traffic is expected to quadruple in four years,” said Rick Coma, 360networks’ senior vice president.  “We designed the L2E service to support this growth by enabling customers to quickly and cost effectively scale bandwidth and access major data distribution points and other carrier neutral meet me points. L2E eliminates the complexity of building and managing a private network by providing a fully managed diverse protected transport solution.” 

360networks developed L2E for Internet Service providers (ISPs), cloud infrastructure and storage providers, co-location providers, content providers, content distribution networks, VoIP service providers, wireless carriers, CLECs, cable MSOs, and others needing access to a high performance, purpose-built Layer 2 network. Owned and operated by 360networks, this Layer 2 network provides a level of reliability and control not available from shared network configurations, and is fully mesh-protected for ubiquitous connectivity across 360networks’ entire 18,000 route mile footprint.  L2E eliminates the mileage associated with traditional private line services.  As a port-based service, customers pay a monthly recurring charge per port and can connect multiple locations in a point-to-point or point-to-multipoint configuration. 

“We are addressing the industry’s continued demand for IP services and simplified connectivity by implementing this network. Reliability and scalability are at the foundation of our network – purpose built, carrier-grade and capable of supporting the ever-expanding suite of advanced IP services.” said Brady Adams, 360networks’ chief technology officer.  “As L2E demonstrates, we have designed and built a more efficient next generation network that provides customers with wholesale solutions to improve performance and reduce costs.”

About 360networks
360networks is a full service wholesale provider of Private Line Transport, Ethernet, IP, VoIP, and Local Access (T1/DS3) services, on its wholly-owned fiber optic backbone.  Its facilities-based network provides deep coverage, spanning 18,000 miles to tier 1 to 4 U.S. markets (Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming).  Financially stable and a CLEC in 36 states, 360networks enables the nation’s voice, data and web-based application and service providers to quickly pursue next generation strategies, migrate from legacy networks, grow into new markets and services, and increase network diversity.

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