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July 05, 2011

360networks Offers Ethernet Services to Clearfly Communications

By Rajani Baburajan
TMCnet Contributor


360networks (News - Alert), a wholesale communications provider, announced that Clearfly Communications has selected its Ethernet Virtual Private Line (EVPL) service to support end user needs between Billings and Seattle.

Clearfly provides unified communications to the small and medium business community in underserved suburban markets. With the EVPL, the company gains a more scalable, cost effective, protected, and reliable connectivity alternative compared to traditional Time Division Multiplexing (TDM) and other legacy solutions.

“In addition to the reliability and cost savings, we also like that we can quickly add channels on the Billings end of the circuit,” said Chris Hunter, chief marketing officer for Clearfly Communications, in a statement. “360's flexible, pay-as-you-grow model fits well with our need to efficiently keep pace with our end users' requirements.”

The EVPL service was developed for communication service providers, Internet service providers (ISPs), cloud infrastructure and storage providers, co-location providers, content providers, content distribution networks, cable MSOs, and others who need flexible, high performance SLA based, Layer 2 networking solutions.

The fully mesh-protected EVPL service from 360networks provides a ubiquitous connectivity between major carrier hotels, data centers, Internet exchanges, and neutral peering points across the company's entire 18,500 route mile footprint.

With this solution, the company helps its clients eliminate the mileage associated with traditional private line services. In this service, customers pay a monthly recurring charge per port in point-to-point or point-to-multipoint configurations.

360networks owns and operates the network, so the EVPL customers benefit from a level of reliability and control not available from shared network configurations.

“We are excited that customers like Clearfly see the benefits of our EVPL service and are deploying it as part of their networking solution,” said Mike Kozlowski, director of product management for Ethernet services at 360networks, in a statement.

“Our EVPL is a carrier class service providing flexible Ethernet connectivity between major metropolitan areas and unique markets throughout our footprint so customers can efficiently grow their network into our markets to meet growing demand from their customers.”

In addition to the Private Line Transport service, Clearfly offers Ethernet, IP, VoIP and Local Access services.

Recently, 360networks announced the addition of 117 Texas wire centers for its Single Point of Interconnection (SPI) and Dedicated Internet Access (DIA) T1 services. With this expansion, 360networks can now support its wholesale customers' T1 needs in Austin, Dallas, Fort Worth, Houston, San Antonio and Corpus Christi.

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Rajani Baburajan is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of Rajani's articles, please visit her columnist page.

Edited by John Lahtinen

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