Days after deploying
a new Web-based pricing tool to help sales agents, a Fairport, N.Y.-based company that provides data, voice and Internet solutions to business-class customers today announced
that it’s now offering three dozen more cities to its so-called “Ethernet Local Loop” product.
Officials at PAETEC (News
) Holding Corp. say their offering will help the “on-net” cities by meeting business customers’ complex data needs.
According John Chapman, PAETEC’s senior vice president of marketing to, the company has heard from customers who want to use Ethernet as a local loop to drive new speeds and efficiency for business.
“Today’s announcement is a continuation of our tradition of offering personalized solutions to meet the diverse needs of our customers,” Chapman said. “We now offer multiple access methods to our network, including Ethernet, T-1 to OC-3 circuits, fixed wireless or even direct access in our data centers.”
Specifically, Ethernet access enables businesses to connect buildings or access the PAETEC MPLS network using the same technology commonly used in Local Area Networks, simplifying network management and reducing equipment costs. PAETEC now serves a total of 36 on-net markets with Ethernet access and plans to reach an additional six markets by year-end, serving over half of its 83 core markets nationwide with direct Ethernet access. PAETEC can also reach 100 percent of its MSA coverage area via Ethernet utilizing existing partnership agreements.
PAETEC is a company that’s cultivated a strong reputation for meeting the needs of its partners and customers.
As TMCnet reported, the company received
a pair of awards for fixed wireless offerings and recently launched
“Agent Online Quoting Tool” to help agents qualify selling opportunities, create pricing quotes and product service agreements for much of the company’s product portfolio.
PAETEC’s Ethernet Local Loop, which works primarily through Network-to-Network Interface connections with various local access providers within its service areas, is a critical part of that portfolio. Earlier in 2009, PAETEC also announced Ethernet capabilities via its own fixed wireless circuits across the United States.
The company now can deliver Ethernet access to areas in Alabama, California, Connecticut, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Kentucky, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Maryland, North Carolina, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia.
Officials say they’re planning on future Ethernet access expansions in the west and mid-western areas of the United States.
Michael Dinan is a contributing editor for TMCnet, covering news in the IP communications, call center and customer relationship management industries. To read more of Michael's articles, please visit his columnist page.
Edited by Michael Dinan