The fast, efficient and affordable way to scale your Ethernet services.

E-Line and E-Access services providing the flexibility and scalability you require in your Metro Ethernet network. Both deliver Layer 2, point-to-point, point-to-multipoint, and aggregation services using a secure Ethernet connection, and offer higher throughput with lower cost per Mb than extending your own network.

Benefits

The Flexibility You Need

EarthLink brings multiple regions together for a single footprint.

The Bandwidth You Seek

Moving a lot of data? We've can handle it.

The Value You Crave

Competitive rates AND a great customer experience.

E-Access

EarthLink's E-Access services provide Layer 2 Ethernet aggregation throughout EarthLink's major interconnection locations. Built upon our Multi-Service Aggregation technology, E-Access services provide the security of a Layer 2 Ethernet connection while maintaining the integrity of the Layer 3 traffic sent over it.

With E-Access:

  • You can extend the reach of existing Layer 2 networks.
  • POP NNI capabilities through the Southeastern United States.
  • POP NNI capabilities available in NYC, Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles, and Worcester.
  • End to End Virtual Circuit Testing to your colocation space.
  • Order new locations via EarthLink Carrier portal.

UNI/NNI:

  • Physical Interface: RJ45, SFP-SX-MM, LX-SM
  • OAM: RFC-2544/Y.1564 testing, L2 diagnostic loopbacks

OVC:

  • CE-VLAN: C-tag to S-tag mapping, preservation
  • QinQ: Fully supported
  • Unconditional Frames: Unicast, Multicast, Broadcast
  • Frame Size: Up to 9000MTU supported

Performance Attributes:

  • Network Availability: 99.99%
  • Latency: <45ms round trip
  • Frame Delivery: 99.9%
  • Interframe Delay Variation: 1%

E-Line

EarthLink's E-Line services provide Ethernet Private Line and Virtual Private Line to connect end-user locations over a secure Layer 2 Ethernet circuit. Layer 2 services improve security and allow our customers to control their IP traffic to their own specifications.

With E-Line:

  • Layer 3 information is not viewed by EarthLink. This improves security and compliance.
  • Guaranteed bandwidth from 10Mbps to 1Gbps.
  • End to end virtual circuit testing and monitoring.
  • Built to deliver a high COS to insure delivery of critical network information.

UNI/NNI:

  • Physical Interface: RJ45, SFP-SX-MM, LX-SM
  • OAM: RFC-2544/Y.1564 testing, L2 diagnostic loopbacks

OVC:

  • CE-VLAN: C-tag to S-tag mapping, preservation
  • QinQ: Fully supported
  • Unconditional Frames: Unicast, Multicast, Broadcast
  • Frame Size: Up to 9000MTU supported

Performance Attributes:

  • Network Availability: 99.99%
  • Latency: <45ms round trip
  • Frame Delivery: 99.9%
  • Interframe Delay Variation: 1%

Layer 2 Ethernet Resources