Ethernet Broadband / Ethernet Internet
Ethernet Broadband, or Ethernet Internet is the terminology often used for the Internet connection technology “Ethernet in the First Mile” (EFM).
Ethernet Broadband in most circumstances is considerably cheaper than fiber leased lines, and so provides small business with cost-effective mission-critical connectivity. Ethernet Broadband is also the preferred replacement for SDSL technology which is soon to be retired. Ethernet Broadband provides bandwidth at speeds of upto 20 Mbps both Upstream and Downstream (symmetrical) with no contention, meaning the bandwidth is not shared with other users on the exchange, so provides a consistently high speed.
Ethernet Broadband is a fault tolerant service meaning it’s reliable, and covered by an SLA service guarantee, making it suitable for mission critical business applications. So Ethernet Broadband is ideal for the provision of connectivity to VPN and VoIP, and Cloud services, replacing more expensive leased lines or outdated SDSL technology
Ethernet Broadband is available at a large number of telephone exchanges making it available to over 80% of UK business, and is generally provisioned within a 45 day lead time, which is generally far quicker than fibre leased line installations.
Ethernet Broadband achieves fault tolerance by merging a number of copper telephone lines into a single connection. If one of the telephone lines fail, the connection operates on the remaining lines, but at a lower speed, making it a very reliable technology.
Ethernet Broadband availability and speed estimates can be obtained by entering your post code into the Availability Checker>