Ethernet over Copper Information & Price Quotes

Ethernet over Copper technology is rapidly taking market share. While EoC was previously only available in larger metropolitan areas like NYC, nowadays it’s footprint is much larger and Ethernet bandwidth is available in many areas of the US.

Ethernet over Copper pricing is much lower than that of bonded T1 circuits. Another advantage is that an Ethernet circuit is much easier to upgrade. With the traditional bonded T1, an upgrade in circuit speeds can take months as the local phone company has to drop additional loops. With an Ethernet circuit, the port speed can often be increased with a “click of a button”.

That makes Ethernet over Copper an ideal alternative for T1 and bonded T1 customers who are looking to upgrade their bandwidth.

Another great advantage is that it is delivered (what’s in a name) over copper pairs of DS0 so EoC does not require expensive fiber build outs. In non technical terms: it runs over plain old copper telephone wires. The reliability is the same as a T1 or DS3 line, in fact Ethernet over Copper is even more redundant because it uses multiple pairs of copper. When a single pair goes down, you do not lose the whole connection. Metro Ethernet can also be delivered as Ethernet over Copper, depending on the bandwidth needed. Higher bandwidth requires a (fractional) FastE or GigE circuit delivered over fiber.

It does have a distance limitation though, you can only be that many 1000 feet away from the Central Office. Ethernet over Serial however runs on DS1s and has a far larger reach.
And of course for the higher bandwidth circuits there is Ethernet over DS3 and Ethernet over Fiber like FastE, GigE etc.

For more information see Ethernet over Copper vs Fiber Ethernet

We work with many Ethernet service providers and we are able to quote multiple carriers. With our real time quoting engine at the top at the page, you can easily find out pricing and availability of Ethernet over Copper yourself. There is no obligation and no charge, even when you wish to speak with one of our network engineers. What is the pricing for Ethernet over Copper? It really depends on the location, but for example 10Mb Ethernet pricing in a lit building can be as low as $300 per month. We now also have carriers that offer asymmetrical Ethernet over Copper at a fraction of the cost. For example: a circuit in New York City 20Mbps download and 2Mbps upload costs just $152 a month.

If you are looking for Ethernet private lines or VPNs, please contact us and we will create a custom solution.

Some of our Ethernet over Copper providers include: AT&Ts, AireSpring, Cavalier, Earthlink, Level 3, MegaPath, Nitel, One Communications, Qwest Business, Telnes Broadband, Windstream Communications, XO Communications, and many others.

Additional reading (external):
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ethernet_over_copper
http://www.datagram.com/services/internet-access/eoc-ethernet-over-copper/
http://www.overturenetworks.com/ethernet-over-copper
http://www.megapath.com/data/ethernet/product-spotlight/

 


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  1. Martin wrote:

    How reliable is ethernet when compared to a dedicated t-1 circuit?

    • James - line-provider.com support wrote:

      Good question. It is actually just as reliable, if not more. EoC circuits have a SLA (Service Level Agreement) just like T1 lines most often with the exact same conditions. Also, it runs over multiple pairs of copper. When one pair goes down, the bandwidth available does drop but you don’t loose the whole circuit as you would with a t1.

      So I definitely wouldn’t worry about reliability or uptime.

  2. James - line-provider.com support wrote:

    We currently have a T1 replacement special: 2Mb EoC for $199 per month, first month free.

    • Theresa wrote:

      Our current provider is offering an upgrade from a dedicated T1 (1.5Mb) to EoC (to double our current bandwidth), at an additional cost. Does this make sense – your article suggests it is cheaper to run EoC. Cheaper for the provider or should it be cheaper for the consumer as well?

      • James - line-provider.com support wrote:

        It should be more cost effective for the customer as well. It does sound like it is in your case though, as you will be getting more bandwidth for the same price.
        If you want to reduce your cost, ask them if they can’t lower your price when you go for 2Mbps Ethernet over Copper rather than 3Mb.

        If you want you could also use the quote tool on this page to research how the pricing offered by your provider stacks up to other carriers offering EoC. Hope this helps.

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