Ethernet over Copper


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.

We work with many Ethernet service providers and we are able to quote multiple carriers. With our real time quoting engine 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. We now also have carriers that offer asymmetrical Ethernet over Copper at a fraction of the cost.