What is Metro Ethernet?

Posted by Morgan Hurley on 2/22/17 1:04 PM

Metro Ethernet, sometimes referred to as a point to point, carrier ethernet, or MAN, is a private data connection securely connecting two or more locations within a metropolitan area with fast possibly even gigabit data speeds. It usually consists of a collection of layer 2 or layer 3 switches or routers connected through optical fiber. This type of circuit functions as a closed network data transport service which does not release information to the public internet and is extremely secure with no data encryption necessary.

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Topics: Networking Solutions, Ciena

What is Dark Fiber?

Posted by Morgan Hurley on 2/20/17 11:44 AM

What is dark fiber networking? How do I know if I have it? And if I do, what does it mean to my company?


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Topics: Insider, Networking Solutions, Ciena

Why is my Wi-Fi so slow?

Posted by Liz Sujka on 1/12/17 3:06 PM

When it comes to Wi-Fi one of the most common questions expressed by consumers is, "Why is my Wi-Fi so slow?" Is that a perception or is that a reality?  Do Wi-Fi networks really consistently under-perform?   Well, lets take a look at how Wi-Fi functions at least by default here in the US.

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Topics: Insider, Wi-Fi, Networking Solutions, WiFi Speed, WiFi