Cox Business is encouraging IT directors, CIOs and business owners seeking to better manage operational costs in the challenging economy to take a closer look at Ethernet networking services. Ethernet, the preferred emerging networking technology for businesses, provides higher bandwidth rates and lower costs per bit compared to legacy telecommunications services like frame relay and private lines – creating an opportunity for significant savings that can be allocated to additional network services or other parts of the organization.
According to Vertical Systems Group, the majority of business Ethernet deployment will come from the replacement of legacy services. Ethernet services provide a simpler, more transparent, lower cost and more scalable transport option than many legacy technologies. Almost all existing customer frame relay circuits and more than half of private lines operate at a rate of 1.5 Mbps or less. With Ethernet services, businesses get multi-megabit to Gigabit transport speeds for a fraction of the cost per bit as compared to what they currently pay for their legacy services.