SEATTLE, WA – June 29, 2011 – 360networks, a facilities-based wholesale provider of Private Line Transport, Ethernet, IP, VoIP and Local Access services, today announced Clearfly Communications has selected the 360networks Ethernet Virtual Private Line (EVPL) service in support of end user needs between Billings and Seattle. Clearfly, a provider of unified communications to the small and medium business community in underserved suburban markets, gains a more scalable, cost effective, protected, and reliable connectivity alternative with EVPL vs. traditional TDM and other legacy solutions.
“In addition to the reliability and cost savings, we also like that we can quickly add channels on the Billings end of the circuit,” said Chris Hunter, chief marketing officer for Clearfly Communications.“360’s flexible, pay-as-you-grow model fits well with our need to efficiently keep pace with our end users’ requirements.”
360networks developed EVPL for communication service providers, Internet service providers (ISPs), cloud infrastructure and storage providers, co-location providers, content providers, content distribution networks, cable MSOs, and others who need flexible, high performance SLA based, Layer 2 networking solutions.
“We are excited that customers like Clearfly see the benefits of our EVPL service and are deploying it as part of their networking solution,” said Mike Kozlowski, director of product management for Ethernet services at 360networks. “Our EVPL is a carrier class service providing flexible Ethernet connectivity between major metropolitan areas and unique markets throughout our footprint so customers can efficiently grow their network into our markets to meet growing demand from their customers.”
The 360networks EVPL service is fully mesh-protected for ubiquitous connectivity between major carrier hotels, data centers, Internet exchanges, and neutral peering points across the company’s entire 18,500 route mile footprint. 360networks’s EVPL eliminates the mileage associated with traditional private line services. Customers instead pay a monthly recurring charge per port in point-to-point or point-to-multipoint configurations. Because 360networks owns and operates the network its EVPL customers benefit from a level of reliability and control not available from shared network configurations.
360networks (now Zayo Group) is a full service wholesale provider of Private Line Transport, Ethernet, IP, VoIP, and Local Access (T1/DS3) services, on its wholly-owned fiber optic backbone. Its facilities-based network provides deep coverage, spanning 18,500 miles to tier 1 to 4 U.S. markets (Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming). Financially strong and a CLEC in 36 states, 360networks helps the nation’s voice, data and web-based application and service providers to quickly pursue next generation strategies, migrate from legacy networks, grow into new markets and services, and increase network diversity. www.zayo.com