An Introduction to Ethernet Internet

What is Ethernet?


Ethernet is an enterprise-grade broadband internet technology. It provides robust, high-speed data connectivity to cope with data-intensive applications such as: operating multiple IP voice lines, Virtual Private Networks (VPN), enterprise web hosting, file sharing and Local area Network (LAN) connectivity.

Ethernet broadband is often considered a 'step up' from ADSL broadband, offering data speeds that are typically faster than a regular DSL connection. Uniquely, Ethernet speeds are symmetrical (the same speed for upload and downloads) is distinc from NBN (which provides for downloads at higher speeds than uploads). Symmetrical speed can increase the performance of data-hungry services like IP communications and enterprise file sharing.


How fast is Ethernet?


Ethernet services range from 10Mps (megabytes per second) up to 100Mpbs. The final 'point' speed will vary depending upon the nature and location of your connection. In most cases, MyNetFone Ethernet is delivered over fibre-optic infrastructure through a partner network. If fibre is not available, an alternative fixed-line solution may be recommended (SHDSL / Copper). In general, Fibre-based Ethernet offers superior speed, scalability and future-proof connectivity.

It is important to understand that Ethernet speed will be affected by the service location. Ethernet connections can only be delivered in metropolitan areas. (For this reason, Ethernet is sometimes called Metro Ethernet). Not all premises will have access to Ethernet-capable infrastructure. Regional and rural infrastructure does not support Ethernet broadband.


What are the advantages of Ethernet?


The commercial advantages of Ethernet vary with the service delivery method. Fibre-based Ethernet offers superior speed, scalability and the assurance of interoperability with modern services. However, copped-based Ethernet is oftern more affordable to setup and operate, and can often provide comparable mid-range data speeds. 

By choosing MyNetFone to deliver your business Ethernet you get a competitive data connectivity solution. This includes:

  • Unlimited upload / download quota (no shaping or data excess fees)
  • Choice of fibre or copper infrastructure (depending on service location)
  • Reliable speeds from 10Mbps - 100Mbps
  • Static IP address included for free
  • Australia-based technical support
  • User-friendly online portal to monitor data usage

Ethernet solutions are available for point to point, point to multipoint or multipoint to multipoint configurations. In addition, Ethernet can be combined with SIP Trunking or Virtual PBX to create an end-to-end voice and data solution.




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