Monday, July 31, 2006

AT&T Expands its Metro Switched Ethernet Service Coverage

AT&T is expanding the reach of its "OPT-E-MAN" managed metropolitan optical transport service to cover 22 additional U.S. cities. This expansion brings the number of metropolitan areas where OPT-E-MAN is available to 41.

AT&T OPT-E-MAN is a fully managed, switched Ethernet network service that provides customers with a highly efficient solution for communicating across multiple locations within a metropolitan area. The service can be configured in a variety of ways, including point to point, point to multipoint and multipoint to multipoint. The service also is scalable from 5 Mbps to 1 Gbps.

The added metropolitan areas are in Ohio -- Columbus, Dayton, Akron/Cuyahoga Falls/Canton, Toledo, Youngstown; Indiana -- South Bend; Illinois -- Springfield, Rockford, Campaign/Urbana; Michigan -- Grand Rapids; Oklahoma -- Oklahoma City, Tulsa; Texas -- El Paso, Corpus Christi, Amarillo, Laredo; Kansas -- Topeka; and California -- Modesto/Stockton/Merced, Fresno, Bakersfield, San Luis Obispo and Redding.

OPT-E-MAN's original service areas include San Francisco, Sacramento, Los Angeles, San Diego, Houston, Austin, Dallas, San Antonio, Kansas City, St. Louis, Detroit, Chicago, Indianapolis, Cleveland, Green Bay, Appleton, Madison, Eau Claire and all major metropolitan areas in Connecticut.