EoC broadband – A Technology Proves Cost Effective for Businesses

In 1973 Bob Metcalfe invented and constructed the first Ethernet Network. His invention included the cabling methodology for connecting Ethernet devices as well as communication standards. Each device on the Ethernet network can communicate with any other device on the network.

Ethernet technology has been one in which networks operate to connect devices in close proximity. Initially networks were limited to a few hundred yards, but today Ethernet networks can cover miles. In order for devices on the same network to communicate, they must share the same protocol.

Ethernet provides a path for signal transmission. In the past use of coaxial copper cable was common. Today twisted pair or fiber optic cabling are more likely to be used. Short messages called frames are communicated from node to node. Ethernet devices have unique addresses. Signals on the Ethernet are transmitted to every node so each node examines each message to see if it’s the recipient. A full duplex Ethernet can send and receive data continuously. Today Ethernet and (IEEE) 802.3 have a slightly different frame format, but are otherwise nearly identical. The modern definition of Ethernet refers to the Digital, Intel and Xerox implementation and as well as the IEEE 802.3 standard.

What is Ethernet over Copper?

Ethernet Internet Service also called Ethernet over Copper is a new cost effective business solution. Its roots are decades old, but it is just now becoming viable as an exciting emerging technology.

In 2001 The IEEE 802.3ah subcommittee began developing a standard for Ethernet over voice-grade copper. It became known as Ethernet in the First Mile (EFM). Today EFM provides internet access from providers directly to homes and small businesses. 2BASETL is an IEEE 802.3-2008 Physical Layer (PHY) specification for a full-duplex, point-to-point, long reach Ethernet link over voice-grade copper wiring. 10PASSTS is an IEEE 802.3-2008 PHY specification for a full-duplex point-to-point, short reach Ethernet link over voice-grade copper wiring.

Historically Ethernet Over Copper (EOC) was only available in very large metropolitan areas but now its availability is widespread. EOC costs less than T1 and is far more flexible in terms of service. T1 may takes months to upgrade to a higher speed, but EOC upgrades can take place immediately. Individuals and businesses interested in finding cost effective solutions to upgrading bandwidth may seriously want to consider EOC. Another reason to choose EOC over DSL and Cable is that EOC is not shared with nearby companies or residences as are cable and DSL.

Transmission of higher bandwidths over copper wiring makes it possible for Ethernet for business consumers to benefit from better service at a lower cost. EOC uses TELCO wiring so that wires running to your building from the phone company are rented. Ethernet signals require special termination equipment at each end of the phone line’s dry pairs. There are distance restrictions with EOC. You must be within 1000 ft. radius. Alternatives are Ethernet over DS3 and Ethernet over Fiber.

Local Colorado business internet providers can offer a best fit service package for your high speed internet needs. Ethernet internet access is reliable, affordable and easily upgradeable.