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Sometimes traditional ADSL broadband Internet connections just aren’t fast enough for some organisations. This is where Ethernet in the First Mile (EFM) services come into play.

Ethernet in the First Mile mixes new technology with ‘old world’ copper in the first mile to the telephone exchange. Ethernet in the First Mile is important because it is the next step in the transition to fast, reliable and affordable Internet connectivity. Ethernet offers true uncontended, symmetric and guaranteed bandwidth with QoS (Quality of Service) for sure-fire VoIP or VPN performance. Speeds from 1Mbit/s to 20Mbit/s can be achieved over multiple copper pairs using Ethernet in the First Mile technology.

Fast Internet – A Real Business Need

Some businesses need to send a lot of data because they send a lot of Email, run a web site in-house, have lots of people working remotely using a virtual private network (VPN) or they are doing lots of off-site data backup/replication. ADSL services have relatively slow upload speeds. Ethernet in the First Mile services replace the ADSL connection with an Ethernet connection (like the one used on your network itself) to provide services of up to 100Mbit/s in both directions. Importantly, Ethernet in the First Mile services are symmetric whilst ADSL services are asymmetric.

Although at MBM we still offer excellent Ethernet leased line connections, Ethernet in the First Mile services are the future. They are fast, reliable and very cost-effective when compared to traditional leased lines.

We can offer an up to 20Mbit/s Ethernet in the First Mile service from £300 per month. Increasing your upload speed by 25-times could make an enormous difference to how your business operates. You could have more people working remotely, you could open your internal systems to customers and partners, you could replicate your data in real-time to our data-centre for backup and IT continuity reasons, you could use the connection for your VoIP telephone calls… the list goes on.

Ethernet in the First Mile is a really important technology. If your broadband connection is running out of steam, please talk to MBM’s technicians about Ethernet in the First Mile. Call us on 01902 324494 or Email sales@mbmltd.co.uk or fill-out the quote request form above.