Bonded T1 lines are a great business solution for many. However, there are disadvantages, like cost, that deter many business owners from implementing this type of technology. Thank goodness technological advances have allowed for alternative means of business internet networking.
Ethernet over copper or EoC is soaring in popularity. Why has it taken so long for this technology to catch on? Well, at one time, there were very few financial advantages to choosing Ethernet over copper providers. There were very few established EoC lines, so the technology was not available for these types of lines outside of large metropolises like Houston, Los Angeles, Chicago and New York.
However, times have changed and technology has spread. Coverage area maps now include vast swaths of America. Not only are coverage areas increased, costs have dropped. In most areas, there are several Ethernet over copper providers to choose from. This means, there are no monopolies on the EoC industry and discount wars may ensue.
In comparison to current prices of establishing T1 connections for networking, the cost of EoC internet is cheap. For businesses that need to upgrade their bandwidth, EoC internet may be the best option for them. If using T1 lines, additional loops must be cut to increase bandwidth. With EoC, increases can be made with a simple click of the mouse.
Ethernet over copper lines don’t require expensive fiber optic installations. Not only does it save money, the reliability and speed are paralleled to T1 and T3 lines. In some cases where cables are damaged by outside sources, entire T1 or T3 networks can go down. If the same thing were to happen with Ethernet over copper, only one section of the network would go down. Repairs are also quicker, cheaper and easier. No wonder so many businesses are switching over to EoC!