Lumen to offer 30-Gbps Ethernet services in more than 40 U.S. markets

May 3, 2022
Such services are already available in nine cities, with an equal number expected to come online this month.

Lumen Technologies (NYSE: LUMN) says it expects to be able to offer 30-Gbps Ethernet services via its Lumen Platform to more than 40 U.S. cities by the end of the year. Such services are already available in nine cities, with an equal number expected to come online this month.

The service provider will offer the 30-Gbps rates on Lumen Dedicated Internet Access (DIA), Lumen Cloud Connect, and IP VPN services. Lumen’s standard Ethernet capabilities before the enhancements, which meet Metro Ethernet Forum (MEF) 3.0 standards, were 3 Gbps.

The first nine markets to see the 30-Gbps capabilities include:

  • Atlanta
  • Chicago
  • Dallas
  • Denver
  • Ft Lauderdale
  • Los Angeles
  • Newark
  • Sunnyvale
  • Washington, DC.

Next up will be:

  • Columbus, OH
  • Houston
  • Kansas City, MO
  • Nashville
  • Orlando
  • Philadelphia
  • Phoenix
  • Salt Lake City
  • Seattle.

"Internet of Things, augmented reality, voice and video apps – our customers want and need faster, more accessible bandwidth to support these technologies," said Miriana Martinova, Lumen VP, core network solutions. "We've committed to investing in a 100-gigabit metro network across the country. This focus will equip our next-generation architecture with faster Ethernet speeds. Lumen's network investments will enable our Lumen Platform to deliver the applications and data businesses need."

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Stephen Hardy | Editorial Director and Associate Publisher, Lightwave

Stephen Hardy is editorial director and associate publisher of Lightwave and Broadband Technology Report, part of the Lighting & Technology Group at Endeavor Business Media. Stephen is responsible for establishing and executing editorial strategy across the both brands’ websites, email newsletters, events, and other information products. He has covered the fiber-optics space for more than 20 years, and communications and technology for more than 35 years. During his tenure, Lightwave has received awards from Folio: and the American Society of Business Press Editors (ASBPE) for editorial excellence. Prior to joining Lightwave in 1997, Stephen worked for Telecommunications magazine and the Journal of Electronic Defense.

Stephen has moderated panels at numerous events, including the Optica Executive Forum, ECOC, and SCTE Cable-Tec Expo. He also is program director for the Lightwave Innovation Reviews and the Diamond Technology Reviews.

He has written numerous articles in all aspects of optical communications and fiber-optic networks, including fiber to the home (FTTH), PON, optical components, DWDM, fiber cables, packet optical transport, optical transceivers, lasers, fiber optic testing, and more.

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