Grande offers a suite of service options that deliver premium networking power to the enterprise marketplace, including Internet access, multi location metro networks, intercity private data networks and metro Ethernet via our extensive fiber network.
Grande brings your enterprise high-speed Internet access at an affordable price. Our all-digital network allows for speeds from 1.544 Mbps T-1 up to Gigabit over traditional access methods or Ethernet.
Multilocation Private Ethernet Networks
Whether your business requires storage network access, disaster recovery backup, VoIP between company offices, or large file transfers, Grande offers the services you need, including Ethernet wide area network (W-A-N) services that connect your corporate local area networks (LANs). By leveraging the open Ethernet standards that IT managers trust, (i.e. native Ethernet) you will be armed with an efficient and cost-effective solution that requires no new training or equipment. Our metro Ethernet connection brings versatility that allows additional bandwidth to be provisioned quickly and transparently in one, five and ten megabit increments.
Today’s businesses rely on connectivity and that is even more important for geographically distributed organizations. Software Defined Wide Area Networks (SD-WAN) is a technology that simplifies the management of various network connections between multiple sites. It puts you in control of your network by allowing you to quickly and effortlessly respond to change.
Metro Area Networks (GMAN)
Utilizing the latest in 100 Mbps*, 1 Gbps*, and 10 Gbps* optical Ethernet technologies, Grande's Metropolitan Area Network (GMAN) takes your data service to a whole new level of performance and reliability. With GMAN your data connections can take advantage of true "wired speeds". No more bonding of TDM circuits, fragmentation of transport packets, or fighting PPPOE. Combining the power of fiber optics, the simplicity of switching and the cost efficiency of IP transport, this metro Ethernet network is ideally suited to delivering the full range of data services to your location. Whether it's the readily scalable dedicated Internet access (DIA), the simplicity of layer 2 transparent LAN service (TLS), the ultra low latency for voice over IP applications or the highly reliable packet delivery for video over IP, GMAN gives your business the competitive edge for an efficient, low price.
100 Mbps FX switched Ethernet connection, single link and route, offering efficient, scalable bandwidth options for DIA, TLS services and optional enhanced business lines/trunks for voice services. Customer data interfaces are RJ-45 10/100 BT, full or half duplex.
1 Gig Ethernet switched Ethernet connection, single or multiple links and/or routes, offering large quantities of scalable bandwidth options for DIA and TLS services. Customer data interface may be user-defined with the default being RJ-45 10/100/1000 BT, full duplex, auto negotiate.
Dedicated Internet Access (DIA)
Non-blocking, continuous symmetrical layer 3 Internet access via a unique /29 subnet connection network between Grande's CORE router and a customer owned router, firewall or NAT device. Additional static IP addresses available upon request as a routed block to the connection block.
Transparent LAN Service (TLS)
Non-blocking, continuous symmetrical layer 2 VLAN bridging between multiple GMAN or GDDC locations. TLS port accepts full 1500 byte MTU plus any optional customer controlled VLAN TAG, also known as Q-in-Q.
Enhanced Business Lines (EBL)
Business lines delivered over a data connection and converted into a single-pair, loop start line directly into an analog telephone or key phone system.
Enhanced Business Trunks (EBT)
Business trunks delivered over a data connection and inserted directly into customer private branch exchange (PBX) or IP-PBX switch.
Advantages of Delivering Ethernet
Ethernet has emerged as the leading technology to support IP traffic for packet optimization. No alternative provides the balance of high-performance, economics, manageability and flexibility found in a packet networking solution. Today's transport SONET/SDH-based networks are incapable of handling those capacitates, and layer 3-centric, distributed-IP router approaches are too expensive to use only for transport and aggregation when routing is not necessary.
Ethernet has emerged as the leading technology on which many next-generation networks will be based, for economic and scalable transport and delivery of fast-growing, high-bandwidth, IP-based applications. An IP router at an end-office is used primarily for aggregations, a function an Ethernet switch can perform more cost-effectively. Integrating fully featured Ethernet aggregations and switching in the metro transport system simplifies the IP/Ethernet service architecture, lowering Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) 30 to 9 percent compared to alternative metro solutions.
Source: University of Michigan & Sprint
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*Internet download speeds may vary and are not guaranteed. Observed speeds may vary based on device, connection, and other factors outside of Grande’s control. Gig Internet offers speeds up to 940 Mbps. Certain equipment may be required to receive up to Gigabit speeds up to 940 Mbps, 600 Mbps and 300 Mbps. Offers expire 9-30-20 and subject to change without notice. Offer valid only for new residential Grande customers or customers that have not had Grande’s service within the last 60 days. Not all offers are available in all areas. Regular monthly rates applies thereafter. 2 Year pricing available on select offers and includes promotional price only. Additional fees apply for franchise fees, government imposed charges and fees, taxes, surcharges, equipment, activation and installation that are not included as part of the package and are subject to increases. Other restrictions may apply. Offers subject to change without notice. See our online disclosures at mygrande.com/policies-agreements for more information about the service offered in your area. Other restrictions may apply. ©2020 Grande Communications Networks, LLC. All rights reserved.