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For those who need a fixed high speed pathway (as low as 100 megabits) with protocol flexibility at layer 2
NLR FrameNet offers Ethernet-based transport services over the nationwide NLR optical infrastructure. These services facilitate point-to-point or multipoint Ethernet transport at subgigabit, gigabit and multigigabit data rates. All Ethernet-based services are available from any of the FrameNet-enabled nodes of the NLR infrastructure. Dedicated and nondedicated VLAN services are available as well as a dynamic circuit configuration tool.
Sherpa VLAN Configuration Tool
Sherpa provides guided, secure, interactive dynamic circuit configuration. It allows authorized users to provision, modify, enable, and disable dedicated or non-dedicated VLANs on FrameNet in realtime, without requiring intervention from the NLR NOC.
A dedicated, point-to-point Ethernet link with guaranteed bandwidth. Rates from subgigabit-per second to 10 gigabit-per-second are available. Also, non-dedicated, point-to-point Ethernet or VLANs are also available.
A service with no bandwidth guarantees that connects more than two end points specified by the user.