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For those who need a high-quality managed nationwide backbone service with a high bandwidth entry point at layer 3
NLR PacketNet provides nationwide IP-based services utilizing Cisco CRS-1 routers. A 10-gigabit Ethernet connection to one of the two types of NLR PacketNet services is included as part of most NLR memberships.
Routed IP Service
A stable, production-quality, noninterruptible, AUP-free routed IP network on a 10-gigabit Ethernet backbone that provides a range of IP-based services, including IPv4 Unicast, IPv4 Multicast, IPv6 Unicast and IPv6 Multicast. This network connects to and peers with three international peering points: PacificWave, StarLight and Manhattan LAN (MAN LAN). Both 10-gigabit Ethernet and one-gigabit Ethernet connections are available.
PacketNet is a certified Cisco TelePresence-ready backbone. Call signaling, multipoint conference capabilities, and network management equipment support TelePresence services for NLR members and participants. There are no additional NLR costs to use this service.
IP VPN Service
A stable, production-quality, non-interruptable service using RFC2547 BGP VPNs for projects that require an overlay IP network with separation of traffic, routing, and policy from the Routed IP Service. Available to any number of sites, using new or existing PacketNet 10-gigabit and one-gigabit connections. Projects interested in the IP VPN Service will be evaluated on a case by case basis to determine feasbility of IP VPN Services for the project and any related costs.