If you run a business that has locations distributed in Chicago Illinois,
MPLS can help you make more money as an enterprise. Bold statement? Yes. With MPLS
you can tie all of your locations together, eliminate carrier hardware in your telecom closet,
and prioritize all of your data traffic so that voice and video run flawlessly - even
when the network is at its busiest.
Compare MPLS to Other Alternatives
CLASS OF SERVICE
PRICE PER T1
Carrier based security
Office based hardware security
Carrier based security
What Problems does MPLS Solve?
Multiprotocol Label Switching is a flexible, cost-effective wide area network
solution for linking all of your locations via a secure and scalable network
infrastructure. Advantages of MPLS include:
VPNs - Using MPLS, service providers can create IP tunnels throughout their network, without the need for encryption or end-user applications. In addition, MPLS is protected by carrier-based security. With VPNs, if one gets hacked your entire network is vulerable.
Traffic Engineering - The ability to set the path traffic will take through the network and the ability to set performance characteristics for a class of traffic (voice, video, email, internet traffic, etc.)
Network Efficiency - Label based switching methods allow routers to make forwarding decisions based upon the contents of a simple label, rather than by performing a complex route lookup using the destination's IP address.
How This Site Works
To find out if MPLS is something that meets your needs and
budget, simply enter your information in the form to the right.
Tell us about your network, your business, and upload your
location list. Our system will do the rest.
Within 24 hours you will receive a call from one of our MPLS
network specialists who will conduct a brief 5-minute interview
and, using our proprietary MPLS research tool called GeoQuote,
find the top three carriers that best match your profile. Quotes
from these carriers will come back in 2-3 business days,
depending on their current workload.
Once you make your decision, your MPLS network specialist will
assist you with the order process and make sure the installation
of your new network goes smoothly. This is all we do - so rest
assured knowing that you have an industry expert on your side
when dealing with the carrier of your choice.
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available in my building here in Chicago. When I went looking
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broadband through a network Ethernet connection to
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makes it easy for businesses to get more for less."