Ethernet Services

MBC delivers a standard, incremental Ethernet transport service using established Ethernet transport technology. Our Ethernet interface is defined by the IEEE 802.3 standard. Ethernet physical media types include 10Base-T, 100Base-T, 1000Base-SX/LX, and 10GBase-x.

  • MBC operates multiple 1.2TB DWDM connection paths across the network providing access at major city locations and peering points
  • MBC utilizes technology from Infinera and Ciena to provide various speed level service offerings and deliver standards-based services
  • MBC provides a multi-terabyte research network with Virginia for the Mid-Atlantic Research Infrastructure Alliance (MARIA) with 100GB circuit capabilities

MBC provisions the following speeds on its Virginia Network (dedicated bandwidth):

– 10MB, 20MB, 50MB, 100MB, 200MB, 300MB, 400MB, 500MB, 600MB, 700MB, 800MB, 900MB, 1000MB – 

– 1 GB, 2.5GB, 10GB, 40GB, 100GB  –

– DS3, OC3, OC12, OC48, OC192 –

 MBC provisions the following speeds on its Long Haul Network:

– 1GB, 2.5 GB, 10GB, 40GB, 100GB –

 Additional speeds and services available upon request.

Optical Transport Services


MBC utilizes the Infinera DTN platform for providing low-latency, highly scalable optical transport services on our regional and long-haul networks. Typically, MBC utilizes the Infinera platform for services above 1Gbps. MBC utilizes a Ciena network platform in conjunction with the Infinera backbone for sub-rate services below 1Gbps that is highly scalable and offers a unique GMPLS aware capability which automatically reroutes circuits in the event of a fiber cut on our backbone routes.

MBC can provision the following types of services:

  • MBC offers 10Mbps through 500Mbps dedicated services.
  • MBC provides E-NNI services via VLANS for multiple segments at same location.
  • 1GigE wave, 1GigE LANPHY
  • 10GigE wave, 10GigE LANPHY
  • 100GigE wave, 100GigE LANPHY

SONET/TDM Services

MBC offers SONET/TDM transport services on our regional and long haul network.

MBC supports the following services:

  • DS1 / DS3
  • OC3 / OC12 / OC48 / OC192

For carrier customers requiring aggregation services, MBC offers interconnects of OC-3, OC-12, and OC-48 to groom sub-rate transport circuits at the STS level. We will evaluate VT1.5 grooming on a case by case basis.

MBC is on the Connected2Fiber Connected World platform.
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