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Ethernet Transport Service

Link Oregon’s Ethernet Transport Service delivers the network speeds, flexible topologies, resilience and reliability Oregon’s public and non-profit sectors need today with the scalability to support evolving future demands.

From community colleges and K-12 schools to community healthcare clinics and city/county governments to high-performance computing research labs, digital transformation across Oregon is driving greater use of bandwidth-and-performance-hungry data and cloud applications, placing unprecedented demand on internal networks. Telehealth, online learning, multi-group videoconferencing, secure sharing of digital records, critical county services and research collaborations across university campuses are just a few examples of high-bandwidth connectivity-dependent applications enabled by our Ethernet Transport service.

Set Up

Remote Office Connectivity

prepare for

Disaster Recovery


Data-Intensive Applications

Scalable Bandwidths up to 100G

Our Ethernet Transport Service supports flexible, high-speed bandwidths with provisioned rates from 10Mbs up to 100 Gbps) to accommodate the unique connectivity needs of our member institutions. Meet today’s requirements while future proofing for demand surges.

Service Resiliency with Disaster Recovery

Automatic failover capability protects against service disruptions caused by line cuts with seamless rerouting of traffic without manual interventions. Our members can also establish a direct connection between two sites for data replication/recovery, protecting business critical data from permanent loss. Fast “surge capacity” during unexpected demand surges mitigates against service disruptions or poor service quality. Our Transport Service is backed by Tier one NOC support coupled with additional Tier2/Tier3 support directly from Link Oregon and built for redundancy with multiple routers at each POP and multiple POPs at select cities.

Internet Access and Cloud Connectivity

For members interested in enabling fast Internet access and cloud connectivity, including extending their on-premise infrastructure to the cloud, please learn more about our Premium Internet Transit Service and also learn more about how we connect our members to the Cloud.

Multisite Connectivity

Support for multiple topologies (point-to-point, point-to-multipoint and multi-point to multi-point) allows your organization to adapt to diverse business connectivity needs whether you’re looking to connect branch offices to a central offices or enable multiple offices across dispersed sites to connect to cloud services. With our Ethernet Transport Service, you can count on seamless data transit and collaborative workgroups across geographically dispersed regions.

Supported Topologies

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Service Features At-A-Glance

Flexible topologies

to meet your unique network design goals and data sharing requirements 

  • Point-to-point
  • Point-to-multipoint
  • Multipoint-to-multipoint
  • Rapid creation of new WANs using existing gear and without additional capital investment
  • 2500 route miles of dark fiber optic cable across the state of Oregon


to protect from data loss, business downtime

  • Multiple routers at each POP
  • Multiple POPs in select cities
  • Disaster recovery 
  • Preferential pricing for backup circuits
  • MPLS-enabled failover capability to protect from data loss from fiber cuts
  • Bonded connections on a single router

High-speed, scalable bandwidth

to support efficient data transit and performance today while reserving the option for future bandwidth demand

  • Line Rates: 1Gbps, 10Gbps, 25Gbps, 40Gbps, 50Gbps, and 100Gbps
  • Burst capacity beyond committed rate up to bandwidth supported by port to accommodate demand spikes
  • Support for “Jumbo frames” for large data payloads
  • Support for static/dynamic routes

Open access network

for non-discriminatory access

  • Committed to principles of open Internet/net neutrality
  • No data throttling or traffic prioritization 

Protection for sensitive data

via network segmentation

  • Supports data isolation for improved security
  • Allows organization to establish tighter user access policies for highly sensitive data
  • Supports VLAN tagging QinQ

24 x 7 x 365 NOC support

for round-the-clock service assurance

  • Priority issue resolution
  • 24x7x365 Tier 1 NOC support/triage
  • Tier 2/Tier 3 support with Link Oregon
  • 24x7x365 field operations supports break-fix, maintenance, and network improvements 
  • Statewide spare parts depots enable faster response and repair
  • Network monitoring, flow analysis, and reporting tools ensure timely problem detection (see the member dashboard and interactive network map)