Service provider can now provide customers faster and more consistent rollout of Carrier Ethernet Services
JONESBORO, AR and HANOVER, MD – June 29, 2016 – Ritter Communications, an Arkansas-based communications provider, recently received its MEF Carrier Ethernet 2.0 (CE 2.0) certification based on Ciena’s packet networking products. Achieving CE 2.0 compliance validates that Ritter meets the high industry standards to provide its customers with a faster and more consistent rollout of Carrier Ethernet services, including both port-based and VLAN-aware versions of E-Line, E-LAN, and E-Access service types, and can confidently offer wholesale services that meet stringent operator-to-operator requirements. This ensures Ritter will be able to continue providing businesses, community anchors and residents in previously underserved locations with the benefits of advanced Ethernet service delivery and broadband connectivity.
Ritter Communications is a leader among local independent communications providers, serving enterprise business and wholesale customers with competitive network routing utilizing a unique combination of geographic coverage and high-quality bandwidth. The company also provides data, voice and video services to residential and small business customers in 59 communities across three states.
Operating from headquarters in Jonesboro, Arkansas, Ritter has partnered to provide connectivity to national and regional broadband networks. The company uses the latest technologies to support a solid broadband infrastructure ensuring performance, reliability and superior customer service. By investing heavily in broadband initiatives, Ritter’s customers have access to advanced business services such as broadband Internet up to 10 Gbps, hosted and managed voice services, Metro Ethernet, SIP Trunking, virtual servers, colocation, LAN, WAN and VPN connectivity, remote data backup and more.
In addition to demonstrated investment in served communities by deploying proven, best-in-class infrastructure and technology coupled with a world class customer-focused experience, Ritter’s corporate commitment extends to support of education, healthcare, government, and local civic and charitable organizations. For more information, visit www.rittercommunications.com.
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