Frame Relay

EarthLink offers a wide variety of high-speed access options designed to provide cost-effective solutions for Internet access, Wide Area Network (WAN) construction, and Remote Access Services (RAS) deployment. Frame relay is a cost-effective solution for companies who wish to:

  • Run Internet servers (Web Servers, Mail Servers, FTP Servers, etc.)
  • Provide Internet access services to a large number of internal users
  • Build an Internet-based Wide Area Network (WAN), linking together two or more remote offices via the Internet
  • Provide Internet-based Remote Access Services (RAS), allowing any number of remote dial-up users to access the member's corporate network facilities via the Internet

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Frame Relay Service Options
EarthLink's Frame Relay services are designed to provide cost-effective high-speed access solutions for your business. Click on one of the links below for more details on services and pricing for the option that best meets your needs.

  1. Internet Access With Frame Relay Circuit(s)
    Get the simplicity of a single point of contact for all Frame Relay services, including line and service ordering, line provisioning, maintenance, support, and billing; available nationwide (international service available by custom quote).
  2. Internet Access Add-on
    Already have one or more Frame Relay circuits in the greater Los Angeles area or nationwide? EarthLink may be able to add Internet Access at speeds up to full T1 at a very favorable price.
  3. Wide Area Network
    Used to connect two or more branch offices together, allowing them to share a common, high-speed Internet access connection; available nationwide.

Unmatched Connectivity
A high-speed connection to EarthLink means the fastest, most flexible Internet access available in the country today, including:

  • More local access points nationwide than most of our competitors combined
  • Dedicated 56K or T1 local loops
  • Multiple, redundant, full (not partial) T3s to multiple Internet backbones
  • Full "transport" (as opposed to simple "access") agreements with all backbone providers
  • OC48 connectivity — 16 times the capacity of the Internet backbone itself
  • Clustered, redundant, load-balanced Cisco 7500 Series backbone routers running BGP Level 4 Protocol
  • Redundant, dual-homed, diverse routed connection to all telecommunications facilities

Full-time Proactive Support
All high-speed access connections are proactively tested 24 hours a day, seven days a week by computers in EarthLink's Network Operations Center (NOC). NOC computers issue alerts automatically in the event of trouble on a member's high-speed circuit. Alerts are handled and escalated according to time of day and member instructions.

Comparison of Frame Relay Access Pricing
EarthLink's state-of-the-art Internet access technology is available to your company at surprisingly affordable prices. See the matrix below for a comparison of monthly Frame Relay access rates.

PORTSPEED EARTHLINK PSINET NETCOM PACBELL UUNET
56K $240.00 $395.00 $400.00 $545.00 $695.00
128K $410.00 $895.00 $600.00 $795.00 $940.00
256K $520.00 $995.00 $700.00-$1,150.00
384K $640.00 $1,495.00 $800.00 $1,095.00 $1,195.00
512K $860.00 $1,595.00 $900.00-$1,295.00
T1 $1,460.00 $2,295.00 $1,200.00 $1,645.00 $1,895.00

Free Business Solutions Consultation
EarthLink's Business Sales representatives are fully trained on high-speed access products and will gladly:

  • Help you understand and define your specific needs
  • Provide you with a written quote for the service or mix of services needed to meet those needs at a very competitive price
  • Work with you to ensure that you understand your quote and all of the possible options
  • Process your order with speed and accuracy