Gigabit Ethernet Service E-LAN


E-LAN service offers a transparent, multipoint-to-multipoint service designed for LAN interconnect over a metro area. The basic E-LAN service can be used for agencies with data applications. The enhanced option of E-LAN, called E-LAN Real-Time (E-LAN RT), allows agencies to add bandwidth for a real-time class of service designed for packet voice applications. Agencies can run basic and packet voice applications over the same multipoint-to-multipoint Ethernet virtual connection (EVC).



  • Scalability. Port speeds ranging from 10Mbps to 1000Mbps (GigE) offer scalability. Agencies can tailor speed to requirements and grow as necessary.
  • No Protocol Conversion. Native Ethernet handoff for minimal custom training/CPE (no protocol conversion required).
  • Any-to-Any switching. Supports virtually any number of sites/configurations.
  • Traffic Segmentation. Unique VLANs assigned per customer provides security by segmenting a customer's traffic over the shared network.
  • Monitoring. Full-service monitoring 24x7 to the NID on customer premises.



  • Multipoint-to-Multipoint Connectivity. Agencies can connect any number of sites into a single multipoint-to-multipoint EVC, allowing them to build large networks (potentially having hundreds of sites). Standard MAC address learning is used to efficiently switch a customer’s traffic to the intended destination site or sites. Connectivity is simple for customers to use.
  • Transparency. Agencies can send and receive “untagged” or “VLAN-tagged” Ethernet frames. The service preserves the customer’s VLAN tag, which allows customers to administer VLAN domains among their sites. In addition, customer layer 2 control protocols (i.e., spanning tree) are tunneled through Verizon Business’ E-LAN service, allowing customers to manage their layer 2 networks independently of Verizon Business’ network.
  • Enhanced Class of Service Option. Agencies can choose to add real-time CoS capability at one or more sites in their network. This enables agencies who want to run packet voice applications among sites to do so on the same network with their basic LAN interconnect traffic.

Services are not available in all areas. Please consult your Verizon Business representative for service availability and complete details.