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lrusso
If It Aint Broken Dont Fix It
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join:2004-01-09
Albertson, NY

Verizon Dedicated Internet

If you ordered a service like Verizon dedicated internet (GigE) what type of equipment would you need?

Is it as simple as Verizon running cable to the location and it being plugged into the WAN port on a router?



TeleServPro
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join:2009-08-24

It all depends on the carrier. Some drop an optical fiber line to your premise and leave the rest up to you. This would require a GBIC or SFP to convert fiber to RJ45/Ethernet.
Most carriers deliver a line that might need at least a router with 2 or more Ethernet ports + software running a static routing protocol.
What did Verizon quote you? They should have quoted a managed router and non-router option. Other carriers have an entirely plug & play handoff, where you only need an additional router for NAT and/or any bells/whistles (VPN, firewall, etc).