Ethernet Private Line

Improve the Cost Efficiency of Your Network without Sacrificing Performance

Ethernet Private Line provides high-bandwidth solutions designed to meet your critical business application needs by combining the convenience of Ethernet connectivity with the unparalleled performance of Private Line.

Business Ethernet services provide convenience, manageability, and ample bandwidth for extending your LAN to new locations, but they can't match the dedicated performance of a private line service. Whether you need to connect data centers, support sensitive applications like disk mirroring, handle high-bandwidth rich media applications, or meet tough requirements for circuit uptime and security, you need a way to maximize reliability and minimize latency without giving up the convenience and cost-efficiency of Ethernet. Now you can. CenturyLink® Ethernet Private Line service offers large bandwidth superior performance across town or across the country so you can grow your network easily, cost-effectively, and reliably.


Improved Security with Tamper-Resistant Fiber Optic Circuits, 24/7/365 NOC Monitoring and Network Security Audits

Offers Broad Availability in 30 Domestic Metropolitan Markets and 79 Longhaul Markets

Single Contract for Both Intercity and Intracity Configurations

Historical and Near Realtime Insight into Circuit Performance

Aggregate Multiple Traffic Types on a Single Connection


Robust SLAs for 99.999% Network Availability

Support for Voice, Video, and Internet

Four-Fiber, Bidirectional Line-Switched Ring Technology

Multiplexing Available at DS-1, DS-3, and OC-N Circuit Levels

Network Monitoring and Management to Achieve High Levels of Performance

24/7 Customer Support

Domestic Network Diversity Service Enhancement for Point-to-Point Transmission Between Two CenturyLink Points of Presence (POPs) as a Distinct Circuit from Your Primary On-Net Circuit

  • Available as POP diversity, ring diversity, or route diversity (on request and subject to availability).

How It Works

CenturyLink Ethernet Private Line services are a point-to-point, dedicated optical data service that encapsulates Ethernet traffic into the CenturyLink SONET network. The standard service provides fixed bandwidth for large bandwidth users ranging from 100 Mbps - 1 Gbps and hands off a standard Ethernet interface to meet the needs of today's most demanding network applications. The service is offered in longhaul intercity (Ethernet Private Line) or intracity configurations (Metro Ethernet Private Line) in major markets across the U.S. CenturyLink also designs custom solutions to address your business problems.

Network Maps

The CenturyLink network covers the entire continental United States and has one of the largest fiber footprints. Internationally, we provide coverage to hundreds of destinations.

More Services and Solutions for You

Metro Ethernet

Networking solution for business located within a metro area.


Bundled solution for Internet and VoIP with access to cloud-based applications.

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