TeraBeam Networks is a new capacity service provider that uses Fiber-less Optics to break the last mile bottleneck to the nation’s wide area networks with gigabit IP connectivity and unmatched provisioning speed, scalability and value TeraBeam Networks was founded in December of 1997 with the objective of breaking the bandwidth bottleneck that exists between business users on Local Area Networks (LANs) and the nation’s long-haul wide area networks (WANs).
This local loop access bottleneck, commonly described as the ‘last mile problem’ or the ‘first mile problem’, has been a major roadblock on the way to a realizing the full potential of the Internet and intranets. There have been tremendous advances in bandwidth on either side of the local loop from Dense Wavelength Division Multiplexing (DWDM), optical switching, Gigabit Ethernet and Fast Ethernet. Unfortunately, the benefits of these innovations have been dramatically reduced by slow local loop access between LANs and WANs. With TeraBeam, the ‘first mile’ from the LAN to the long-haul fiber network is no longer the ‘slow mile’.
TeraBeam Networks offers services that extend the LAN bandwidth of Fast and Gigabit Ethernet directly to the nation’s wide area networks or across town to other LANs. The service provides standards based IP connectivity directly through a customer premises window using patent pending Fiberless Optics. Because TeraBeam’s Fiberless Optics liberates high bandwidth from fiber, no trenching or building wiring is required to establish the service. The result is broadband IP connectivity to the Internet and intranets that is quick to provision, highly scalable and much less expensive than fiber.
TeraBeam Networks constructed its first IP routed Fiberless Optics network in 1998. From 1998 to the present, TeraBeam has refined its technology and expanded its point-to-multipoint IP Metropolitan Area Network serving Seattle’s urban core. Commercial service will be launched in summer of 2000 with the top national and international markets served over the next 3 years. TeraBeam Fiberless Optics networks provides the speed of fiber optics without the fiber. The service provides standards based IP to businesses directly through a customer premises window using patent pending Fiberless Optics.
Commercial service will be launched in July 2000 with the top national and international markets served over the next 3 years. TeraBeam Networks will offer a variety of broadband services with speeds ranging from multiple megabits to gigabits. Provisioning times are reduced because Fiberless Optics networks do not require trenching and laying underground media. TeraBeam achieves additional time savings by connecting our IP Core backbone directly to the corporate LAN through a window on the customer’s premise. This unique installation method allows for reliable, high speed connectivity in a fraction of the normal installation time.