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Email: otm@la.gov

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 94280
Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70804

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Baton Rouge, LA 70802-5243

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OTM Catalog of Services
Metro Ethernet

Metro Ethernet services transport data traffic between two or more Ethernet local area networks (LANs) within a designated metropolitan area. Metro Ethernet can be configured as a basic service or as a dedicated point-to-point service. As a basic service, speeds of 10 Mbps, 100 Mbps, and 1 Gbps are supported. As a dedicated point-to-point service, speeds of 100 Mbps and 1 Gbps are supported. In addition to Metro Ethernet service, OTM offers Premium Ethernet services, which include other features and functionality. For information about Premium Ethernet services contact the OTM Network Infrastructure section.

Service is available from these providers in the following Louisiana metropolitan areas:

AT&T
  • Alexandria
  • Baton Rouge
  • Hammond
  • Houma
  • Lafayette
  • Lake Charles
  • Monroe
  • Natchitoches
  • New Orleans
  • Ruston
  • Shreveport
  • Slidell
  • Thibodaux

CenturyTel
  • Baton Rouge
  • Monroe
  • Ruston
  • Shreveport 
 
Charter Communications
  • Hammond
  • Slidell
  • Thibodaux
 
 Cox Communications
  • Baton Rouge
  • Lafayette
  • New Orleans

 
SuddenLink Communications
  • Alexandria
  • Lake Charles
  • Natchitoches
  • Ruston
 
Telcove
  • Baton Rouge
  • Hammond
  • Houma
  • Lafayette

  • Lake Charles
  • New Orleans
  • Slidell
  • Thibodaux

How To Order 
Agencies interested in acquiring Metro Ethernet service should complete and submit an OTM-51 Metro Ethernet Agency Request for Vendor Quote Form to OTM. OTM will determine which vendors are able to provide the service in the requested area(s) and obtain and validate rate quotes from the available vendors. OTM will then provide the quote to the requesting agency. If multiple vendors respond to the request for quote, the requesting agency may choose from the responding vendors based on the agency's specific technical needs, timeline, or price.

To accept the quote and order the service, the agency should complete and submit to OTM either an OTM-38 AT&T Metro Ethernet Service Order Form or an OTM-83 Independent Metro Ethernet Order Form.

Billing Rates
Metro Ethernet rates are determined by the specific service type, speed, and the distance of the service location from the service provider's Ethernet node.The rates below are meant to serve as examples and may not be actual rates. Additional charges can be incurred where additional bands and mileage are concerned. Follow the process described in How to Order to obtain specific service pricing quotes

For pricing assistance and information about Metro Ethernet and Premium Metro Ethernet services, contact the OTM Network Infrastructure section.

AT&T METRO ETHERNET
Installation*
Monthly Rate
10 Mbps Basic Service 
Zero to ten miles from serving node
$500
$475
Greater than 10 to 25 miles from serving node
500
735
Greater than 25 to 35 miles from serving node
500
909
Greater than 35 to 50 miles from serving node
500
1,154
100 Mbps Basic Service
Zero to ten miles from serving node
750
875
Greater than 10 to 25 miles from serving node
750
1,195
Greater than 25 to 35 miles from serving node
750
1,421
Greater than 35 to 50 miles from serving node
750
1,722
1 Gbps Basic Service 
Zero to ten miles from serving node
1,000
1,490
Greater than 10 to 25 miles from serving node
1,000
1,880
Greater than 25 to 35 miles from serving node
1,000
2,141
Greater than 35 to 50 miles from serving node
1,000
2,490
100 Mbps Dedicated Service 
Zero to ten miles from serving node
750
880
Greater than 10 to 25 miles from serving node
750
1,200
Greater than 25 to 35 miles from serving node
750
1,426
Greater than 35 to 50 miles from serving node
750
1,727
1 Gbps Dedicated Service 
Zero to ten miles from serving node
1,000
1,675
Greater than 10 to 25 miles from serving node
1,000
2,065
Greater than 25 to 35 miles from serving node
1,000
2,326
Greater than 35 to 50 miles from serving node
1,000
2,675

Other Charges--Additional one-time charges may be incurred if the agency requests that the order be expedited, changes the due date on the order, or cancels the order. These are as follows:

Due Date Change  Expedite Cancellation
10 Mbps Basic
$200
$200
$375.00
100 Mbps Basic
200
200
562.50
1 Gbps Basic
200
200
750.00
100 Mbps Dedicated
200
200
562.50
1 Gbps Dedicated
200
200
750.00

On already installed services one-time charges may be incurred in lieu of the full installation charge if the service is moved within the same location or if the agency requests reconfiguration of the service. These charges are as follows:

Service
Reconfiguration

Move
10 Mbps Basic
$250
$250
100 Mbps Basic
250
375
1 Gbps Basic
250
500
100 Mbps Dedicated
250
375
1 Gbps Dedicated
250
500

INDEPENDENT METRO ETHERNET
Cox Business Services--Baton Rouge Metro
Installation
Monthly Rate
10 Mbps Basic Service 
No Charge
$800 to 1200
100 Mbps Basic Service
No Charge
1600 to 2,400
1 Gbps Basic Service
No Charge
2,500 to 3,750
10 Mbps Dedicated Service
No Charge
1,000 to 1,500
1 Gbps Dedicated Service
No Charge
3,000 to 4,500

SuddenLink Communications Services--Alexandria Metro
Installation*
Monthly Rate
10 Mbps Dedicated Service 
$500
 
$1,700
100 Mbps Dedicated Service
500
2,600
1 Gbps Dedicated Service
500
3,400

CenturyTel Solutions--Shreveport Metro
Installation*
Monthly Rate
100 Mbps Basic Service
$500
$1,496 to 2,796
100 Mbps Dedicated Service
500
 
1,496 to 2,796
1 Gbps Dedicated Service
750
2,680 to 4,180

*Where installation charges apply, there is a charge for each end of the circuit. Charges are doubled (x2) to install both ends of the circuit. Example: Installation = $500 x 2 = $1,000 for both ends of the circuit. 

Metro Ethernet services will be provided at actual cost plus a 3% processing fee.

A Support Service fee of 0.5% shall be applied to the monthly cost of these services.

Forms
OTM-38 AT&T Metro Ethernet Order Form
OTM-83 Independent Metro Ethernet Order Form
OTM-51 Metro Ethernet Agency Request for Vendor Quote Form

Contacts
Section Enhanced Network Services 
Phone 225-219-4860 
FAX 225-219-4867
E-mail

otm-sept@listserv.doa.la.gov

US Mail

OTM Enhanced Network Services
PO Box 94280
Baton Rouge, LA 70804-9280