What is a Wide Area Network?

What is a wide area network

APX Net Wide Area Network (WAN) service enables your large-scale organization to share access to applications, services and other centrally located resources, eliminating the need to replicate that infrastructure at every location. In short, our private WAN offers your business cost-effective, high-speed connectivity, communications and computing at scale.

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What is a wide area network

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How Do APX Net WAN Services Work?

APX Net WAN is simply a group of computers, switching and devices that are connected across cities, states and even countries. Within your organization, our WAN links the Local Area Networks (LANs) at all of your office locations, as well as your data center and cloud infrastructure or applications. Most importantly, a WAN is a private network that does not traverse the Internet, making it more reliable and secure.

Diagram of How Wide Area Networks Work

How Can APX Net WAN Work for You?

Service Options

Choose the WAN Connection that’s Right for You

We offer three types of private WAN services, all delivered over fiber-optic connections. Selecting the WAN architecture that’s right for your business requires an analysis of your locations, infrastructure and applications – an exercise that our expert engineers are qualified to take on. Generally speaking, however, here are some guidelines to keep in mind:

MPLS WAN Connection


A Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS) WAN is built on top of a provider’s MPLS network to provide Layer 2 or Layer 3 data networking services.

Ethernet Any to Any WAN Connection

Ethernet Any-to-Any

A Carrier Ethernet service defined by the Metro Ethernet Forum, Ethernet LAN (E-LAN) provides Layer 2 multipoint-to-multipoint connectivity.

Ethernet Point to Point WAN

Ethernet Point-to-Multipoint

A Carrier Ethernet Service defined by the MEF, Ethernet Virtual Private Line (EVPL) services deliver Layer 2 hub-and-spoke connections.

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Benefits of APX Net WAN Connections

Our private WAN solution is a private network designed to bridge great distances and offer your enterprise a clear alternative to Internet connectivity for delivering benefits, such as:

WAN Data Sharing

Easy Data Sharing

APX Net WAN services enable you to share data across all devices connected to the network, with instant synchronization of updated information across branch offices.

WAN Infrastructure

Centralized IT

With an APX Net WAN, everyone taps into the same infrastructure, so you only have to invest in email and file servers once. Centralization also simplifies backup and maintenance.

WAN Improved Security

Improved Data Security

Our WAN solution enables you to send traffic securely without touching the public Internet. Encryption and other measures keep your data safe and compliant with regulations, such as HIPAA.

WAN Increased Bandwidth

Increased Bandwidth

Our WAN solution leverages leased or private lines instead of broadband Internet links, providing low- latency, higher-speed connections without throttling or data caps.

Guaranteed Uptime

Guaranteed Uptime

Unlike Internet connections, an APX Net WAN is delivered with a Service Level Agreement (SLA) and around-the-clock expert support for guaranteed uptime.

WAN Reduced Cost

Cost Savings

Our WAN services can enable cost savings by consolidating data traffic across the same connections and reducing the need for travel with online collaboration tools.

How Can Your Business Benefit from APX Net WAN Services?

One Source. One Invoice. All Locations.

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Features of APX Net WAN Solutions


SD-WAN Integration

Our WAN integrates with SD-WAN solutions to create paths to both the public Internet and your private network.


Flexible Network Configurations

We build Layer 2 and Layer 3 networks to suit your needs.


Flexible Payment Options

Costs for capital assets can be amortized monthly or as a one-time expenditure.


Low Latency

Our WANs are perfect for sensitive, low-latency applications.


Engineering & Design

Our team will work with you to determine your bandwidth needs and manage the implementation process.


Nationwide Coverage

Unlike a regional provider, we support network across all 50 states.


Technical Support

Our U.S.-based Network Operations Center (NOC) operates 24/7 and is available to resolve any service issues.



Fiber Ethernet allows you to easily increase bandwidth up to 100Gbps.

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