We provide Internet service to 100% of the public universities in Michigan, a majority of community colleges, as well as a large number of K-12 districts, public libraries, government agencies, health care organizations and other non-profit institutions. Merit provides a cost-effective network that has the capacity and engineering performance to support high-bandwidth applications, such as distance learning, large-scale data transfers, videoconferencing, virtual laboratories, remote instrumentation and digital libraries.
Our private fiber network allows Merit to provision nearly unlimited bandwidth on its backbone, and dedicated network connections by point-to-point private telecom circuits or wireless connections are also available.
A Diverse Connection provides a monitored, “always on” backup connection via an alternate physical route. Merit’s engineering staff configure a redundant router to seamlessly assume routing responsibilities should your primary connection fail. End-users are completely unaware of any outage.
The bandwidth fee for high-speed connections includes Domain Name Service (DNS) for up to three domains per organization, including primary and secondary DNS services.
IPv4 and IPv6 address space is included free of charge to Members subscribing to Internet service.
Merit offers Stratium 1 NTP services as a added feature. NTP is the protocol for synchronizing the clocks of computer systems over packet-switched, variable-latency data networks. It is designed particularly to resist the effects of variable latency.
ENS is a dedicated layer 2 connection with low latency and transfer rates up to 900 megabits-per-second (Mbps). This affordable switched Ethernet service is fully managed by Merit and is supported 24×7 year-round by the Merit Support Center.
Securely transfer data between two locations.
Fast, flexible connectivity with available transfer rates from 10 Mbps to 900 Mbps. Modify rates to adapt to your business needs.
Ethernet Network Service is E-rate eligible for K-12 organizations and libraries.
Support is provided by the Merit Support Center, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Ethernet Network Service supports today’s modern network applications, like Voice over IP service and data storage.
Merit fully manages the connection and on-premises equipment.
These services are ideal as a backup connection between two locations, connecting an Internet Service Provider to a wholesale provider, linking two remote locations or transmitting data to an off-site facility.
Transport service provides a 1, 2, 3, 4 or 10 Gbps dedicated connection. No metered usage.
Merit offers 1 Gigabit-per-second (Gbps) and 10 Gbps ethernet connections between Merit Transport nodes on its network, linking to your facilities in a Merit Transport-eligible location.
Access portions of Merit’s fiber-optic network for point-to-point connections through dark fiber IRUs or leases. Merit has over 2,000 miles of fiber-optic infrastructure in Michigan’s Upper and Lower Peninsulas and across northern Wisconsin that are eligible for non-Member use.
More than 1,800 organizations, have registered over 400,000 route objects in the RADb routing database. RADb’s WHOIS servers receive over 6M queries per day from over 300K unique hosts. RADb has remained at the forefront of Internet routing practices and includes over 1,100 IPv6 route objects.
A streamlined object management framework based on the Routing Policy Specification Language (RPSL) standards provides a summary of registered routing objects. Enables updating of registered objects through online interface.
RADb members are provided with a view of their network assets from an outside perspective. Prefix alerts are generated when routing anomalies are detected, informing you of possible route hijack events.
The RADb portal offers convenient account maintenance and a detailed service history.
RADb provides customized queries for network objects.
ENA Air, the leading provider of managed wireless solutions for K12 school districts across multiple states, was selected by Apple to provide service to over 100 economically disadvantaged schools across the nation as a part of the ConnectED initiative.
Keycard access to the colocation site is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Hands-on service from an IT professional is also available, and if you need to power-cycle a machine, you can do so remotely from your location.
Connected via Merit’s 10G fiber connection at our Detroit and Grand Rapids data centers.
Scalable to suit your organization’s needs, no matter the size of the task.
including Level3, Savvis, Cogent, Global Crossing, and XO Communications.
Opportunities for your organization include: Disaster Recovery, virtualization, Load-balancing, and alternatives to tape-backup.
Colocation services are tied to flat monthly rates. Type and level of electrical service required is determined by your organization.
Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 734.527.5785 to discuss your project with a member of the Merit Sales Team.
Merit offers virtualization service packages that include software implementation and hands-on training.
Secure Network Engineering
We are experts in network engineering. Merit can help design, install and securely configure your local area or wide area networks.
Merit can provide port scans amd system assesments to improve the security of your network.
Secure Traffic Optimization
Merit is available to assist you with networking questions, help you in understanding your traffic patterns, and securely optimize your network connections.