AT&T, Verizon, Windstream join MEF to advance Ethernet interconnection

AT&T (NYSE: T), Verizon (NYSE: VZ) and Windstream are among a group of Tier 1 service providers that are joining the Metro Ethernet Forum (MEF) to drive the next phase of the organization's Ethernet Interconnect Points (EIP) project to develop common guidelines service providers can use to interconnect their Ethernet networks when pursuing out-of-territory opportunities.

To help project participants agree on a common interconnection approach using MEF specifications, the EIP project will provide feedback on standard prototypes.