Recently I was working with a university with two campuses that were located about 50 miles from one another. The request I received was for a 100MB connection to be used for Internet, administration use and distance learning. As normal I submitted requests to vendors I knew could provide the service. My first quote arrived from one of the “big three carriers” using MPLS (Multi-Protocol Label Switching) at a cost of about $33,000 per month. The second quote came in from another big 3 provider using MPLS at only $5831.00 per month a sustainable difference to say the least.