This Ethernet Metropolitan Area Network offers point-to-point and multipoint connectivity over a metropolitan area network (MAN). Ethernet began as a LAN technology and evolved into a replacement for low-speed WAN technologies. Traditionally, a metropolitan area network refers to a private data network used by a single organization in multiple buildings or by several organizations interconnected in the same geographic area. It is larger than a local area network (LAN) in a single building but not large enough to be considered a wide area network (WAN). The size typically ranges from 5 to 50 kilometers. A campus network may also be considered if all of the buildings are on a single piece of contiguous property. Learn more about Ethernet Metropolitan Area Network with EdrawMax diagram templates!