SURFlichtpaden: a super-fast, exclusive connection

Do you need an ultra-fast, extremely reliable connection to another institution, data centre, service provider or different destination? SURFlichtpaden enables you to create an exclusive and direct connection outside the boundaries of the public Internet. Light paths offer additional security, reliability, and high capacity – guaranteed.

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SURFlichtpaden rates

The rates for SURFlichtpaden depend on the desired bandwidth and the type of light path. The rates for 2022 are listed below.

National fixed light paths

The charges for light paths can be billed in 2 different ways:

  • by endpoint, where each institution involved is charged 50% of the rates below, or
  • by light path, where the requesting institution is charged the rates below.

In all cases, a light path is administratively linked to the requesting institution. This institution is responsible for consulting with the other institutions involved, and this institution alone is entitled to request interim changes (endpoints, capacity, etc.). Amounts are quoted in EUR per month excluding VAT.

Light path type

 

Inner-City (ports within the same municipal limits)

Inter-City (ports not within the same municipal limits)

50 Mbit/s

protected

EUR 43

EUR 75

 

redundant

EUR 53

EUR 78

250 Mbit/s

protected

EUR 198

EUR 374

 

redundant

EUR 262

EUR 393

500 Mbit/s

protected

EUR 393

EUR 749

 

redundant

EUR 525

EUR 787

750 Mbit/s

protected

EUR 592

EUR 1,121

 

redundant

EUR 787

EUR 1,181

1 Gbit/s

protected

EUR 787

EUR 1,495

 

redundant

EUR 1,049

EUR 1,574

10 Gbit/s

protected

EUR 1,889

EUR 3,590

 

redundant

EUR 2,519

EUR 3,778

40 Gbit/s

protected

upon request

EUR 5,716

 

redundant

upon request

EUR 6,236

100 Gbit/s

protected

upon request

EUR 8,315

 

redundant

upon request

EUR 9,354

Light paths to service providers connected to NetherLight

The rates below apply for light paths to service providers connected to NetherLight. These light paths are always administratively linked to the requesting institution and are billed in full to that institution. Amounts are quoted in EUR per month excluding VAT.

Light path type

 

Inner-City (ports within the same municipal limits)

Inter-City (ports not within the same municipal limits)

50 Mbit/s

protected

EUR 29

EUR 56

 

redundant

EUR 41

EUR 59

250 Mbit/s

protected

EUR 148

EUR 282

 

redundant

EUR 198

EUR 295

500 Mbit/s

protected

EUR 295

EUR 560

 

redundant

EUR 393

EUR 592

750 Mbit/s

protected

EUR 443

EUR 842

 

redundant

EUR 592

EUR 885

1 Gbit/s

protected

EUR 592

EUR 1.121

 

redundant

EUR 787

EUR 1.181

10 Gbit/s

protected

EUR 1.417

EUR 2.692

 

redundant

EUR 1.889

EUR 2.834

International light paths

Rates for this service are available on request. Contact the SURF advisor for your institution, or SURF Customer Support at customersupport@surf.nl.