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 2019 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.

A distinction is made between:

  • Inner-City light paths: the SURFlichtpad ports are located within the same municipal limits
  • Inter-City light paths: the SURFlichtpad ports are not located within the same municipal limits 
Light path   Inner-City Inter-City
50 Mbit/s Protected 40 71
  Redundant 50 74
250 Mbit/s Protected 187 354
  Redundant 248 372
500 Mbit/s Protected 372 708
  Redundant 497 744
750 Mbit/s Protected 559 1.061
  Redundant 744 1.117
1 Gbit/s Protected 744 1.415
  Redundant 993 1.490
10 Gbit/s Protected 1.768 3.396
  Redundant 2.383 3.574

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   Inner-City Inter-City
50 Mbit/s Protected 28 53
  Redundant 38 56
250 Mbit/s Protected 140 266
  Redundant 187 279
500 Mbit/s Protected 279 530
  Redundant 372 559
750 Mbit/s Protected 419 796
  Redundant 559 838
1 Gbit/s Protected 559 1.061
  Redundant 744 1.117
10 Gbit/s Protected 1.341 2.547
  Redundant 1.788 2.681

International light paths

Rates for this service are available on request.