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HAN Internet   

HAN Internet provides internet connectivity to devices hosted within a CenturyLink Data Center.

The local network operating within a CenturyLink Data Center is known as the Hosted Area Network (HAN).

The HAN internet service delivers worldwide connectivity to the internet for carriers, Internet Service Providers (ISPs), Application Service Providers (ASPs), content providers and multinational corporations hosted within a CenturyLink Data Center.

The service is delivered on our Tier 1, AS backbone network at speeds ranging from Ethernet (10Mbps) to Gigabit Ethernet (1000Mbps).

The service includes the following:

  • Direct connection between the CenturyLink network and client equipment via a single cross connect or via dual cross connects using the following connection types:
  • Fast Ethernet - 100Mbps.
  • Gigabit Ethernet - 1000Mbps.
  • IP addresses consistent with CenturyLink IP policies and what the client can justify.
  • Troubleshooting of CenturyLink-provided components.
  • Installation of cabling between the client patch panel and the CenturyLink patch panel in the Data Centre node room.


  • Hosted area network (HAN) offers clients secure, high-bandwidth internet connectivity inside a CenturyLink Data Center.

  • CenturyLink represents one of the largest IP networks in the world.

  • CenturyLink’ global IP network reaches approximately 99 countries and has multiple points of presence (POP) around the world.

Use Cases

  • Clients can leverage HAN Internet bandwidth to provide consistent, high-performance access to their hosted applications and websites.

  • Clients can also leverage this bandwidth to centrally distribute and control Internet access to all of their remote locations.

Service Level Agreement

99.99% availability for a resilient solution.

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geographic availability

Australia, Canada, China, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Japan, Singapore, United Kingdom, United States