FLR provides a scalable point-to-point optical transport network solution that meets long-term network requirements. FLR offers a reliable and flexible network infrastructure that can grow and incorporate technological advancements; enhanced network performance and bandwidth capabilities; and collaboration and advanced communication among research participants.

 Dynamic Bandwidth Allocation
Utilizing dedicated and shared 100 Gigabit Ethernet, 10 Gigabit Ethernet or 1 Gigabit Ethernet high-performance data circuits, FLR participants are provided with additional capacity "on demand" to accommodate bursts in data-traffic, videoconference, or other special requirements.

 ISP Connectivity
Connectivity to Commercial Internet Service Providers is available in order to provide economical and reliable Internet service to FLR participants.

 National and International Research Connectivity
Connectivity to advanced production regional and national networks, such as Internet2 and the GLIF, supports new applications and services.

 High Speed IP transit
High Speed IP transit paths between participants, supporting both IPv4 and IPv6 protocols. FLR is designed to allow growth in terms of the number of hosts connected as well as the amount of data transmitted.

Arrangements with other networks and traffic exchange points allow FLR to route and exchange network traffic, resulting in fewer hops and faster access to user destinations.

  Dedicated Wavelengths
For research applications needing a dedicated wavelength service, FLR offers participants point to point 1.0, 2.5, 10 or 100 gigabits per second optical lambdas as a complement to the FLR optical-based backbone services.