The SMART NET RING technology provides two paths for each data packet to travel on its way to the Internet. The SMART RING also contains two exit points where the packets can leave the local ring and enter the global backbone.
Redundancy + Redundancy
The two OC-12 rings are synchronized for fail over capability. If one ring is disabled or cut off, net traffic is redirected via the alternate ring until the original ring is restored to full functionality.