During it's time, the 3700 series are quiet "versatile". It depends entirely on how the Metro E is presented to you, the 3700 can support fibre optic (using the NM-1GE) or copper (aside from the two ports, you can purchase the NM-1FE or NM-2FE).
Best thing about metro E is that it acts like plain old E, so an L3 switch can patch to it with cost/performance advantages over a router. We miss netflow, but there's always port monitoring and WireShark.
That said, with a max total throughput of 30 Mb on the 100 link, your routers will do just fine. Our carrier uses copper interfaces for 10 and 100 metro E, and MM fiber for 1000. Someday when you want to nudge your remotes up to 100 each, think about L3 switches.....
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