RCN Business, the commercial services arm of RCN, said it has upgraded its Ethernet network backbone to include 100 Gigabit per second links.
With the upgrade, RCN Business, a Metro Ethernet Forum 2.0 certified carrier, said it can now scale its Ethernet services from 3 Mbps to 100 Gbps.
RCN Business is using the platform to target small- and medium-sized businesses and enterprises in markets such as Boston; Chicago; Philadelphia and Lehigh Valley, Pa.; Washington, D.C.; and New York City. RCN is battling in a highly competitive marketplace.
AT&T, Level 3, Verizon, CenturyLink, Time Warner Cable, Comcast, XO and Cox Communications topped Vertical Systems Group’s Carrier Ethernet Services leaderboard for mid-year 2015. Bright House Networks, Charter Communications, Cogent, Cablevision Systems’s Lightpath, Windstream and Zayo made up the “challenge” tier, which lists providers with between 1% and 4% share of the U.S. retail Ethernet market.
RCN Business, which offers a suite of Ethernet services spanning E-Line, E-LAN and E-Access, made Vertical Systems’s “market player’ tier, which factors in all providers with port share below 1%.