RCN Metro

April 22, 2009 08:30 ET

RCN Metro Optical Networks' President Felipe Alvarez to Participate in Panel Discussion at Capacity 2009

HERNDON, VA--(Marketwire - April 22, 2009) - RCN Metro Optical Networks, a division of RCN Corporation (NASDAQ: RCNI) and a premier provider of fiber optic-based network solutions, announced that its President, Felipe Alvarez, will participate in a panel discussion at Capacity USA 2009. The session, "Evaluating Alternative Technologies to Enable End-to-End Services Delivery and Optimize Local and Regional Connectivity," will occur on Wednesday, April 22, from 10:45am to 11:30am at the Marriott New York Marquis in New York, NY.

Alvarez and other industry experts will discuss a range of topics, including:

-- Adoption and growth rates of Ethernet, WiMAX

-- Alternative local access strategies in the US -- metro Ethernet

-- Evolution of long-haul Ethernet -- interconnect methods and delivering new services to an international market

-- Ethernet and alternative technologies that enable the delivery of new services and applications to a local, regional and global customer base

Sandy Roskes, VP of Marketing and Business Development with FIBERZONE, will moderate the panel. In addition to Alvarez, other panel participants will include:

-- Carmen Perez, President, FPL FiberNet

-- Bryan Boyd, President & CEO, TeraGo Networks

For more information or to set up an appointment with an RCN Metro executive at Capacity USA 2009, please visit:

About RCN Metro Optical Networks

RCN Metro,, is a premier provider of high-capacity transport services for carriers as well as large and medium-sized businesses. RCN Metro offers a comprehensive suite of services including: Ethernet, SONET, Wavelength, Video Transport, Internet and more. With a network leveraging unique rights-of-way, spanning from Maine to Virginia and out to Chicago, RCN Metro deploys custom solutions to service providers as well as companies in the finance, hospitality, media, government, health care and education industries. RCN Metro is a wholly owned division of RCN Corporation.

About RCN Corporation

RCN Corporation, (NASDAQ: RCNI), is a competitive broadband services provider delivering all-digital and high definition video, high-speed internet and premium voice services to residential and small-medium business customers under the brand names of RCN and RCN Business Services, respectively. In addition, through its RCN Metro Optical Networks business unit, RCN delivers fiber-based high-capacity data transport services to large commercial customers, primarily large enterprises and carriers, targeting the metropolitan central business districts in the company's geographic markets. RCN's primary service areas include Washington, D.C., Philadelphia, Lehigh Valley (PA), New York City, Boston and Chicago. (RCNI-G)

Contact Information

  • Contact:
    RCN Metro Optical Networks:
    Maura Mahoney
    Vice President of Sales & Marketing

    RCN Corporation:
    Lisa Barder
    Director, Communications and PR