SOURCE: RCN Corporation

RCN Corporation

February 17, 2009 08:50 ET

RCN Metro Optical Networks Provides Empire One Telecommunications a Solid Communications Platform on Which They Can Grow

HERNDON, VA--(Marketwire - February 17, 2009) - RCN Metro Optical Networks, a division of RCN Corporation (NASDAQ: RCNI) and a premier provider of fiber optic-based network solutions, announced today that it is providing Empire One Telecommunications with the communications infrastructure required to support their clientele.

Empire One Telecommunications needed a high bandwidth, SONET-based network in order to support their voice, data, and video applications and customers. RCN Metro recommended a dedicated SONET hub with point-to-point end links, not only because it was best suited to support their application and current needs but also because it could seamlessly and quickly scale to meet their future requirements.

"We chose RCN Metro because they were able to provide us with a comprehensive solution for our complex connectivity needs. Through RCN Metro's SONET Service, Empire One is able to connect to multiple end locations over a dedicated, protected, high-speed network," said Paul Butler, Chief Operations Officer of Empire One Telecommunications.

"We are pleased that Empire One Telecommunications selected RCN Metro. This network provides seamless, high bandwidth connectivity between geographically diverse locations, in support of their business applications," said Felipe Alvarez, President of RCN Metro. "It also provides Empire One with the ability to rapidly scale as their business grows."

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)

About Empire One Telecommunications

Empire One Telecommunications, Inc. -- EOT -- established in 1994 has been a high-quality, competitive communications company providing services through its licenses as a Facility Based Competitive Local Exchange and Long Distance Carrier as well as a newly Certified Open Video Systems Provider in New York City to provide Cable Television. We are dedicated to providing state-of-the-art sound and video quality and exceptional customer service at competitive rates to residential and small business customers throughout North America.

Contact Information

  • Contact:

    RCN Corporation:
    Lisa Barder
    Director of Communications and Public Relations

    RCN Metro Optical Networks:
    Maura Mahoney
    Vice President of Marketing

    Empire One Telecom:
    Paul Butler
    Chief Operating Officer