RCN, Cross River Fiber partner for fiber-optic network expansion

RCN Business and Cross River Fiber have agreed to share fiber-optic network assets in in New York and New Jersey. The agreement opens New Jersey to RCN while expanding Cross River Fiber's footprint in New York City.

RCN Business and Cross River Fiber have agreed to share fiber-optic network assets in in New York and New Jersey. The agreement opens New Jersey to RCN while expanding Cross River Fiber's footprint in New York City.

Cross River Fiber specializes in fiber-optic network service provision in the New York/New Jersey metro area (see, for example, "Cross River Fiber completes ultra-low latency route in New Jersey" and "Ridgemont Equity Partners to buy majority stake in Cross River Fiber"). RCN Business will now gain access to a variety of locations in New Jersey, including data centers operated by Digital Realty, Savvis, Telx, IO, Net Access, Sentinel, and Equinix. RCN also will have access to Cross River Fiber's 1-Gbps and 10-Gbps services, as well as dark fiber.

The deal with Cross River Fiber complements RCN Business's existing activities along the U.S. East Coast (see "RCN Business adds 100-Gbps transmission to Ethernet backbone network").

"This partnership with Cross River Fiber is key for RCN Business as we continue to grow and expand into new markets and develop new relationships," stated Mike Carrosquilla, senior vice president of Commercial Services for RCN. "Cross River Fiber and their leadership team have proven to be outstanding partners for us. We now are able to provide our customers – particularly in the finance and healthcare verticals – unprecedented access to these state-of-the-art New Jersey data centers."

"Working with RCN Business provides us with new opportunities and is in line with our current goals to increase our service offerings and geographical footprint," added Cross River Fiber CEO Vincenzo Clemente. "Cross River Fiber is constantly searching for new ways to expand its network reach. This partnership helps us attain that objective. Access to the RCN Business network will help us continue to meet our customers' needs to connect between data centers and enterprise buildings in New York City and New Jersey."

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