RCN Metro Optical Networks adds Telx to financial services network

NOVEMBER 30, 2009 -- RCN Metro Optical Networks, a division of RCN Corp. has announced direct connection of its Xtreme Network financial services network to Telx's Financial Business Exchange (FBX) at 100 Delawanna Avenue in Clifton, NJ with access to Telx's suites at 111 8th Avenue in New York City as well as other sites.

NOVEMBER 30, 2009 -- RCN Metro Optical Networks, a division of RCN Corp. has announced direct connection of its Xtreme Network financial services network to Telx's Financial Business Exchange (FBX) at 100 Delawanna Avenue in Clifton, NJ with access to Telx's suites at 111 8th Avenue in New York City as well as other sites. RCN Metro's Xtreme Network connects major colocation facilities and financial exchanges across the New York and New Jersey regions.

Telx, one of the leading domestic interconnection and colocation data center operators, offers ultra low latency connectivity, proximity hosting, and direct market access to the global financial marketplace. RCN Metro says its financial services ring will now provide Telx capital markets clients with “the most reliable, dense, high-capacity network available today” as well as meet future requirements.

"Being part of RCN Metro Xtreme Network allows us to augment our abilities to address the challenges facing financial services firms today," said Carl Nerup, vice president of corporate business development from Telx. "We are committed to bringing our clients state-of-the-art technology solutions that improve business growth opportunities now and in the future and this network allows us to do just that."

RCN Metro's network ring features a ROADM/DWDM-based core infrastructure, and initially offers a capacity of eighty-eight 40-Gbps channels with growth to 100-Gbps channels. The ring has the ability to keep traffic within New Jersey or extend out into New York, based on a customer's specific requirements for exchange connectivity.

Additional colocation facilities on the financial network ring include RCN Metro's facility located at 165 Halsey Street in Newark, NJ, as well as other colocation provider facilities.

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