MARCH 22, 2010 -- RCN Metro Optical Networks, a division of RCN Corporation and a provider of fiber optic-based network solutions, announced plans to extend its network from 111 8th Avenue, New York City, New York into Toronto, Canada.
Beginning May 31, 2010, RCN Metro will offer the region low-latency Ethernet services including switched Ethernet, "Burstable" Ethernet, and full-rate up to 1 Gigabit Ethernet.
"After New York and Chicago, Toronto represents the third largest financial services center in North America. This network expansion provides RCN Metro a tremendous opportunity to further expand the reach of our, ultra-low latency Xtreme network into the region's leading financial services markets," says Felipe Alvarez, president of RCN Metro. "The city of Toronto is home to many of the world's top banks as well as Canada's largest banks. These firms require first-class reliability, low-latency and high bandwidth capacity, and we look forward to bringing the RCN Metro experience to this region."
In addition to its thriving financial services community, Toronto is the hub for Canada's digital media industry and the country's most extensive fiber-optic network.