RCN Business has announced the immediate availability of wavelength-division multiplexing (WDM) services across its footprint, which includes Boston, Chicago, Philadelphia, Lehigh Valley, PA, Washington, DC, and New York City. RCN says its new 100-Gbps WDM offering will play well in data center interconnect and other applications where customers may wish to deploy additional bandwidth, maintainsecurity, achieve greater data control, and stay within budget.
The WDM connections provide a more direct alternative to standard Ethernet routes, which may take different paths to get data to its intended destination. According to RCN, customers can develop their own data path with the WDM offering, ensuring fast downloads while creating more diversity within the network. Paths can be as diverse as necessary, and the service is entirely customizable, states the company.
“With RCN’s wavelength-division multiplexing, our customers control the network by choosing the specific route to create the shortest path for data to travel, thereby minimizing latency and increasing the security of data,” said Patrick Knorr, RCN Business executive vice president and chief commercial officer. “RCN is dedicated to its customers’ success, and to succeed, they need more bandwidth. This offering allows our customers to maximize their growth with technology on the forefront of the industry and stop worrying about scalability and downtime. Traditional bandwidth plans simply do not provide these opportunities.”
This announcement complements RCN Business's existing activities along the U.S. East Coast, including its 2016 agreement to share fiber-optic network assets with Cross River Fiber in New York and New Jersey (see “RCN, Cross River Fiber partner for fiber-optic network expansion”).
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