RCN Business Earns MEF Carrier Ethernet 2.0 Certification

Carrier recognized for critical Ethernet service delivery that ensures highest class of service for business

Princeton, NJ – April 8, 2014RCN Business, an industry-leading provider of high-speed Internet, voice, video and network solutions, announced today that it has achieved the Metro Ethernet Forum’s (MEF) rigorous Carrier Ethernet 2.0 (CE 2.0) certification. Achieving MEF CE 2.0 certification indicates the ability of a communications provider to deliver today’s most advanced Ethernet services.

Carriers that have achieved CE 2.0 certification are recognized for their ability to deliver Ethernet services at a higher quality and reliability than non-certified services. RCN Business maintains its state-of-the-art, wholly owned network in major markets across the country, delivering advanced connectivity to enterprises, healthcare, education, government, financial services organizations and other entities that demand the most from their networks.

“To date, only nine U.S. carriers have achieved CE 2.0 certification, with many not expected to finalize and achieve certification until 2015,” states Robert Roeder, EVP and Chief Development Officer for RCN Business. “Our focus is to provide the most reliable and standards-compliant solution to meet the complex networking needs of our business customers. RCN delivers the credibility and assurance that define CE 2.0.”

RCN Business has achieved CE 2.0 certification for E-Line, E-LAN and E-Access services.

“The MEF views the Carrier Ethernet 2.0 certification program as opening a very important chapter in the evolution of standardized Carrier Ethernet services,” said Eric Puetz, MEF Certification Committee Co-Chair & Director. “CE 2.0 certification provides an essential proof point for CE 2.0 services, opening up new markets for regional providers, delivery of cloud services, the first application-oriented SLAs and optimization of mobile backhaul.”

The MEF is the global defining body for Carrier Ethernet and works to accelerate the worldwide adoption of carrier-class Ethernet networks and services.

To request Ethernet services for your business, visit rcn.com/business or call 1-877-726-7000.


About RCN Business Services
RCN Telecom Services, LLC (www.rcn.com and www.rcn.com/business) provides industry-leading high-speed Internet, all-digital TV and phone services for residential, small/medium and Enterprise business customers. PC Magazine’s Readers’ Choice Award named RCN one of the winners for best ISPs in 2013 and 2015 – RCN was rated highest in overall satisfaction. RCN is YouTube HD Verified, earning the company the highest-ranking Google offers. RCN is also a Netflix Open Connect partner, placing in the top 10 rankings in the markets RCN serves on the Netflix USA ISP Speed Index. RCN’s affordably priced advanced digital services are delivered through our proprietary, state-of-the-art fiber-rich network and supported by 100% U.S.-based customer service. RCN’s primary service areas include Boston, Chicago, Lehigh Valley (PA), New York City, Philadelphia (Delaware County) and Washington, D.C.

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