RCN Business Enables Up to 10-Gigabit Direct Connections
to Amazon Web Services

Princeton, NJ – April 12, 2016 – RCN Business, a communications provider delivering network solutions for voice, data and video, announces today the availability of Amazon Web Service (AWS) Direct Connect for customers. AWS Direct Connect customers can now link to AWS Direct Connect locations using RCN Business’ reliable, high-performance network. Businesses can reach the AWS Cloud via the RCN Business dedicated point-to-point fiber-based E-Line service, with available speeds up to 10 Gigabits.

Cloud computing has evolved into a key IT component for businesses across all industries. RCN Business enables private connectivity between an AWS Direct Connect location and the customer’s data center, office location or carrier hotel environment. With access to AWS Direct Connect, companies can achieve enhanced security, increased reliability and improved performance by bypassing the public Internet through a direct connection into the AWS Cloud.

“Businesses of all sizes are integrating AWS into their networking architectures, and the underlying ‘must-have’ is a fast and reliable network,” explains Michael Carrosquilla, SVP Commercial Services at RCN. “CIO’s today are looking ahead to ensure their organizations are prepared as more data passes through the cloud. RCN’s wholly-owned network is ideal for offering a fast, reliable and secure connection.”

Benefits include:

Enhanced security – Because data between the enterprise access point and AWS is routed entirely across the RCN network, mission critical traffic is isolated from the public Internet

Better resiliency – RCN’s fiber ring topology helps protect critical data and provides superior network availability

Lower cost of ownership – AWS Direct Connect and RCN Business provide a lower cost of ownership compared to standard Internet access charges into the AWS Cloud

Increased performance – The service provides enhanced throughput and optimized connectivity between business location and AWS

Greater access – AWS Direct Connect is compatible with all AWS services, including: Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3), Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2), Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (Amazon VPC), Amazon DynamoDB and Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS)

Seamless integration – RCN Business provides 24/7 proactive monitoring and support to ensure the network is up and running

To learn more about RCN Business data, voice and video services, visit www.rcn.com/business.

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.

RCN Business Media Contact:
Jaymie Scotto & Associates for RCN
866-695-3629 ext. 13


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