Scalable bandwidth capability, service level agreements (SLAs), and a carrier-grade, reliable fiber-optic network infrastructure – these are necessities for enterprise organizations that are deploying data-centric enterprise applications, such as distance learning, videoconferencing and cloud-based solutions.

Dedicated to providing you the best technology to grow your business, RCN Business Ethernet is ideal for multi-location businesses requiring secure LAN/WAN networks to enable communications and data delivery between their locations. MEF CE (Carrier Ethernet) 2.0 certified in 2014, RCN Business Ethernet is available throughout the RCN network. This fiber-based solution offers an affordable and superior solution to outdated frame relay, private line or data T1 offerings. The service includes customer premise equipment (CPE) as part of a low monthly fee, reducing total cost of ownership. Delivering symmetrical speeds between 3 Mbps to 10 Gbps, this solution is scalable based on the bandwidth needs of a business.

In addition to RCN Business’s fast installation, customers can authorize and implement bandwidth upgrades on demand as needed. RCN employs 24/7 monitoring and support to meet the business needs, with performance backed by robust SLAs.

A suite of network configurations includes point-to-point (E-Line) connectivity and multipoint (ELAN) connectivity customized to meet the unique and changing requirements of a business. Increase productivity with collaborative applications and enhance computing connectivity in remote offices.

In 2014, RCN Business Services was awarded 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.

E-Line (Point to Point)

For businesses in need of connecting two locations, E-Line service provides a secure Point-to-Point Ethernet connectivity between two user network interfaces. The E-Line service enables enterprises to interconnect two locations so that they appear to share the same LAN despite the distance between them.

E-LAN (Point to Multipoint)

For businesses with multiple branches or satellite offices, E-LAN provides multipoint connectivity where each Ethernet connection links more than two enterprise user network interfaces. The E-LAN services provide a transparent Layer 2 virtual LAN that can seamlessly connect multiple sites.

Dedicated Internet Access

Mid-sized companies with multiple locations utilize Ethernet to more effectively connect their multiple locations at a lower cost. When connecting to the Internet, companies can rely on Dedicated Internet Access provided by RCN Business Services.

RCN Business Dedicated Internet Access provides a dedicated and continuous link between a business’s local area network (LAN) and the Internet. Considering the RCN network is based on the same Ethernet protocol used for LAN connectivity, a business can leverage its existing technical expertise without incurring costs associated with training and IT staff.

In addition, every organization has unique communication needs. RCN Business offers connectivity speeds ranging from 3 Mbps to 10 Gbps – so a business can get the exact bandwidth that matches its specific business requirements. RCN Business Services also provides Service Level Agreements to ensure high performance and availability for mission-critical operations.

  • RCN’s wholly-owned modern fiber network ensures superior performance
  • Scalable bandwidth from 3 Mbps to 10Gbps
  • Lower cost of ownership by reducing capital expenditures on hardware
  • Layer 2 transmission and performance advantages with Ethernet services
  • Equipment monitoring tools
  • SLAs included for availability, latency/repair, packet loss and mean time to repair (MTTR)
  • MEF CE 2.0 compliant
  • End-to-end network monitoring
  • 24/7 dedicated local support


The challenge was to create a network infrastructure to serve up data, voice and video services for Pace University students while meeting an extremely aggressive deadline.
"RCN met our rigorous timeline and delivered everything we need for students, faculty and more!"
RCN Business Services set-up a network that delivers fast, reliable and affordable data, voice and cable services to Pace University resident halls.

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