MetroCast taps into RCN’s 10 Gbps platform
Triple-play provider MetroCast has increased bandwidth to deliver its services through a deal with RCN Metro Optical Networks, which is a division of RCN Corp.
RCN Metro Optical Networks is providing a network connection that allows MetroCast to expand its reach from Connecticut to New Hampshire, reduce interconnection costs, and expand bandwidth speed from a 2.5 Gbps OC-48 service to a 10 Gbps wavelength.
"In addition to their high-quality network design expertise and experience, we chose RCN Metro because they provide high-speed connectivity to rural markets leveraging unique rights-of-way, all at a reasonable price," said Joshua S. Barstow, MetroCast's vice president of advanced services.
MetroCast is now working with RCN Metro to build a 10 Gbps ring that will connect all of MetroCast’s markets.
Traditionally, cable companies build their markets as standalone regions, which requires similar investments in technology for each individual market. By installing a 10 Gbps wavelength service from RCN Metro, MetroCast said it was able to reduce the number of Internet Protocol (IP) providers needed to deliver bulk IP to an individual market.
MetroCast, a wholly owned subsidiary of Harron Communications, provides cable television, Internet and digital telephone services to residential and commercial subscribers located in nine states, stretching from Mississippi to Maine.