RCN Metro Optical Networks, which is a division of RCN Corp., has signed up Pacific Northwest for its Ethernet service.
Pacific Northwest is a transport provider of broadcast-quality video and audition circuits. Under the terms of the agreement, RCN Metro will provide Pacific Northwest with multiple circuits between Boston and New York.
Pacific Northwest Net Inc. is a Mill Creek, Wash.-based company founded in 1996 as an ISP serving primarily the broadcast media industry. In 2003, the company migrated from the ISP services to the transport of broadcast video, audio and data to the product line serving the Northwest Region of the U.S.
Today, the company has grown internationally, with services being provided to a large group of organizations in the broadcasting, DSS/DTH satellite, cable and corporate world.
"At Pacific Northwest Net, we're increasingly adding projects in the Northeast corridor and wanted to add greater provider diversity to our network. From our extensive research, RCN Metro emerged as the superior alternative – far outpacing the competition on service, quality and culture," said Trudy Holland, president of Pacific Northwest Net. "The knowledge and experience at RCN Metro heavily influenced our selection process. From the outset, they demonstrated an understanding of our business and tailored a flexible solution that aligned with our unique needs."
RCN Metro said its Ethernet Service combines the reliability and ubiquity of Ethernet with next-generation metro area transport technology. The result is a service that delivers an efficient, fully restorable, easily managed network offering dedicated point-to-point, switched point-to-multipoint and multipoint-to-multipoint Layer 2 service over dedicated access bandwidth. RCN Metro's Ethernet Service enables the extension of LAN infrastructure for WAN connectivity, as well as point-to-point private line services.
To learn more about RCN Metro’s business services offerings, as well as cable operators’ plans for this year, check out “Business services booming” in the current edition of CED.