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November 1, 2009

RCN to offer wideband cable modem options to SMBs

Plans to offer data tiers that support hosted VoIP, video conferencing and VPN

By CBR Staff Writer

RCN Business Services is expanding its data product suite by introducing wideband cable modem offerings through the rollout of DOCSIS 3.0 technology to the small, medium business (SMB) market.

The company claims that it will utilise DOCSIS specification to introduce cable modems that deliver up to three times faster speeds than today’s services.

The company plans to launch in Manhattan and in portions of Boston where it has fiber in thousands of buildings and broadband coaxial cable throughout its footprint. Additional areas served by RCN in Eastern Pennsylvania will also get to utilise new speed tiers.

RCN said that it will introduce several data tiers aimed at customers looking for a platform that can support the demands of multiple users and applications like hosted VoIP, video conferencing, streaming video and secure virtual private network (VPN).

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According to RCN, it will leverage Cisco DOCSIS 3.0 downstream channel bonding offering that includes the uBR10012 cable modem termination systems (CMTS) and Cisco DPC3000 channel bonded cable modems. The new services will offer peak data rates of 20Mbps downstream/5Mbps upstream, 40Mbps downstream/5Mbps upstream and 60Mbps downstream/10Mbps upstream. Pricing will allow for one to two year commitments ranging from $59.99 to $199.99.

Mary Jane Horne, vice president and general manager of RCN Business Services, said: An offering that includes faster upstream and downstream speeds will further allow us to develop services that meet the needs of our business customers. We anticipate that the midpoint 40/5Mbps data package will provide the best value for many SMBs.

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