Thursday, March 29, 2007

RCN Enters indefeasible right of use (IRU) Deal with Verizon

U.S. District Court Judge Emmet Sullivan has approved the Department of Justice's 2005 Verizon/MCI merger consent decree, giving the go-ahead for iRCN Business Solutions to begin a ten-year indefeasible right of use (IRU) agreement with Verizon.

RCN Business Solutions, a transport, Internet, bulk video and voice service provider to the carrier and enterprise business communities, will increase its fiber footprint in the Greater Boston Area, as well expand into the Portland, ME and Richmond, VA markets.

In the Greater Boston Area, RCN will offer its Ethernet service (1.5 Mbps up to 10 Gbps), voice/video/data packages, Sonet, and dedicated IP internet access to tenants in commercial Boston buildings where service was previously unavailable. In the Portland and Richmond markets, RCN will provide its IP service as well as Ethernet and Sonet transport services. These additional markets will tie back into the existing RCN Washington, D.C. and Boston networks, respectively, with bandwidth provided by Verizon.

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