RCN Corporation has announced that 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-to-Medium Business (SMB) market.

RCN Business Services will take advantage of the next generation DOCSIS specification to introduce cable modems that deliver up to three times faster speeds than today’s highest speed 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 RCN’s new speed tiers.

RCN Business Services will introduce three data tiers aimed specifically at customers looking for a platform that can support the demands of multiple users and applications like Hosted VoIP, video conferencing, streaming video and robust and secure Virtual Private Network (VPN).

RCN will leverage the Cisco DOCSIS 3.0 downstream channel bonding solution that includes the Cisco uBR10012 cable modem termination systems (CMTS) and Cisco DPC3000 Channel Bonded Cable Modems. The new services will offer peak data rates of 20 Mbps downstream/5 Mbps upstream; 40 Mbps downstream/5 Mbps upstream; and 60 Mbps downstream/10 Mbps upstream.

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