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Press Release -- February 22nd, 2010
Source: RCN Metro
Tags: Colocation, Ethernet, Video, Wavelength

ROAM Data Selects RCN Metro for Dedicated Internet Access

Mobile application and commerce gateway provider increases quality of service with RCN Metro Internet Access

HERNDON, Va., – February 22, 2010RCN Metro Optical Networks, a division of RCN Corporation (NASDAQ:RCNI, news, filings) and a premier provider of fiber optic-based network solutions, announced today that it has been selected by ROAM Data to provide Dedicated Internet Access to colocation at 1 Summer Street, Boston. ROAM Data is a mobile applications and commerce gateway service provider that delivers valuable real-time information and transactions to mobile professionals.

With RCN Metro’s Dedicated Internet Access, ROAM Data increases their network capacity and improves the resiliency of its network with multiple network service providers and data centers. ROAM Data is now able to easily scale to meet the increased traffic demands of its growing business and customer base.

“We selected RCN Metro based on its unique routes and fiber coverage in the Boston metro area, as well as its quality of service and competitive pricing,” said H. Jezzibell He, vice president of operations, ROAM Data. “The efficiencies and cost savings created by adding RCN Metro to our mix of network capacities allows ROAM Data to increase the quality of service we deliver to our customers.”

RCN Metro’s Dedicated Internet Access offers multiple Tier 1 peering points delivering quality performance to our customers. RCN Metro’s Dedicated Internet Access scales from T1 speeds up to OC-n and GigE rates to support varying business needs. Customizable routing configurations and redundancy in the network guarantee service availability and dual Network Operations Centers, backed by dedicated customer support, quarantines reliability and responsiveness.

“When it comes to mobile commerce and mobile applications reliability, bandwidth and quality of service are critical issues that need to be considered,” said Felipe Alvarez, president, RCN Metro. “By selecting RCN Metro, ROAM Data recognizes the importance of having a reliable, highly available and fully diverse network to support its critical business applications.”

About RCN Metro Optical Networks

RCN Metro,, is a premier provider of high-capacity transport services for carriers as well as large and medium-sized businesses. RCN Metro offers a comprehensive suite of services including: Ethernet, SONET, Wavelength, Video Transport, Internet and more. With a network leveraging unique rights-of-way, spanning from Maine to Virginia and out to Chicago, RCN Metro deploys custom solutions to service providers as well as companies in the finance, hospitality, media, government, health care and education industries. RCN Metro is a wholly owned division of RCN Corporation.

About RCN Corporation

RCN Corporation (NASDAQ: RCNI),, is a competitive broadband services provider delivering all-digital and high definition video, high-speed internet and premium voice services to residential and small-medium business customers under the brand names of RCN and RCN Business Services, respectively. In addition, through its RCN Metro Optical Networks business unit, RCN delivers fiber-based high-capacity data transport services to large commercial customers, primarily large enterprises and carriers, targeting the metropolitan central business districts in the company’s geographic markets. RCN’s primary service areas include Washington, D.C., Philadelphia, Lehigh Valley (PA), New York City, Boston and Chicago. (RCNI-G)

About ROAM Data

ROAM Data is a mobile applications and commerce gateway service provider, with highly scalable solutions that leverage its patented device agnostic platform to dynamically deliver valuable real-time information and transactions to mobile professionals on their own mobile phones, as a service. Payment Processors, Direct Sales Companies, SaaS (Software-as-a-Service) Providers and Systems Integrators look to ROAM to deliver user-friendly real-time mobile data transactions and secure payments. ROAM’s platform is fully PCI compliant, and meets the highest security standards in the industry. ROAM provides fully hosted services with 24X7 support to reduce complexity and total cost of ownership for IT departments, improving time-to-market and quality of their mobile application services. Visit us at

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