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Press Release -- September 3rd, 2014
Source: rcn-business

RCN Business Launches Communications Services in Empire State Building

Carrier boasts diverse points of entry into building, offers tenants superior service

New York City – September 3, 2014 – RCN Business, communications provider delivering network solutions for voice, data and video with diverse points of entry into a building, announces today that it has launched business services in the Empire State Building (ESB).

Businesses will have access to the entire RCN Business suite of services, including high-speed Internet, Dedicated Internet Access (DIA), Hosted Voice, PRI/SIP Trunks, Video (HDTV) and Ethernet E-Line and E-LAN. RCN Business is one of the first U.S. carriers to have received the Metro Ethernet Forum’s (MEF) rigorous Carrier Ethernet 2.0 (CE 2.0) certification. Achieving MEF CE 2.0 certification indicates a communications provider’s ability to deliver today’s most advanced Ethernet services.

“The combination of our reliable services, superior customer service and diverse points of entry into the Empire State Building provides business tenants with access to the communications solutions they need to effectively run their businesses, regardless of size,” states Robert Roeder, EVP and Chief Development Officer for RCN.

“We are delighted to add RCN Business to the suite of communications service providers for our tenants at the Empire State Building,” says Thomas P. Durels, Executive Vice President and Chief of Property Operations and Leasing for Empire State Realty Trust.  “RCN will enhance the existing superior technology at the Empire State Building, which was recently certified Platinum by WiredNYC for the redundancy and reliability of its technology and communications services.”

To learn more about RCN Business, visit or call 1-877-726-7000.


About RCN Business Services

RCN Business Service provides industry-leading high-speed Internet, voice, video and network solutions to businesses of all sizes. Delivered through a wholly-owned, state-of-the-art fiber-rich network and supported by 100% U.S.-based customer service, RCN Business serves businesses in Boston, Chicago, Philadelphia, Lehigh Valley (PA), Washington, D.C., and New York City. RCN Business received the Metro Ethernet Forum’s CE 2.0 certification in the E-Line, E-LAN and E-Access categories in 2014.


About the Empire State Building

Soaring 1,454 feet above Midtown Manhattan (from base to antenna), the Empire State Building, owned by Empire State Realty Trust, Inc., is the “World’s Most Famous Office Building.” With new investments in energy efficiency, infrastructure, public areas and amenities, the Empire State Building has attracted first-rate tenants in a diverse array of industries from around the world. The skyscraper’s robust broadcasting technology supports all major television and FM radio stations in the New York metropolitan market. The Empire State Building was named America’s favorite building in a poll conducted by the American Institute of Architects, and the Empire State Building Observatory is one of the world’s most beloved attractions as the region’s #1 tourist destination. For more information on the Empire State Building, please visit,, @EmpireStateBldg,, or


About Empire State Realty Trust

Empire State Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE: ESRT), a leading real estate investment trust (REIT), owns, manages, operates, acquires and repositions office and retail properties in Manhattan and the greater New York metropolitan area, including the Empire State Building, the world’s most famous office building. Headquartered in New York, New York, the Company’s office and retail portfolio covers 8.4 million rentable square feet, as of March 31, 2014, consisting of 7.7 million rentable square feet in 12 office properties, including seven in Manhattan, three in Fairfield County, Connecticut and two in Westchester County, New York; and approximately 624,000 rentable square feet in the retail portfolio. The Company also owns land at the Stamford, Connecticut Transportation Center that supports the development of an approximately 380,000 rentable square foot office building and garage and has recently exercised its options to acquire the ground lease of two additional Manhattan office properties encompassing approximately 1.5 million rentable square feet of office space and over 150,000 rentable square feet of retail space at the base of the buildings.


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