PrintRCN Business, a communications provider delivering network solutions for voice, data and video, announces today it deployed its high quality, fully redundant fiber network into 589 5th Avenue in New York City. Owned by Western Management, this Wired Certified building, located at one of the most desired addresses in all of New York City, offers tenants a broad range of amenities. Western Management is undergoing a multi-million dollar investment in the building’s HVAC system, elevator destination system, and bathroom/common area upgrades; as well as a fiber-based, high-speed Internet, data and voice services.

Launched by the Bloomberg Administration in partnership with New York City Economic Development Corp., Wired Certification is a standardized rating system designed to identify, evaluate and certify commercial buildings with the fastest and most reliable Internet connections, and has been adopted by the nation’s leading owners. Buildings that meet or exceed the official set of standards developed for assessing Internet services in commercial buildings are awarded one of four levels of Wired Certification: Platinum, Gold, Silver or Certified. 589 5th Avenue’s Gold level Wired Certification was achieved with the assistance of Velstar, a global telecom and cost management agency that is also a RCN Business agent. Velstar manages the telecommunications infrastructure for 589 5th Avenue and sources services to meet its clients’ needs for the best Internet, voice, networking and managed solutions.


RCN Log“RCN Business has been establishing relationships with building owners who want to improve communications solutions for their tenants,” states Robert Roeder, EVP and Chief Development Officer at RCN. “We work closely with our channel partners and agents to identify buildings that are underserved, leveraging our state-of-the-art fiber and coax-based products, wholly-owned network and the ability to quickly build into targeted areas.”

RCN Business offers its channel partners an array of benefits, including 24/7 U.S.-based customer support with trained staff ready to assist agents with questions and training on their portfolio of IP-based data and voice communication services. To learn more about RCN Business and its national agent program, visit, email [email protected] or call (212) 784-8049.