Demand for business Ethernet is expected to grow by 26% by 2018. So what is spurring Screen Shot 2015-03-08 at 10.43.13 AMthis growth and why are businesses eager to leverage Ethernet within their telecom infrastructures? The benefits are many and RCN Business’ new Ethernet eBook explores the options and how companies across many verticals are using it within their communications.

Recognized since the 1980s as the “gold standard” for cabling computers at the LAN level, Ethernet has evolved into an advanced networking protocol to connect farther distances and at higher bandwidths for the Wide Area Network (WAN).

RCN Business earned the Metro Ethernet Forum (MEF) Carrier Ethernet 2.0 certification, which is a testament to RCN delivering Ethernet services at a higher quality and reliability than non-certified services. With its state-of-the-art, wholly owned fiber network, RCN can meet the complex networking needs of financial, healthcare, education, government, enterprises and many other types of organizations. RCN Business achieved MEF CE 2.0 certification for its high capacity E-Line, E-LAN and E-Access services and, when coupled with its Dedicated Internet access, companies have very flexible and resilient networking options.

Here is a peek at a few challenges facing companies today:

Healthcare Organizations – Have to manage large volumes of patient data; Meet a variety of compliance regulations; Establish secure ways to transfer and store large files

Hospitality Industry – Faced with providing ubiquitous and free Wifi throughout their hotels; Need to consolidate and manage multiple hotel chains and restaurants across one network; Seek to improve overall customer experiences with high quality HD on-demand programming

Education – Need to securely connect campuses, buildings, classrooms and labs; Enables research, e-learning, connected classrooms, and video transmission

RCN’s eBook explores these areas and more and outlines how Ethernet can play an important part in Download eBookdata and voice communications today. To learn how benefits like affordability, scalability, and high-performance are influencing the migration to Ethernet, download RCN’s eBook: