Telecommunications and fiber optics provider RCN Business will provide network solutions for several Pennsylvania airports. As a part of the deal RCN will provide voice and data services for the Lehigh-Northampton Airport Authority including the Queen City Airport in Allentown and Braden Airpark in Easton, PA. The Lehigh Valley International Airport in Allentown is also included in the deal.
“We worked closely with airport staff to provide a reliable and fiber-rich network spanning both the Lehigh Valley International Airport and Queen City Airport campuses,” Sanford Ames, Jr., Senior Vice President and General Manager of RCN Business said in a statement. “We are dedicated to ensuring the satisfaction of our partners by creating a customized solution that meets all of their needs at the greatest possible value. We also ensure scalability so that more bandwidth is available as the airports expand. The airports now have 24/7 visibility into all operations, which enables it to run at the highest possible efficiency.”
RCN Business continues to expand its business in New York City and along the east coast. During the summer of 2016, the company teamed up with Versa Networks to launch RCN Managed Security. The service provides cloud-based managed cybersecurity service enabling businesses to manage information security and monitor network activity. The service was made available to RCN Business fiber-optic customers. The company also teamed up with Pennsylvania-based electricity supplier Talen Energy in 2016 create special programs for customers. Talen offered RCN Business customers special discount deals in areas of Pennsylvania served by one of the following utilities: PPL Electric Utilities, MetEd, Penelec, or PECO.
“We were impressed not only with the solution provided by RCN Business, but also by their comprehensive plan and the customer service of their knowledgeable staff,” Charles R. Everett, Jr., Executive Director of Lehigh-Northampton Airport Authority said in a statement. “They took a proactive approach to meeting our needs and went above and beyond to present the Authority with the best options for network solutions on the market. These new services will allow us to continue our mission of operating safe, efficient and modern airport facilities.”
The Lehigh Valley International Airport system is a major hub for travelers in the state of Pennsylvania, In 2015 the airport saw 673,505 passengers, up 10 percent from traffic reported in 2014.