SOURCE: RCN Corporation

RCN Corporation

January 29, 2010 09:00 ET

New Yorkers Win One Year of Free Cable From RCN

RCN's Colossal Cable Giveaway Awards More Than $19,500 in Cable Services

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - January 29, 2010) - RCN Corporation (NASDAQ: RCNI), a leading provider of high-speed internet, digital cable TV with high definition and unlimited phone service, announced today that six New York City area residents have won free cable for one year in its "Colossal Cable Giveaway." Local winners, who live in Forest Hills, Long Island City and Manhattan, will receive the credit beginning this month.

"RCN's 'Colossal Cable Giveaway' was created to help lighten the financial load for families," said Tony Ontiveros, vice president and general manager of RCN-New York. "By winning, each customer will see an annual savings of $540."

In total, 36 winners across RCN's service area will receive free cable -- a value totaling more than $19,500. The promotion ran in all RCN markets for six weeks from October 1 through November 12. No purchase was necessary to enter. Winners were selected in a random drawing from eligible entries.

RCN customer Luisa K. was excited when she received news that she had won. When asked what she planned to do with the savings she explained, "The money will be put away for a whole year for my son who is going to college next year."

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About RCN Corporation

RCN Corporation (NASDAQ: RCNI), www.rcn.com, 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)

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