SOURCE: RCN Corporation

October 21, 2009 16:56 ET

RCN Offers Free Preview of NHL® Center Ice® Through October 24

Package's Improvements Are Another Reason for People to Come Home to RCN

HERNDON, VA--(Marketwire - October 21, 2009) - RCN Corporation (NASDAQ: RCNI) announced today it will offer a free preview of the NHL® Center Ice® package now through October 24, 2009. NHL Center Ice features up to 40 out-of-market NHL® games each week during the regular season.

Also included in the digital cable package are games from the first two rounds of the Stanley Cup® Playoffs and premier Canadian match-ups. Other enhancements that have been made to last year's package include:

--  NHL® Center Ice® LEAGUEWIDE: Offers multiple screens so viewers
    can watch all the games airing on NHL Center Ice at one time.
--  NHL Center Ice Extra™: Live source for scores, statistics, game
    previews, game recaps and schedule information.
--  Dual feeds: Lets viewers choose their home town announcers for select
--  Replay games: Select games will be replayed continuously until the
    following day's matches begin.
--  High Definition quality: For up to 12 games per week.

RCN is a leading provider of all-digital and high definition video, high-speed internet, and premium voice services to residential and small-medium business customers, as well as high-capacity transport services to carrier and large enterprise customers.

"We are excited to offer a free preview of the enhanced NHL Center Ice to our customers," said Richard Ramlall, SVP, Strategic External Affairs and Programming at RCN. "Hockey fans will now be able to watch their favorite teams while listening to familiar announcers, stay on top of team stats and catch up on games they missed."

RCN subscribers in Washington, D.C., Philadelphia, New York City, Boston and Chicago can watch NHL Center Ice on channels 941 - 954. It will also air digitally on channels 488 - 501 and on analog channels 620 - 633 in Lehigh Valley, PA. Blackout and other restrictions apply. Pricing starts at $120 and the package can be ordered by calling 1-800-RINGRCN (746-4726) or by visiting RCN also offers MLB Extra Innings®, NBA League Pass®, NFL RedZone, ESPN GamePlan™, MLS Direct Kick™ and international sporting events.

NHL, the NHL Shield and the Center Ice and Stanley Cup names are registered trademarks and NHL Center Ice Extra is a trademark of the National Hockey League. All Rights Reserved.

About RCN Corporation

RCN Corporation (NASDAQ: RCNI),, 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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