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RCN Corporation

April 09, 2010 14:13 ET

RCN Sends 500 Lucky Customers to April 10 Boston Blazers Lacrosse Game

Promotional Giveaway Invites RCN Customers to Blazers Game

BOSTON, MA--(Marketwire - April 9, 2010) -  RCN Boston (NASDAQ: RCNI), a local provider of all-digital and high definition video, high-speed internet and premium voice services to residential and small-medium business customers, in partnership with the Boston Blazers, announced today that they will be sending 500 lucky RCN customers to the Boston Blazers indoor lacrosse game against the Minnesota Swarm this Saturday, April 10 at the TD Garden.

"The Boston Blazers game promotion is a pleasure for us here at RCN," said Richard Wadman, SVP and General Manager of RCN Boston. "The free ticket giveaway is just another way of saying thank you to our loyal RCN customers."

RCN placed outbound calls to local Boston customers, to announce they won free Boston Blazers tickets for the April 10 game as a token of RCN's appreciation. The promotion initially started with the giveaway of 350 tickets, but due to the high demand, RCN extended the promotion to 500 tickets.

"We are delighted to invite dedicated Blazers fans and RCN customers to our next game," said Doug Reffue, Boston Blazers President and General Manager. "Our partnership with RCN has been very rewarding, and we are more than happy to share that success with our community."

RCN and the Boston Blazers are in their second year of partnership, where each collaborates to host special events for fans including half-time shows, timeout activities and promotional contests.

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About RCN Boston
RCN in Boston serves the communities of Allston, Arlington, Boston, Brighton, Brookline, Burlington, Dedham, Dorchester, Framingham, Hyde Park, Lexington, Milton, Natick, Needham, Newton, Roslindale, Somerville, Stoneham, Wakefield, Waltham, Watertown, West Roxbury and Woburn.

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.

About the Boston Blazers
The Boston Blazers professional indoor lacrosse franchise was established in May 2007, when owner Tim Armstrong was awarded an expansion team in the National Lacrosse League (NLL). The team will begin its sophomore season in January 2010 and play eight home games at Boston's TD Garden as part of a 16-game regular season schedule. The NLL will celebrate its 24th season of professional indoor lacrosse with 11 teams playing in state-of-the-art arenas throughout the United States and Canada. For additional information on the Boston Blazers and tickets to Blazers games, visit blazerslacrosse.com or call 888-BLAZERS.

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