September 09, 2009 09:44 ET

Going Green at RCN Takes on a Whole New Meaning: Pro Football Hall of Famer Darrell Green Signs as RCN's Celebrity Spokesperson for Washington, D.C. Market

Player's Legendary Speed, Reliability, Expertise & Community Involvement Makes 'Mr. Redskin' the Perfect Choice to Tout RCN's High Speed Internet, All-Digital Video and Premium Voice Services

HERNDON, VA--(Marketwire - September 9, 2009) - RCN announced today that Darrell Green, Washington Redskins' legend and Pro Football Hall of Fame member, has signed on to become the spokesperson for RCN's Washington, D.C. metro market.

RCN Corporation (NASDAQ: RCNI) 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, in Philadelphia, Lehigh Valley, PA, New York, Boston, Chicago and Washington D.C, as well as high-capacity transport services to carrier and large enterprise customers.

"We are pleased and honored that Darrell has agreed to join the RCN team. Like Darrell, we strive to be the best at what we do so we are excited to have him speak out on behalf of our company," said RCN President & CEO Peter Aquino. "His exemplary achievements both on and off the field, and his overwhelming popularity, make him an outstanding choice to be RCN's spokesperson in our Washington market."

Darrell Green graduated from St. Paul's College in Lawrenceville, VA and in later years received honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters degrees from Marymount University, Washington University and St. Paul's College.

Said Green about his new role, "I'm excited about my partnership with RCN. The company delivers lightning-fast internet speeds the Darrell Green way. I'm honored to be a part of its success."

Best known for his 20 year record setting career with the Washington Redskins, he came to be known and lovingly referred to as "Mr. Redskin." His on field accomplishments include two Super Bowl titles, seven selections to the Pro Bowl, and four NFL Fastest Man competition victories. He was named the World's Fastest Athlete in 1991 and was a first ballot Pro Football Hall of Fame inductee in 2008.

"One of the things I remember most about Darrell is how he used his incredible speed to his advantage. And now, some years later he's teaming up with RCN, a company that offers blazing fast internet service," said Richard Beville, general manager and vice president of RCN's metro Washington D.C market. "Like RCN, which actively supports the communities in which it serves, Darrell also continues to be a powerful proponent of education, service and moral development in the D.C. area."

In 1988, Mr. Green founded the Darrell Green Youth Life Foundation (DGYLF), which operates the Darrell Green Youth Life Learning Centers to provide a wide-range of academic and values-based education programs to children in underserved communities.

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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