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RCN Corporation

August 25, 2009 16:08 ET

RCN Adds ESPN GamePlan Package for College Football Fans

Pay-per-View Package Airs Maximum Coverage of Top Teams

HERNDON, VA--(Marketwire - August 25, 2009) - RCN Corporation (NASDAQ: RCNI), 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, is currently offering ESPN GamePlan™ as part of its pay-per-view cable television service.

ESPN GamePlan is the only pay-per-view package that offers the maximum amount of college football with up to 12 games every Saturday. Fans will see games featuring nationally ranked teams with national title implications. This year's package includes games from some of the top conferences, including the SEC, ACC, Big East, Big 12, Pac-10, WAC, MAC and Sun Belt.

The package gives fans the games they want throughout the season -- even games played outside their local viewing area. The college football season starts Saturday, September 5.

"RCN is committed to delivering premier sporting events to our customers," said Jason Nealis, Senior Director Video Product and Operations at RCN. "ESPN's GamePlan is a great addition to our sports packages because it offers college football's faithful fans the full experience of watching the most games with the best teams in the nation every week."

RCN customers in Washington, D.C., Philadelphia, New York City, Boston and Chicago will be able to select a package that suits their interests by calling 1-800-RINGRCN (746-4726) or visiting www.rcn.com. The company also offers MLB Extra Innings®, MLS Direct Kick™, NHL® Center Ice® and international sporting events.

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)

About ESPN

ESPN, Inc. is the world's leading multinational, multimedia sports entertainment company featuring a portfolio of over 50 multimedia sports assets. The company is comprised of six domestic television networks (ESPN, ESPN2, ESPN Classic, ESPNEWS, ESPN Deportes, ESPNU), ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNEWS and ESPNU HD simulcast services, ESPN Regional Television, ESPN International (45 networks, syndication, radio, web sites), ESPN Radio, ESPN.com, ESPN The Magazine, ESPN Enterprises, ESPN PPV, ESPN Zones (sports-themed restaurants), and other growing new businesses including ESPN360.com (Broadband), ESPN Mobile Properties, ESPN on Demand and ESPN Interactive. Based in Bristol, Ct., ESPN is 80 percent owned by ABC, Inc., which is an indirect subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company. The Hearst Corporation holds a 20 percent interest in ESPN.

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