SOURCE: RCN Corporation

RCN Corporation

October 06, 2009 11:46 ET

RCN Appoints Mary Jane Horne as Vice President, General Manager of RCN Business Services

HERNDON, VA--(Marketwire - October 6, 2009) - RCN Corporation, a leading provider of all-digital and high definition video, high-speed internet, and premium voice services to residential and small-medium sized business customers, as well as high-capacity transport services to carrier and large enterprise customers, has appointed Mary Jane Horne as vice president, general manager of RCN Business Services.

"With her expertise and extensive industry experience, Mary Jane is an excellent choice to oversee the overall growth and direction of the division and all aspects of its business operations," said RCN President and CEO Peter Aquino. "Her leadership, knowledge and business prowess serve this division well, and I look forward to continued delivery of high quality, exceptional results in meeting the needs of our small-medium sized business customers."

Bringing with her over 20 years of telecom and cable industry experience, MJ has been with RCN Corporation for the past five years, holding such executive positions as vice president, corporate development, where she orchestrated the acquisitions of ConEdison Communications and NEON Communications, and CTO RCN Business Services, where she expanded the direction of the organization beyond traditional telephony solutions to emerging VoIP and managed services offerings.

"I'm excited about this opportunity," Horne explained. "The RCN Business Services difference is in our personal approach to prospects and clients. We've achieved an excellent reputation for providing our business customers with high-quality voice, data, video and managed services tailored to best meet their needs. I'm proud to be a part of furthering this commitment."

Prior to joining RCN, MJ held various positions with NEON Communications, Bell Atlantic, NYNEX and New England Telephone. She holds degrees in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Northeastern University.

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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