SOURCE: RCN Corporation

RCN Corporation

August 05, 2009 16:30 ET

RCN Expands MiVisión Spanish-Language Cable Tier Choices: Now Offering MiVisión Plus & MiVisión Lite

HERNDON, VA--(Marketwire - August 5, 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, 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, announced today changes to MiVisión, its current Spanish-language channel offering.

The company will now offer a MiVisión Plus package and a MiVisión Lite package. MiVisión Plus has the same robust channel offering as the current MiVisión package and the price also remains the same at $22.95/mo. MiVisión Lite is a new package created for people who want great Spanish-language programming but at a lower price. MiVisión Lite is only $12.00/mo and does not contain ESPN Deportes and Gol TV.

"RCN chose to proactively create MiVisión, our Hispanic-oriented programming tier in 2006 to benefit its Spanish-speaking customers by addressing the group's diverse heritage, culture, and strong sense of family," said Richard Ramlall, RCN Senior Vice President, Strategic External Affairs & Programming. "We're proud to be an industry leader in offering a customized line up of Spanish-content themed packages and by offering two separate MiVisión packages we provide even more choice to get the services customers need and want."

Ramlall added that current MiVisión customers will see no difference in service or their current price. The two new packages will be marketed to new acquisitions only. MiVisión Plus will continue to provide the current 30 channels offered and will continue to grow its Hispanic-themed content. MiVisión Lite does not include ESPN Deportes or Gol TV and may not include future Spanish-channel additions.

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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