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RCN Corporation

October 15, 2009 08:30 ET

RCN Launches Three New Greek Cable TV Channels: MEGA Cosmos, ALTER Globe & STAR International

Cable Channels Available to All RCN Digital Customers, Featuring Best in Greek Entertainment, News & Sports

HERNDON, VA--(Marketwire - October 15, 2009) - RCN Corporation announced today that it continues to expand its international programming with the addition of three Greek Channels: MEGA Cosmos, ALTER Globe and STAR International.

RCN Corporation 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.

"RCN is committed to delivering a wide variety of quality international content to our subscribers," said Richard Ramlall, SVP, Strategic External Affairs and Programming at RCN. "We think these three excellent channels will prove to be extremely popular with the Greek-American communities that we serve in our markets."

ALTER Globe is the international network that broadcasts the best of the ALTER Networks' programming featuring Greece's top personalities, news anchors and highest-rated entertainment shows. The monthly charge is $11.95 per month.

MEGA Cosmos offers world-class Greek programming such as variety shows, dramas, comedies and the best news shows on Greek television, as well as award-winning coverage of current events and politics. The monthly charge is $11.95 per month.

STAR International provides a spectacular line-up of news, lifestyle, gossip and current affairs shows, hosted and presented by some of Greece's top anchor persons, as well as entertaining and emotional Greek series, Greek cuisine cook shows and various thrilling game shows. The monthly charge is $11.95 per month.

RCN subscribers can also purchase Greek programming in a money-saving bundled package. Ramlall added that RCN now offers more than 500 international viewing choices for its cable customers, including more than 80 channels and in 14 languages.

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)

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