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RCN Corporation

January 06, 2010 12:02 ET

RCN Returns as the Title Sponsor for the Boston Blazers

RCN Joins Boston's Professional Indoor Lacrosse Team for Their Second Season in the National Lacrosse League

BOSTON, MA--(Marketwire - January 6, 2010) - RCN Corporation (NASDAQ: RCNI), a leading provider of all-digital television, high capacity data and voice services, will again team up with the Boston Blazers as the team's title sponsor. The Boston Blazers, a professional indoor lacrosse team and member of the National Lacrosse League (NLL), begin their second season of play on January 9, 2010 against the Toronto Rock at the TD Garden.

"RCN is proud to join forces with the Boston Blazers for the second year," said Richard Wadman, Senior Vice President and General Manager of RCN Boston. "Lacrosse is an exciting and popular sport and has been a welcome addition to Boston's great sports landscape. We look forward to again interacting with customers and fans through this unique partnership."

As part of its partnership with the Boston Blazers, RCN will host several lacrosse clinics in the communities it serves. While developing their lacrosse skills, clinic participants will have the opportunity to interact with members of the Blazers' roster and coaching staff. RCN will further serve their community by awarding free scholarships to a Blazers Academy clinic. RCN will sponsor half-time shows, timeout activities, and an "RCN Night," a home game featuring contests and promotional prizes for the fans.

"After a tremendous inaugural season, we are excited for our home opener this weekend at the TD Garden and are thrilled to have RCN as part of our team once again," said Doug Reffue, Boston Blazers President and General Manager. "With RCN's support, we will continue to introduce New England fans to the action-packed sport of professional indoor lacrosse."

The Boston Blazers host the Toronto Rock in their 2010 home opener on Saturday, January 9, 2010 at 7:30 p.m. at the TD Garden.

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About the Boston Blazers

The Boston Blazers professional indoor lacrosse franchise was established in May 2007, when owner Tim Armstrong was awarded an expansion team in the National Lacrosse League (NLL). The team will begin its sophomore season in January 2010 and play eight home games at Boston's TD Garden as part of a 16-game regular season schedule. The NLL will celebrate its 24th season of professional indoor lacrosse with 11 teams playing in state-of-the-art arenas throughout the United States and Canada. For additional information on the Boston Blazers and tickets to Blazers games, visit or call 888-BLAZERS.

About RCN Boston

RCN in Boston serves the communities of Allston, Arlington, Boston, Brighton, Brookline, Burlington, Dedham, Dorchester, Framingham, Hyde Park, Lexington, Milton, Natick, Needham, Newton, Roslindale, Somerville, Stoneham, Wakefield, Waltham, Watertown, West Roxbury and Woburn.

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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