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RCN Corporation

July 15, 2010 11:29 ET

RCN Supports High Speed Competition by Sponsoring Nautica NYC Triathlon

Company to Provide Free Phone Service to Triathletes and Attendees

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - July 15, 2010) -  RCN (NASDAQ: RCNI), a local provider of all-digital television, high speed Internet and voice services, is the presenting sponsor of the 10th Annual Nautica New York City Triathlon. The nearly 32 mile event will be held Sunday, July 18 with the first wave of competitors starting at 5:50am.

The Nautica New York City Triathlon is expected to have more than 3,000 participants. Because the course distance is the same as Olympic triathlons, this competition is expected to draw Olympic contenders and previous medal winners. The course will consist of a 1,500 meter swim in the Hudson River, a 40 kilometer bike ride and a 10 kilometer run that finishes with a sprint across the finish line in Central Park.

The RCN High Speed Transition Zone consists of two large fields where swimmers will trade in their goggles for their bike and proceed to the Westside Highway. After completing their ride, participants will move to the final leg of the race and loop around Central Park. To better prepare for the competition, triathletes can take the RCN High Speed Transition Tour Saturday, July 17 from 2:30-5:30pm.

The company is also sponsoring the RCN High Speed Transition Tips video, which provides tips to help improve a racer's time, as well as the RCN High Speed Course Tour, a video that gives competitors a road map of what to expect on race day. For more information about the Nautica New York City Triathlon and to view these videos, visit www.nyctri.com.

Also making a return this year is the "RCN Call Center," where athletes and attendees can make free phone calls using RCN's new VoIP product at the triathlon's JetBlue Finish Festival. Last year, RCN connected more than 2,000 calls from the finish line.

"RCN has sponsored the Nautica NYC Triathlon since 2008, and it was an easy decision to renew our involvement in this widely-recognized event," said Tony Ontiveros, vice president and general manager of RCN-New York. "Through our partnership with the triathlon's organizers, we are proud to have raised $3,500 for two deserving nonprofit partners, Charity: Water and Veterans Across America."

RCN is involved in numerous summer activities in New York City and is also sponsoring the NYC Swim's 2010 summer swim series, am New York's movie nights on the Hudson and the Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival.

About RCN Corporation
RCN Corporation (NASDAQ: RCNI), http://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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