SOURCE: RCN Corporation

RCN Corporation

September 28, 2009 13:34 ET

RCN to Offer Free Preview of Newly Launched NFL RedZone on October 4th

HERNDON, VA--(Marketwire - September 28, 2009) - RCN Corporation (NASDAQ: RCNI) announced today it will offer a free preview of the new, NFL RedZone channel on October 4, from 1 pm to 4:15 pm (ET). Produced by NFL Network, NFL RedZone enables football fans to watch touchdowns and key plays live on Sunday afternoons. Content will be continually updated to feature the most exciting moments as they happen.

RCN 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, as well as high-capacity transport services to carrier and large enterprise customers.

"RCN is committed to delivering premier sporting events to our customers," said RCN Senior Vice President Strategic External Affairs and Programming Richard Ramlall. "This free preview will give RCN customers in New York and our other cities all the action and excitement that the new channel delivers."

RCN subscribers in Washington, D.C., Philadelphia, New York City, Boston and Chicago can watch NFL RedZone in high definition (HD) on channel 684 and channel 360 (standard). The channel will also air on channel 200 (HD) and channel 148 (standard) in Lehigh Valley, PA.

RCN customers can order the channel for just $49.99 for the season by calling 1-800-RINGRCN (746-4726) or by visiting www.rcn.com. The company also offers ESPN GamePlan™, MLB Extra Innings®, MLS Direct Kick™, NHL® Center Ice® and international sporting events.

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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