SOURCE: RCN Corporation

June 24, 2009 00:10 ET

RCN Wins Two Stevie® Awards in 7th Annual American Business Awards(SM)

Company President & CEO Peter Aquino Awarded Telecommunications Executive of the Year; Picks Up RCN’s Business Turnaround of the Year Stevie

HERNDON, VA--(Marketwire - June 24, 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, as well as high-capacity transport services to carrier and large enterprise customers, today announced that RCN won two Stevie Awards at last Monday's 2009 American Business Awards, including Best Turnaround of the Year and President & CEO Peter Aquino winning Executive of the Year - Telecommunications.

The awards were presented during ceremonies at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York City. The ceremonies were hosted by Cheryl Casone of Fox Business Network and broadcast nationwide on radio by the Business TalkRadio Network.

After accepting his Stevies, RCN President & CEO Peter Aquino said, "When I look at what RCN has been able to accomplish, I recognize what an outstanding team effort this has been. Our distinguished board of directors, a senior executive team that is at the top of its game, and our dedicated managers and employees who work tirelessly every day were the key to this achievement."

Stevie Awards were presented in over 40 categories including Best Overall Company of the Year, Executive of the Year, and Corporate Social Responsibility Program of the Year. More than 2,600 entries from companies of all sizes and in virtually every industry were submitted for consideration.

More than 200 executives across the country participated in the judging process to determine the Finalists and Stevie Award winners.

Details about The American Business Awards and the list of Finalists and Stevie Award winners are available at

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)

About The Stevie Awards

Stevie Awards are conferred in four programs: The American Business Awards, The International Business Awards, The Stevie Awards for Women in Business, and the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service. Honoring companies of all types and sizes and the people behind them, the Stevies recognize outstanding performances in the workplace worldwide. Learn more about The Stevie Awards at

Supporting sponsors of The 2009 American Business Awards include High Performance Technologies Inc., John Hancock, LifeLock, RCN Corporation, Softpro, and Ultimate Software. Media sponsor is the Business TalkRadio Network. Localization partner of the 2009 Stevie Awards is Lionbridge.

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