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RCN Corporation

March 16, 2010 07:01 ET

Ryan Theriot Signs Deal as Spokesperson for RCN in Chicago

CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwire - March 16, 2010) -  RCN (NASDAQ: RCNI) is a provider of all-digital television, high capacity data and voice services to households in the East Rogers Park, Edgewater, Andersonville, Wrigleyville, Lakeview, Lincoln Park, River North and Gold Coast areas, as well as Skokie and parts of Lincolnwood. Announced today, Chicago Cubs shortstop Ryan Theriot has signed a two-year agreement as spokesperson for RCN's Chicago market. As part of the deal, "The Riot" will be featured in RCN advertisements and will be involved with several community-focused events.

Theriot enters his fifth major league season in 2010, and his third as the Chicago Cubs' starting shortstop. "Ryan's a real fan favorite and avid supporter of the local community; we're looking forward to introducing him to our customers at various charity and community events," said Tom McKay, general manager of RCN Chicago.

Born and raised in Baton Rouge, La., Ryan played at Louisiana State University, helping lead the team to the 2000 NCAA championship and being named to the College World Series All-Tournament team in return for his hard work. The following year, he was drafted by the Chicago Cubs and made his Major League Baseball debut on September 13, 2005. Last season, Theriot led the team in hits, 171, and steals, 21. Currently, his spring training average is .588.

Commenting on his new role, Theriot noted, "I've been an RCN customer since moving to Chicago and have experienced firsthand what it's like to have service that is reliable and full of choices. It won't be difficult to speak for their all digital network when I'm already enjoying the benefits of their recent upgrades."

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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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