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High Speed Internet in Chicago

What You Need

We'll install your network connection with the cable modem of your choosing. Professional technicians will install your service and you'll also get free 24/7 technical help. You'll need to make sure your computer meets our recommended system requirements and decide if you want wireless Internet in your home.

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Cable Modem Service

We use fiber-optic cables to provide Internet access, with greater bandwidth than DSL, resulting in a faster online experience. We provide and install a high-quality cable modem, proven to deliver a fast connection.

If at anytime you decide to use your own cable modem, you must return the one we installed in your home to one of our payment centers.

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Bring Your Own Cable Modem

If you want to use your own cable modem, you can choose to install it yourself or have one of our professional technicians install it at the time of your high-speed Internet installation. While many models will work on our network, some will simply work better. To achieve optimal performance, we recommend you purchase one of our preferred cable modems.

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Computer Requirements

Our advanced fiber-optic network and the cable modem installed in your home deliver a fast Internet connection, but your computer plays an important part. To ensure functional and optimal performance, check to see if your computer meets our recommended system requirements.

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Going Wireless

Getting a wireless Internet connection is easy. A wireless router is installed in your home with Internet access for up to four devices including personal computers and game consoles. Installation includes device configuration. And for telecommuters and serious online gamers, we also offer static IP service.

Learn more about our home networking service

Tips For Getting a Faster Internet Connection

  • Connecting your cable modem to your computer via a USB cable may slow you down.

  • If you're using a PC, download all available Microsoft operating system patches. Downloading these patches is critical to the performance of your PC.

  • Programs that run in the background such as instant messaging software, email clients like Outlook Express, or any other program that is connected to the Internet, communicate over the same cable modem so closing them will free up bandwidth.

  • If you are using a wireless Internet connection, your speed may be slower than your actual cable modem speed. Connecting directly to the Internet when downloading large files will reduce download times.

Service offerings are contingent upon RCN verification that the specific address covered by the service request is an RCN serviceable location. Prices do not include taxes, franchise fees or other surcharges. Services and pricing are subject to change. All photos used within are intellectual properties of their respective owners. Services are subject to terms and conditions of RCN’s subscriber agreements, on-line policies, and other applicable terms and conditions. Other restrictions may apply.

High-speed modem required for RCN High-Speed Internet service. If a data outlet is needed, an additional outlet fee may apply in addition to applicable installation fees. Actual speeds may vary and are not guaranteed.