We'll install your Internet connection with the modem of your choice or you may choose to use an RCN modem. Professional technicians will install your service and you'll also get free 24/7 technical support. You'll need to make sure your computer meets our recommended system requirements and decide if you want wireless Internet/WiFi in your home.
RCN Modem Service
RCN Internet access is fiber rich resulting in a super-fast online experience. We will provide and install a high-quality modem with your service.
If at any time you decide to use your own modem, you must return the one we installed in your home to one of our payment centers or you can simply package your modem for shipment and use a prepaid equipment return label.
Bring Your Own Modem
While many models will work on our network, some will simply work better. To achieve optimal speeds, we recommend connecting to one of our preferred modems. If you would like to use your own modem, please verify minimum system requirements here.
For Internet speeds of 110Mbps, 330Mbps or higher, customer cannot bring their own equipment as the RCN 3:1 Gateway is required. Because this is an integrated device and includes a cable modem and wireless router, you do not need a separate wired or wireless router nor is an Ethernet MoCa bridge required – this functionality is built into the device.
If you wish to use your own equipment for 50Mbps, 25Mbps or less, please see the manufacturer’s website for technical specifications. Please note that while some manufacturers indicate they provide a specific range of speeds, they must meet the above downstream/upstream channel recommendations in order to receive optimal RCN Internet speeds.
Unplug And Go Wireless... Getting a wireless Internet connection is easy. A wireless router can be installed in your home with Internet access for up to four devices including personal computers and game consoles. Installation includes device configuration.
If you have selected RCN Internet speed of 330mbps (or 110mbps in Lehigh Valley) for your home, you must use the Arris Touchstone DG1670 gateway included with your service. Because this is a 3 in 1 device, you do not need a separate wired or wireless router nor is an Ethernet MoCa bridge required – this functionality built into the device.
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.
Does my computer meet the minimum requirements?
If you have selected RCN Internet speed of 330mbps (or 110mbps in Lehigh Valley) for your home, you must use the Arris Touchstone DG1670 gateway included with your service. The following machine specifications are recommended:
RCN will provide support for other browser and operating system releases on a best effort basis only, and cannot guarantee optimal performance.
Please note that your computer system, as well as certain broadband services, may require resources beyond RCN’s minimum standards.
All services may not be available depending on browser/operating system in use.
Tips For Getting a Faster Internet Connection
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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.