Storm Watch


Prepare. Plan. Stay Informed.


RCN is prepared for the storm. When major weather events threaten our area, we take extra measures to deploy a variety of technical resources: generators, fuel, fiber-optic cable and specialized tools to strategic locations near the potential path of the storm, so we can respond immediately to any damage.

Due to a storm with high winds and rain that passed this afternoon (Tuesday) through the RCN Lehigh Valley area, we are receiving reports of damage to trees, homes and property, as well as downed power poles, commercial outages and loss of RCN digital TV, internet and phone services. Please consider the following:

  • Safety is first priority – yours and ours.
  • Verify that your electricity is working. Electricity is required to receive RCN services. If you have lost power to your home or business, RCN services cannot be restored until commercial power is back up and running.
  • We will be working around the clock to manage your service needs during the storm’s aftermath. After all, we live here, too. As your local digital TV, internet and phone provider, we understand the importance of staying connected.

We will provide updates as they become available. Thank you for your patience and stay safe!



When To Contact Us

Your Situation

  • You do not have electrical power at your home.
  • You have electrical power at home and no one in your neighborhood has cable.
  • You have electrical power, but do not have cable service and your neighbor’s cable is working.
  • The cable that connects directly to your home (the service drop) is down.

Do You Need To Contact Us?

NO - your home TV, High Speed Internet and Voice services depend on electrical power.

NO - we are already aware of and working to repair network outages.

YES - restoring the damage to your cable may require additional technical support. Contact Us

YES - to restore your service the service drop must be repaired. Contact Us

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Q: I have TV service but it goes in and out and the picture quality is not as good as usual.
A: Temporary fluctuations in your cable service may occur throughout the restoration period. You may experience brief losses of your cable services or degradation of picture quality as the power continues to be restored throughout the area.

Q: I do not currently have electrical power or TV, Internet or Voice services. Should I call to arrange for a service call?
A: If you DO NOT have electrical power restored to your home, you will not have cable services. You should not call for a service call until your electrical power at your home has been restored.

Q: Why did I lose my TV, Internet and Voice services and still have power?
A: While RCN’s facilities are generally located on the same poles as electric companies, the utilities are often fed from a different power source than the cable. There are different “distribution” points along the way. If one of these distribution points does not have commercial power, your cable will not work.

Q: My neighbor has TV, Internet and Voice services but I do not.
A: If you have electrical power at your home, but no TV, Internet or Voice service, please Contact Us. If you DO NOT have commercial power restored you will not have cable services.



Helpful Tips

Before the Storm

Be prepared and have an emergency plan in place. If you don’t have a plan and need help making one, visit http://www.ready.gov

Keep your RCN account information and our contact phone numbers handy. See Contact Us for more information.

Stay informed by listening to radio and TV bulletins and by reading our website updates.

Report any low-hanging cable lines before a storm.

After the Storm



Stay inside your home until your Emergency Center advises otherwise. Always remember to stay away from fallen wires.

Keep debris clear of cable pedestal.

We will keep you informed of restoration progress via Our Website, Facebook and Twitter as electricity is restored and updates are available.



Helpful Resources


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