BYOM Service is offered in every RCN market.
RCN recommends customers purchase a cable modem that meet the following requirements:
|Service Speed||Any speed up to 330 Mbps|
|Service Speed Any speed up to 330 Mbps|
|Modem DOCIS Type||DOCSIS 3.0|
|Downstream Channel(s)||24 Channels|
|Upstream Channel(s)||8 Channels|
* RCN does not currently support customer owned DOCSIS 3.1 modems.
EURODOCSIS cable modems are not supported in the United States.
If you wish to use your own equipment, 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 and upstream channel recommendations in order to receive optimal RCN Internet speeds and ensure compatibility with your service.
As technology evolves, and network improvements are made, the above recommendations could change at any time. We may not always be able to notify you in advance of changes to these requirements, and we reserve the right to update these requirements as needed.
At a local computer/electronics store or online retailer.
Purchase a modem from a retailer. Once you properly connect your new modem to the coax cable in your home, contact a RCN support representative at 1-800-RING-RCN (1-800-746-4726) and let us know the MAC address from the new modem. You must return your RCN cable modem to your closest local office to avoid monthly rental charges. If you are unable to install the modem yourself, you will be charged a fee to have a technician professionally install the new modem and retrieve the RCN modem from your home.
Yes. Customers who use both services can bring their own modem, however, they will still need an RCN EMTA to use Digital Phone service in addition to their BYOM compatible modem
Yes. You are not able to BYOM if you have:
You may pick up a modem at a local RCN office or request a technician installation for $49.95.
Yes. Connect your new modem to the coax cable in your home, and then contact a RCN support representative at 1-800-RING-RCN (1-800-746-4726) and let us know the MAC address from the new modem. You must return your RCN cable modem to your closest local office to avoid monthly rental charges.
No. You should simply contact a RCN support representative at 1-800-RING-RCN (1-800-746-4726) and let us know the MAC address from the new modem.
At this time, RCN does not sell any RCN-owned equipment.
* Embedded Multimedia Terminal Adapter, a combination cable modem and telephone adapter
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; stated speeds are up to subscribed to/stated speed and are not guaranteed. The actual range and reliability of a wireless network is affected by a number of factors. Downstream data speed may be affected by whether the data accessed is cached or non-cached; Internet-related factors, such as the location and configuration of each accessed server; internal network factors, including customer compliance with RCN usage policies set forth in the acceptable usage policy; the level of overall traffic; and the customer’s computer configuration. RCN's FCC Network Management Disclosure makes available information regarding our network management practices and the performance and commercial terms of our broadband Internet access services to enable you to make informed choices regarding the purchase and use of our services, in accordance with Part 8 of the Rules of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC).
The availability of services, pricing and offerings displayed on this site are for residential new RCN customers only. Commercial and business pricing and service offerings differ.
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