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Internet Self-Installation Guide

Purchase a modem from a retailer. Once you properly connect your new modem to the coax cable in your home, you can install the modem yourself by following on screen instructions. Get started with this how to guide.

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Internet Equipment for Home Networking

We understand that setting up your home network and WiFi for optimal access and speed is key to enjoying your RCN Internet service. Internet equipment options and home networking services offer you a choice for best connectivity, security and ease of Internet use.

Enhanced Whole Home WiFi Only

RCN's enhanced Whole Home WiFi system, powered by eero, blankets your home in fast, reliable WiFi. Click here for information about bringing your own modem.

$10.95 per month includes 1 base eero and 1 beacon eero. Each additional eero beacon is $5.00 per month.

10.95 *

eero Pro 6

Tri-band Wi-Fi 6 supports gigabit speeds (up to 940Mbps) with coverage up for your entire home. Enough bandwidth to support high speeds for 75+ connected devices. Features a built-in Zigbee smart home hub, making it easy to connect compatible devices with Alexa. So you can control certain lights, locks, plugs, and more - without the need to buy separate smart home hubs for each.

11.95 *
eero 6

Nighthawk®Pro Gaming Router

The Nighthawk®Pro Gaming Router is Netgear's latest model, which features WiFi 6 and the latest DumaOS 3.0 operating system. Lower your latency, optimize your ping, and up your gameplay with a router built for gaming.

Activation and installation not included. $12.95 per month is an additional monthly fee and includes 1 Pro-gaming router.

12.95 *
Nighthawk Router

eero Secure+

Add eero Secure+ to your Whole Home WiFi. With eero Secure+, you can manage all your security settings and tools in one place. eero Secure+ provides brilliant security features to fit your home - antivirus software, ad blocking, VPN protection, password management and more.

9.99 *


Having the right equipment is the key to enjoying your RCN Internet service. We provide modems that give you the best choice for connectivity, security and ease of Internet use. TV without extra wires or boxes — they’re built right in!

Great for email, social networking, online shopping and more!

12.95 *

Standard WiFi

Connect all your devices wirelessly — laptops, smarpthones, tablets, TV streaming boxes, game consoles, and other network-connected devices.

Link Smart TV’s, laptops, mobile devices, gaming consoles and more to your modem with a Wi-Fi connection.


Standard WiFi & Modem

This DOCSIS 3.0 device offers both the modem and router in one compact piece of equipment. DOCSIS 3.0 provides significantly increased data rates that allow for a much higher maximum throughput than DOCSIS 2.0.

Stream HD video, download huge files, work from home and more with a Wi-Fi connection. convenience of Wi-Fi.

12.95 *

Gig Modem

The DOCSIS 3.1 modem is our most advanced modem for our fastest Gigabit* speed. This device is only available with Gigabit* internet, where Gigabit* speeds are available.

Our best modem that’s great for the largest families and the most devices online at once. If you Gotta Gig, it’s a must.

12.95 *
Gig Modem

*Experienced speeds may vary. For complete details click here.

Bring Your Own Modem

Modem Recommendations

Modem DOCSIS TypeModem DOCSIS Type

Service SpeedService Speed

Downstream ChannelDownstream Channels


Up to & including 330 Mbps

24 Channels


500 Mbps or higher

32 Channels

Currently the Motorola MB8600 is not compatible with the RCN network. We continue to work with the manufacturers to certify the modems, and will update when this is completed. EURODOCSIS cable modems are not supported in the United States.

For more information, visit our Bring Your Own Modem page.

*The availability of services, pricing and offerings displayed on are for residential NEW RCN customers only. Commercial and business pricing and service offerings differ. Other restrictions may apply. 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. Learn more about taxes and surcharges. Services and pricing are subject to change. All prices exclude taxes, surcharges, fees and equipment. At the end of your promotional period, standard rates apply. Services are subject to RCN’s customer terms and conditions, online shopping terms and conditions, and other applicable terms and conditions.

Leased equipment must be returned to RCN if service is canceled. More information on returning equipment.

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To receive HD features and benefits, an HD television, an HD compatible converter box, and a remote control are required. Advertised channels/stations may provide some non-HD programming. HD programming is limited to the programming provided to RCN in HD format by the content provider.

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