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Your Local High Speed Internet Provider

RCN is an award winning high speed internet provider offering reliable and affordable internet services in Chicago, with gigabit internet speeds up to 940* Mbps. You can surf, game, stream, and connect wirelessly to multiple devices through RCN’s powerful fiber-optic network. RCN delivers seamless WiFi for your home and video streaming through a blazing fast, secure connection.

*Experienced speeds may vary. For complete details click here

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$39.99 250 Mbps
$49.99 500 Mbps
$59.99 940 Mbps
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250 Mbps Internet*


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Available with your RCN Internet service:

  • Speed You Need - RCN has the speed you need, all at an incredible price. Whether you spend hours online or surf occasionally, using one device or ten devices – RCN offers a variety of speeds to best fit your online needs!
  • RCN Webmail - a feature rich webmail account with calendar functionality, web applications like Yahoo Maps and Contact Cleaner, and 5 GB of storage.
  • Internet Security - to get you started RCN offers McAfee® internet security products and RCN’s Service Protection plan.

Experienced speeds may vary.


Terms and Conditions

*Internet download speeds may vary and are not guaranteed. Observed speeds may vary based on device connection & other factors outside of RCN’s control. 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 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).

Offers valid for new residential customers only. Monthly rates subject to applicable taxes, franchise fees and government-imposed charges and fees and are not included in the price. Installation and one-time fees may apply. Service offerings are contingent upon RCN verification that the specific address covered by the service request is an RCN serviceable location. Programming, channel location and packaging subject to change. HD programming requires an HD compatible converter. Internet speeds may vary and are not guaranteed. Certain services may require compatible equipment available at an additional monthly charge. Leased equipment must be returned to RCN if service is cancelled. All sales subject to credit check. Other restrictions may apply. Not all services available in all areas.

RCN’s promotional offer extends defined, set pricing for the period of 12 months after installation on the bundle of services that constitute your service package including digital TV, high-speed Internet and/or phone. Distinct pricing exists for months 1-12. Any additional services, such as equipment, premium channels and other tiers of service are subject to an additional charge and regular increases. Additional fees apply for taxes, surcharges, equipment, activation and installation that are not included as part of the package and are subject to increases. No contract is required to take advantage of the promotional pricing and savings. No early terminations fees apply in the event service is terminated in advance of the 12-month duration. Customer is responsible for any accrued service charges in the event service is canceled.

Other restrictions may apply. All names, logos, images and service marks are the property of their respective owners. All rights reserved. Please see full terms and conditions.

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Add<strong>  Enhanced Whole Home WiFi</strong>  powered by eero First Month Free; $9.95/mo thereafter
Add Enhanced Whole Home WiFi powered by eero First Month Free; $9.95/mo thereafter

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Add <strong>Whole Home Audio</strong> powered by Sonos.  Sonos One Smart Speaker $5.99/mo
Add Whole Home Audio powered by Sonos. Sonos One Smart Speaker $5.99/mo
$49
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No Contract
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500 Mbps Internet*


Internet

Available with your RCN Internet service:

  • Speed You Need - RCN has the speed you need, all at an incredible price. Whether you spend hours online or surf occasionally, using one device or ten devices – RCN offers a variety of speeds to best fit your online needs!
  • RCN Webmail - a feature rich webmail account with calendar functionality, web applications like Yahoo Maps and Contact Cleaner, and 5 GB of storage.
  • Internet Security - to get you started RCN offers McAfee® internet security products and RCN’s Service Protection plan.

Experienced speeds may vary.


Terms and Conditions

*Internet download speeds may vary and are not guaranteed. Observed speeds may vary based on device connection & other factors outside of RCN’s control. 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 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).

Offers valid for new residential customers only. Monthly rates subject to applicable taxes, franchise fees and government-imposed charges and fees and are not included in the price. Installation and one-time fees may apply. Service offerings are contingent upon RCN verification that the specific address covered by the service request is an RCN serviceable location. Programming, channel location and packaging subject to change. HD programming requires an HD compatible converter. Internet speeds may vary and are not guaranteed. Certain services may require compatible equipment available at an additional monthly charge. Leased equipment must be returned to RCN if service is cancelled. All sales subject to credit check. Other restrictions may apply. Not all services available in all areas.

RCN’s promotional offer extends defined, set pricing for the period of 12 months after installation on the bundle of services that constitute your service package including digital TV, high-speed Internet and/or phone. Distinct pricing exists for months 1-12. Any additional services, such as equipment, premium channels and other tiers of service are subject to an additional charge and regular increases. Additional fees apply for taxes, surcharges, equipment, activation and installation that are not included as part of the package and are subject to increases. No contract is required to take advantage of the promotional pricing and savings. No early terminations fees apply in the event service is terminated in advance of the 12-month duration. Customer is responsible for any accrued service charges in the event service is canceled.

Other restrictions may apply. All names, logos, images and service marks are the property of their respective owners. All rights reserved. Please see full terms and conditions.

$100 Gift Card: Use Coupon CH100

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Add<strong>  Enhanced Whole Home WiFi</strong>  powered by eero First Month Free; $9.95/mo thereafter
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Manage all your security settings and tools in one place with <strong> eero Secure +</strong> for an additional $9.99/mo.
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Gig Internet*


Internet

Available with your RCN Internet service:

  • Speed You Need - RCN has the speed you need, all at an incredible price. Whether you spend hours online or surf occasionally, using one device or ten devices – RCN offers a variety of speeds to best fit your online needs!
  • RCN Webmail - a feature rich webmail account with calendar functionality, web applications like Yahoo Maps and Contact Cleaner, and 5 GB of storage.
  • Internet Security - to get you started RCN offers McAfee® internet security products and RCN’s Service Protection plan.

Experienced speeds may vary.


Terms and Conditions

*Internet download speeds may vary and are not guaranteed. Observed speeds may vary based on device connection & other factors outside of RCN’s control. 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 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).

Offers valid for new residential customers only. Monthly rates subject to applicable taxes, franchise fees and government-imposed charges and fees and are not included in the price. Installation and one-time fees may apply. Service offerings are contingent upon RCN verification that the specific address covered by the service request is an RCN serviceable location. Programming, channel location and packaging subject to change. HD programming requires an HD compatible converter. Internet speeds may vary and are not guaranteed. Certain services may require compatible equipment available at an additional monthly charge. Leased equipment must be returned to RCN if service is cancelled. All sales subject to credit check. Other restrictions may apply. Not all services available in all areas.

RCN’s promotional offer extends defined, set pricing for the period of 12 months after installation on the bundle of services that constitute your service package including digital TV, high-speed Internet and/or phone. Distinct pricing exists for months 1-12. Any additional services, such as equipment, premium channels and other tiers of service are subject to an additional charge and regular increases. Additional fees apply for taxes, surcharges, equipment, activation and installation that are not included as part of the package and are subject to increases. No contract is required to take advantage of the promotional pricing and savings. No early terminations fees apply in the event service is terminated in advance of the 12-month duration. Customer is responsible for any accrued service charges in the event service is canceled.

Other restrictions may apply. All names, logos, images and service marks are the property of their respective owners. All rights reserved. Please see full terms and conditions.

Shop All Internet Deals › * Experienced speeds may vary. Equipment priced separately. 12 months pricing.

FAQs

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What internet services are available in your area?

RCN offers a number of internet options in Chicago to best fit your lifestyle. Internet deals for up to 250 Mbps* speeds start at $39.99 per month. Gig internet with speeds up to 940 Mbps* is also available starting at $59.99 per month.

What areas does RCN service internet to in Chicago?

RCN provides internet services in Lincolnwood, Skokie, West Town, Loop and many other neighborhoods in Chicago. View the full list of RCN’s serviceable areas in Chicago.

Do I need a contract to get internet services?

No contract is required for internet services with RCN.

Is fiber optic internet available in Chicago?

Yes! Fiber internet is available in Chicago with speeds up to 940* Mbps. The use of optical fiber enables higher internet speeds than other forms of communication, such as copper wire, that drastically reduce bandwidth.

What WiFi services are available?

RCN offers a number of WiFi services to best fit your needs. Enhanced Whole Home WiFi delivers fast and reliable WiFi throughout your home through the use of multiple access points and TrueMesh technology. You can also access the best wireless internet security features and tools including threat scans, family safe browsing, VPN protection, and password management – all managed by one easy to use mobile app.

What our Customers are Saying

Amazing customer service both over the phone and in person. The technician was dedicated to a thorough installation. RCN rocks!

Blaire S., Chicago, IL

Internet speed delivery was exactly as promised, you guys are #1!

Dean B., Chicago, IL

I love RCN, the technician was awesome, and whenever I interact over the phone it’s always very easy.

Autry, S., Chicago, IL

Very professional and courteous installer. Great internet service!

Peggy K., Chicago, IL

I was genuinely surprised at how excellent the customer service is. Friendly, patient, knowledgeable.

Elizabeth D., Chicago, IL

Great customer service and internet service.

Jaiz W., Chicago, IL

Excellent fast installation.

Michael N., Chicago, IL

Overall great plans great service.

Jelani E., Chicago, IL

Excellent service. All the technicians were very knowledgeable and friendly.

Daniel V., Chicago, IL

Great customer service every single time.

Jay S., Chicago, IL

Devices & Equipment

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Internet Equipment

Did you know your internet equipment can affect your speeds? We want to make sure you have the latest equipment so you can take advantage of our lightning fast internet speeds. Learn more about RCN’s Modem, Wi-Fi Router, Modem & Wi-Fi Gateway and bring your own equipment options

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Wireless Networking

Internet Security

As you surf the web, email or pay bills online, make sure to protect your personal information from identity theft, viruses, hackers or spyware. RCN makes it easy to protect your online experience with a low cost subscription to McAfee® Internet Security Suite included with any Internet purchase.

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Requirements

Computer Requirements

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

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Max Your Internet Speed

Get the best online experience with tips and tricks to maximize your internet speeds.

Top 5 Tips for Maximizing Your Speed

5 Tips for Maxing Your Speed

We want to help you operate at top speeds. Here are our top 5 quick tips for improving your home Wi-Fi speed.

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Optimize Your Home Wifi

This 3 minute how to video gives you practical ways to optimize your wireless home network speed.

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Find the Best Internet Speed for You

Find Your Speed

Not sure what speed is best for you? Check out our quick reference guide to finding your speed happiness!

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RCN Internet Speed Test

RCN Internet Speed Test

Voted #1 in speed & relability by PC Magazine, RCN allows you to test your internet speed and recommends ways to optimize your connection for the best Internet performance possible.

Test Your Speed
24/7 Customer Support

24/7 Customer Support

RCN has made a pledge to put the customer first in everything we do. We understand your life is busy and hectic, so we provide US-based customer service 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Contact us today!

Internet Security

RCN Service Protection Plan

RCN’s Service Protection Plan gives you peace of mind.

You can avoid the service charge for a technician to come to your house even if the issue is the result of something inside your home.

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eero Secure+

Advanced security doesn’t have to feel advanced. 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.

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McAfee® Total Protection

McAfee® Total Protection provides comprehensive safeguards against viruses, spam, spyware, and malware. Parental controls, improved system performance, content protection, easy home networking tools, digital shredding and site advisor are all included.

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McAfee® Internet Security

McAfee® Internet Security Suite provides comprehensive safeguards against Trojans, viruses, worms, spyware and malicious applications. This top-rated security software also provides improved system performance, digital shredding of confidential files and more.

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Our Plege to You

Switching Is Easy

With same-day installation, two-hour service windows and 24/7 customer support, switching to RCN has never been easier.

Read Our Pledge

Customer must sign up for 500 MBPS or Gig Internet to be eligible for the gift card promotion. Prepaid VISA gift cards are subject to terms and conditions outlined by VISA. CH100 gift card promotion cannot be combined with any other gift card offers. Additionally, a customer must be in good standing for 90 days before the VISA gift card is issued. After 90 days, customers will receive an email with instructions on how to redeem the gift card online. Customer must purchase online and enter the coupon code to be eligible for the Visa Gift Card.

*Internet download speeds may vary and are not guaranteed. Observed speeds may vary based on device connection & other factors outside of RCN’s control. Gig Internet offers speeds up to 940 Mbps. See rcn.com/yourspeed for why speeds may vary. Certain equipment may be required to receive Gigabit speeds up to 940 Mbps. RCN substantiates that the cable modem equipment provided, and the configuration of such cable modem, meets the broadband speeds advertised when attached to a wired connection based on SamKnows testing procedures. 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 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 www.rcn.com 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.

Netflix is a registered trademark of Netflix, Inc. Netflix unlimited streaming membership is required (and sold separately) to access Netflix content.

Enhanced Whole Home WiFi is an eero product priced $9.95 per month and includes 1 base eero and 1 beacon eero. Each additional eero beacon is $5.00 per month. © 2020 eero inc., San Francisco, CA. All rights reserved.

** Same or next day installation is not guaranteed. Availability varies by market and is limited to availability of appointments during normal business hours Monday- Saturday.
For additional terms and conditions visit Polices & Disclaimers at rcn.com. Other restrictions may apply.

Restrictions apply. For more info visit rcn.com or call. All names, logos, images and service marks are property of their respective owners. ®2020 RCN Telecom, LLC. All rights reserved.