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.Get Started
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.
*Experienced speeds may vary. For complete details click here.
A professional installation by RCN will ensure your internet is properly installed and that you’re receiving optimal speeds. Every installation is performed by a friendly and expert SCTE certified technician and when it’s most convenient for you with two-hour service windows! Self-install and equipment pick-up is also available at one of our convenient local payment centers.
Modem DOCSIS Type
Up to & including 330 Mbps
500 Mbps or higher
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.
*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.
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.
Leased equipment must be returned to RCN if service is canceled. More information on returning equipment.
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