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Not just fast…
epic fast Gig Internet*

Why Gig* Internet?

With Gig* Internet, waiting is a thing of the past. Now every person in your home can be doing something on every device – all at once and faster than ever.

Download an HD movie in a Snap*
Download a TV show, an album or photos in a Flash*

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The Wow of Now

Run tablets, laptops and mobile devices like a family of sprinters. Connect all your gadgets – smart TVs, tablets, thermostats, video cams and more. Game like never before or download whole seasons of your shows in no time. 1 Gig* offers the ultimate internet speed for today’s home.

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



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Gig* Speed for the Whole Family

FAQs

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What is Gig* internet?

Why Gig* internet?

Today the average household has multiple devices tied to one Internet connection in the home. These devices can be smart home TVs, laptops, smartphones, tablets, printers, home security systems, appliances or game consoles. Higher Internet speeds will offer you an online experience that fits your lifestyle and needs. For the same reason you’d want the latest gadgets – you want the best experience for you and your family.

Where can I get Gig* internet services from RCN?

RCN provides Gig internet service up to 940 Mbps* in Boston, Chicago, New York, Philadelphia, Lehigh Valley, and the DC Metro area. Read the full list of serviceable areas.

What modem do I need for Gig* internet?

Data Over Cable Service Interface Specification (DOCSIS) 3.1 modems allow for much higher speed than previous modems. DOCSIS 3.1 modems offer the best in speed and massive improvements in reliability.

Modem Recommendations

Gig internet modemModem DOCSIS Type

Gig internet modemService Speed

Gig internet modemDownstream Channels

DOCSIS 3.0

Up to & including 330 Mbps

24 Channels

DOCSIS 3.1

500 Mbps or higher

32 Channels

Currently the Motorola MB8600 DOCSIS 3.1 is known to have problems connecting to the RCN network. Additionally EURODOCSIS cable modems are not supported in the United States.

Do I need a new router?

We recommend using our best in class router for Gig internet (up to 940 Mbps*) which is capable of supporting these high speeds. However, if you’re in love with your current router, it will work, but we cannot guarantee Gig internet will work with your current router.

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*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 whole family uses GIG…mostly for internet searching, movies, and kids watching movies. It offers faster downloads and smooth playback of large files (music, data, short videos).
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