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1 Gigabit Internet Service Now Available in Chicago from RCN

Cable Provider Announces Epic Internet Speeds to Residents of Chicago, Skokie, and Lincolnwood

PRINCETON, NJ – November 3, 2016 - RCN, a three-time PC Mag award-winning provider of high-speed internet, digital TV and phone services, today announced the immediate availability of 1 Gigabit internet speeds to residents in all of its Chicagoland serviceable areas, including Chicago, Skokie and Lincolnwood. This announcement comes on the heels of RCN’s launch of 1 Gig service in New York City last week. With no contracts, easy installation and affordable pricing; it will be quick and simple for consumers to access a new generation of fast internet speeds in RCN residential serviceable areas in the Windy City. By offering 1 Gigabit internet speeds, RCN is redefining the fastest and most cost-effective advanced internet services.

1 Gigabit internet is a revolutionary new level of speed with the power to transform the way users surf, stream, download, work and game online. The difference in speed and bandwidth will be noticeable to users on every level. The average household has multiple devices, including smart TVs, laptops, smartphones, tablets and printers, connecting to the same network at the same time. 1 Gigabit provides more total bandwidth to the home, resulting in better performance. With download speeds of 1,000 Mbps, users can download their favorite album in under two seconds or their favorite TV show in just four seconds.

New network technology DOCSIS 3.1 makes it possible for RCN residential customers to receive Gigabit speeds through the same wiring they already have in their homes. Since RCN announced the pending availability of 1 Gigabit service in the Chicago market, a resounding number of customers have added themselves to the list for installation. Those customers will be contacted shortly for priority installation.

“The future of internet speed has arrived with 1 Gigabit. The need for speed is real and only getting stronger with multiple devices, Over-The-Top (OTT) video content, smart homes and more,” said Tom McKay, senior vice president and general manager of RCN Chicago. “RCN has always been on the forefront of innovation and we will continue to integrate the newest technologies to improve our offerings and services. RCN 1 Gig customers will notice a big difference in the way they access the internet and share bandwidth in the home.”

RCN’s Gigabit internet residential service is now available with pricing starting at just $69.99/month for 12 months. The affordable packages require no contracts. Those interested in signing up for 1 Gigabit internet service can do so by calling 1-800-RING-RCN or by visiting

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About RCN Corporation
RCN Telecom Services, LLC ( and provides industry-leading high-speed internet, all-digital TV and phone services for residential, small/medium and Enterprise business customers. PC Magazine’s Readers’ Choice Award named RCN one of the winners for best ISPs in 2013, 2015 and 2016 – RCN was rated highest in overall satisfaction. RCN is YouTube HD Verified, earning the company the highest-ranking that Google offers. RCN is also a Netflix Open Connect partner, placing in the Top rankings on the Netflix USA ISP Speed Index in the markets RCN serves. RCN's affordably priced advanced digital services are delivered through its proprietary, state-of-the-art fiber-rich network and supported by 100% U.S.-based customer service. RCN's primary service areas include Boston, Chicago, Lehigh Valley (PA), New York City, Philadelphia (Delaware County) and Washington, DC.

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