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RCN Announces 1 Gigabit Internet Service in Chicago

Affordable, No Strings Attached Gigabit Speeds to Arrive Soon

CHICAGO – September 29, 2016 - RCN, a PC Mag award-winning provider of high-speed internet, digital TV and phone services, announced today that 1 Gigabit internet speeds will soon be available to RCN Chicago customers including the communities of Skokie and Lincolnwood. Interested users can reserve theirs today by visiting

RCN will offer internet speeds up to 1 Gigabit-per second in all of its serviceable areas in and around Chicago. With no contracts, no data caps, easy installation and affordable pricing, it will be quick and simple for customers to access seriously fast internet speeds to surf, stream, download, work, and game online on multiple devices at the same time, like never before.

With RCN’s Gigabit internet service, users will notice a big difference in all of their online activities as the upgrade brings unparalleled speed, reliability and capacity over the traditional internet experience. With download speeds of 1,000 Mbps, users can download 100 songs or a two-hour movie in just a few 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.

“The capacity provided by 1 Gigabit is massive, and it more than keeps up with the explosive growth of internet usage,” said Chris Fenger, Chief Operating Office for RCN. “Year-over-year internet usage is increasing 35-50 percent and the average home now has 7.8 internet-connected devices, which represents an increase of 64 million devices over the past year alone. This continued trend confirms that DOCSIS 3.1 is a critical technology for the future, enabling not only Gigabit internet speeds, but also future enhancements such as IP video and other advanced services. RCN remains committed to staying at the forefront of innovation to offer customers the fastest speeds, increased reliability and the best customer experience.”

RCN’s Gigabit internet service will be available to the communities it serves with pricing starting at just $69.99/month for 12 months.

RCN recently received PCMag’s “Readers' Choice Award for Best ISP” for the second year in a row. Readers gave RCN the highest ratings in satisfaction, reliability and technical support for its internet service.

To remain up-to-date on all the news surrounding RCN’s 1 Gigabit internet services, please go to Additional information about RCN’s full portfolio of services can be found at or by calling 1-800-RING-RCN.

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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.

RCN Media Contact:
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Matter Communications
Tel: 978.358.5840

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