Keeping Americans connected during Coronavirus » Emergency Broadband Benefit »

RCN Boston Chooses Power Vendor That Delivers Green Energy

Among the First Telecom providers in the U.S. To Use Green Electricity

Boston - (February 20, 2018) RCN Boston announced today that it has chosen a new vendor that delivers green electricity to power the network to its residential and business customers. It is among the first telecom companies in the U.S. to use green electricity in this manner. The new power vendor, IGS Energy, will provide RCN the green electricity through wind power that is transmitted through the electrical grid. The partnership between RCN and IGS Energy was arranged by Mark Sterner of Sterner Energy, RCN’s energy manager. The use of green electricity will significantly reduce the percentage of RCN Boston’s carbon footprint.

“RCN is working with our new power vendor, IGS Energy, to use green electricity in powering our services to our customers,” said Jeff Carlson, RCN Boston SVP and General Manager. “Green energy is the wave of the future and RCN prides itself on being at the cutting edge, and the new partnership with IGS Energy is in keeping with our commitment to excellence for our customers.”

“IGS Energy is excited about this partnership that will provide electricity used to power all RCN facilities, power plants, and the power supplies that bring services to their residences and businesses,” said Doug Austin, Executive Vice President and Chief Sales Officer of IGS Energy.

“When you see the gray boxes on the telephone poles outside of your home, that is what powers RCN services to its customers and it is now running with green electricity,” said Sterner. “This is a milestone in the industry as cable, broadband and phone services are all dependent on electricity to operate and none have moved to using green electricity until now, with RCN making the switch.”

Be a fan of RCN on Facebook
Be a fan of RCN on Twitter

About Sterner Energy
Sterner Energy, LLC ( an energy management firm that specializes in multi-location, multi-state businesses in the Telecom, Cable, Healthcare, Logistic, and Hospitality industries. Sterner Energy helps companies develop and implement plans to reduce energy costs, usage and provide alternative energy solutions. Sterner Energy is located in Center Valley, PA.

About the IGS Family of Companies
With almost 30 years of experience in the energy industry, the IGS family of companies provides the following to over one million customers across the country: natural gas, electricity, and home protection products; power generation solutions off the grid; clean, domestic alternative fueling options; and solar solutions. The company focuses on empowering consumers to make choices that best fit their energy needs. Their community investment program, IGS Impact, provides employees with opportunities to get involved with causes that are meaningful to both the company and to them personally. To learn more, visit

About RCN Boston
RCN in Boston serves the communities of Allston, Arlington, Boston, Brighton, Brookline, Burlington, Charlestown, Dedham, Dorchester, Framingham, Hyde Park, Lexington, Milton, Natick, Needham, Newton, Roslindale, Somerville, Stoneham, Wakefield, Waltham, Watertown, West Roxbury and Woburn.

About RCN
RCN Telecom Services, LLC ( provides industry-leading High-Speed Internet, all-Digital TV and Phone services for residential, small/medium and Enterprise business customers. PC Magazine recently released its annual Readers’ Choice Awards and named RCN one of the winners for best cable broadband ISPs in 2017 – RCN ranks highest for overall satisfaction. RCN’s affordably-priced advanced digital services are delivered through their proprietary, state-of-the-art fiber-rich network and supported by 100% U.S.-based customer service. RCN's primary service areas include Washington, D.C., Philadelphia, Lehigh Valley (PA), New York City, Boston and Chicago.

# # #

Media Contact:
Ann Murphy
(617) 646-1031,

RCN is a registered trademark of RCN Telecom Services, LLC. TiVo is a registered trademark, and QuickMode is a trademark, of TiVo Inc. or its subsidiaries worldwide. All other company, product and brand names and trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

I have always had positive experiences with RCN. The small details make a difference. Thank you and keep up the good work.
Fastest ISP 2020

Internet Providers

Award Winning


Readers Choice 5 Time Recognized

Readers Choice
5 Time

2015 Top Consumer Recommended

Top Consumer

Reprinted from with permission. © 2019 Ziff Davis, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

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