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First Off... What is Streaming?

Instead of downloading a file to your computer or device, streaming allows for listening to music or watching video in “real time.” With internet videos and webcasts of live events, there is no file to download, just a continuous stream of data or content.

Live TV Streaming vs.
Traditional TV

  • Live TV streaming functions like traditional TV with live channels, guides, DVR function and more.
  • Both Traditional TV and Live Streaming TV air content live at a specific time on a specific channel.
  • WHEREAS... Live TV streaming services deliver entertainment over the internet.

Why choose live TV streaming?

If you love watching your shows live but wish you had more flexibility to view just your favorite content, then Live TV streaming is for you!

  • Enjoy the excitement of watching TV live.
  • Watch only the content you love.
  • Mix and match your live TV streaming services with traditional TV or a cable package.
  • Access hard-to-get local content.

Live TVvs.
On Demand

Live TV Streaming Services

  • Watch the latest show or games in real time
  • Enjoy genre specific content
  • Watch local TV in the moment
  • Subscription-based
Live TV Streaming Services – Fubo and Sling

On Demand Streaming Services

  • "On Demand" means no live TV streaming, just shows & movies on your schedule
  • These streaming services often offer original content
  • Subscription-based
On Demand Streaming Services – Netflix and Hulu

How do I stream live TV?

To stream live TV you'll need a fast internet connection, a streaming device including a streaming box, computer, tablet, or phone, a good WiFI connection for your home, and a streaming service such as Prime Video, Netflix, Hulu, HBO Max, and more.

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Streaming Services

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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 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).

*Internet download speeds may vary and are not guaranteed. Observed speeds may vary based on device, connection, and other factors outside of RCN’s control. Certain equipment may be required to receive 1 Gigabit speeds. Monthly modem rental fee and/or wireless gateway may be additional. All speeds not available in all areas. Offer valid only for new residential RCN customers or customers with accounts in good standing who have not had RCN service within the last 60 days. Offer expires January 15, 2019. RCN’s promotional offer extends defined, set pricing for the period of 12 months after installation on the bundle of services that constitute your service package including digital TV, high-speed Internet and/or phone. Distinct pricing exists for months 1-12. Any additional services, such as equipment, premium channels and other tiers of service are subject to an additional charge and regular increases. Additional fees apply for taxes, surcharges, equipment, activation and installation that are not included as part of the package and are subject to increases. No contract is required to take advantage of the promotional pricing and savings. No early termination fees apply in the event service is terminated in advance of the 12-month duration. Customer is responsible for any accrued service charges in the event service is canceled. Up to 10 Mbps Internet for $24.99 is a promotional rate and is valid for 12 months from the date of installation. 50 Mbps Internet and Digital TV for $34.99 is a promotional rate and is valid for 12 months from the date of installation. 250 Mbps Internet and Digital TV for $44.99 is a promotional rate and is valid for 12 months from the date of installation. Regular monthly retail rates apply thereafter. Customer must be connected to RCN Wi-Fi network to receive RCN Wi-Fi on smartphone or device. Services and pricing are subject to change. All sales subject to credit check. Not all services are available in all areas. Other restrictions may apply. Whole Home Wi-fi $9.95 per month includes 1 base eero and 1 Beacon eero. Each additional eero Beacon is $5.00 per month. See our online disclosures at for more information about the services o_ ered in your area. All names, logos, images and service marks are property of their respective owners. All Rights Reserved. Streaming TV Services: High-speed Internet and compatible viewing devices required. Programming, channels, content are subject to change. Other terms and conditions apply. Sling TV® and the Sling logo are licensed trademarks of Sling TV, LLC. Sling TV subscription required. © 2018 fuboTV Inc. fubo TV subscription required. Netflix is a registered trademark of Netflix, Inc. Netflix streaming membership required. © 2018 Hulu. Hulu subscription required. Hulu, the Hulu logo and other Hulu marks, graphics, logos, scripts, and sounds are trademarks of Hulu, LLC. Devices and related trademarks, logos are properties of their respective owners. Reprinted from with permission. ©2018 Ziff Davis, Inc. All Rights Reserved. A trademark of Ziff Davis, Inc. used under license. © 2021 RCN Telecom Services (Lehigh Valley), LLC. All rights reserved.

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, activation fees or surcharges. All photos used within are intellectual properties of their respective owners. At the end of your promotional period, standard rates apply. Services are subject to terms and conditions of RCN’s subscriber agreements, on-line policies, and other applicable terms and conditions. Other restrictions may apply.

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