RCN MANHATTAN UNVEILS RCN IMPULSE VOD AND RCN MEGAMODEM.
RCN Impulse Video-On-Demand (VOD) enables RCN's digital cable TV subscribers to order programming in "real-time" through a click of their remote control, using their existing digital converter box. RCN Impulse On Demand also features interactive VCR-like functionality, allowing viewers to pause, fast forward, stop and rewind.
RCN MegaModem, currently available in seven other RCN markets, is the fastest residential cable modem connection available with speeds twice as fast (3.0 Mbps) as regular high-speed Internet and Digital Subscriber Line (DSL) services. RCN's MegaModem service makes Internet surfing and downloading a more enjoyable experience for consumers. MegaModem is twice as fast as a standard 1.5 Mbps cable modem or DSL connection, significantly enhancing the downloading of music videos, MP3 music files and other Web-based forms of entertainment.
"RCN continues to lead the market with innovation," said David C. McCourt, RCN's chairman and chief executive officer. "Our Megaband network was built to deliver the most advanced entertainment and communications services. With the launch of RCN Impulse and RCN MegaModem in Manhattan, we continue our commitment to our customers to provide them with the latest technology."
"We are working hard in the Manhattan market to continue to improve our service, and to enhance our network and the services available to our customers," said John Pitts, vice president and general manager for RCN's New York City operations. "None of our local competitors offer residential Internet access at these speeds, at these prices. It is another way we are serving Manhattan by striving to make RCN bundles more valuable."
RCN Impulse Video on Demand
RCN Impulse VOD service is the newest and most convenient way to watch entertainment at home. It allows the customer to watch what they want to watch, when they want to watch it. After ordering the programming, customers can view the program unlimited times during the 24-hour rental period. With this instant flexibility, the VOD service takes in-home movie viewing a step beyond Pay-Per-View (PPV), offering a greater selection of programming than PPV, including some of the latest hit movies, sports programming, and children's selections.
Popular children's programming, library content, special events, ESPN programming, and some network shows are also available. New movie releases can be purchased for $3.99 for a 24-hour rental, while library content is $2.99 for a 24-hour rental. Content is refreshed frequently to provide a wide variety in selections to meet every customer's needs.
RCN first introduced Video-on-Demand last September to its Greater Philadelphia service area and just recently launched the service in its Queens/Brooklyn service area. RCN plans to launch VOD in additional markets throughout 2003.
MegaModem service is included for customers of RCN's bundled ResiLink Platinum and Gold packages. New and existing RCN customers who subscribe to the company's Gold and Platinum ResiLink bundled packages are being automatically upgraded to the new faster speeds. Other RCN customers can upgrade for a low additional monthly charge.
RCN MegaModem is currently available in Boston, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, Queens, San Francisco, Washington, DC and Lehigh Valley markets.
About RCN Corporation
RCN Corporation (NASDAQ:RCNC) is the nation's first and largest facilities-based competitive provider of bundled phone, cable television and high-speed Internet services to the most densely populated markets in the U.S. RCN has more than 1 million customer connections. It operates in seven of the top ten markets in the U.S., namely Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, Philadelphia, San Francisco and Washington, D.C.
RCN can be found on the World Wide Web at http://www.rcn.com/.
For more information, call 609/919-8356.
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|Publication:||Modem User News|
|Date:||May 1, 2003|
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