RCN had rolled its 110 Mbps down, 15 Mbps up data tier across its Lehigh Valley, Pa. footprint.
Prior to Lehigh Valley, RCN had launched its 110/15 Mbps Internet speeds in Chicago, Boston, New York City, Washington DC, and Philadelphia.
“RCN has made a commitment to our customers to always stay ahead of the curve with regard to technology,” confirms RCN COO Chris Fenger. “Our team members are users themselves, and we recognize the benefits of fast Internet speeds to households that simultaneously do homework, research business projects, collaboratively game across the world and communicate with family members in distant locations.
“Faster Internet helps to redefine life through all the ways we now live connected in some way. This motivates RCN to provide an excellent user experience, and that’s what these new faster speeds are delivering for our Lehigh Valley customers today.”
RCN’s 110/15 Mbps tier starts at $49.99 per month for new customers, with no long-term contracts and a three-year price assurance.
In November, RCN announced it would be offering a 330/20 tier in its New York City footprint, where it competes against Time Warner Cable in some areas, but didn’t say when it would be available. A week prior in the same month, Time Warner Cable said it had completed its “TWC Maxx” upgradein New York City and Los Angeles, which included a 300 Mbps down, 20 Mbps up tier that was enabled by bandwidth that was reclaimed from going all digital.
Pricewise, RCN’s DOCSIS 3.0-based 330/20 tier will start at $64.99 a month for new subscribers, which includes a three-year price guarantee. RCN’s fastest service comes equipped with an Arris Touchstone Data Gateway modem and router that enables the faster speeds and increases the range of Wi-Fi in a home.