Where is RCN available?
RCN internet and TV service is available in these areas:
- Boston, Massachusetts
- Chicago, Illinois
- Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania
- New York City (Brooklyn, Manhattan, and Queens)
- Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
- Washington, DC
But to be absolutely sure that you live in an RCN service area, enter your zip code below.
Which is better, Comcast or RCN?
For the speeds it offers, RCN is a much better internet provider than Xfinity, a.k.a. Comcast. To put it into perspective: RCN’s 1 Gbps Internet cable plan gives you 940 Mbps for $49.99–$59.99 a month (depending on your location). Xfinity’s Gigabit plan, on the other hand, is $79.99 per month for 1,000 Mbps.
Is RCN better than Verizon?
In terms of value, RCN is better. For context, RCN’s Signature TV + 1 Gbps has cable speeds up to 940 Mbps and 275–297+ channels for $79.99–$109.99 per month (prices vary by location), while Verizon’s 400 Mbps Internet + Your Fios TV ($109.99 a month) has a 400 Mbps fiber-optic connection and only 125+ channels.
Fiber connections are faster and more reliable than cable, and fiber also has symmetrical download and upload speeds. On that, Verizon wins.
But if you don’t care as much about upload speeds, RCN’s internet download speeds are the same as Verizon. And you’ll get more than double the TV channels for the same, or possibly better, price.
Is RCN any good?
RCN is good—great, actually. It has cable connections from 10–940 Mbps, no contracts, no data caps, and prices that are hard for juggernauts like Verizon and Xfinity to beat.
Why is my RCN internet so slow?
Several reasons could explain why your internet connection is slow:
- Do you and your family do a lot of streaming and gaming? You might need to upgrade to a faster plan to accommodate internet usage in your household
- How old is your modem, router, or modem-router combo? Perhaps it’s time to upgrade.
- What’s going on in the world? A general surge in internet traffic can slow down everyone’s cable connections.
- What’s going on around you? RCN could be experiencing a service outage due to weather or some fool crashing his car into a utility pole near your house.
These are the most common culprits, but there could be others. To troubleshoot your connection, contact RCN tech support at 1-866-832-4726. Or chat with an RCN representative.