RCN Metro Optical Networks’ President, Felipe Alvarez to Participate in Panel at Metro Connect 2010

HERNDON, Va., – January 26, 2010 – RCN Metro Optical Networks, a division of RCN Corporation (NASDAQ: RCNI) and a premier provider of fiber optic-based network solutions, announced that its President, Felipe Alvarez, will participate in a panel discussion at Metro Connect USA 2010. The session, “Ethernet: What will be the Next Level of Product Delivery?”, will occur on Tuesday, January 26, from 3:40pm to 4:40pm at The Ritz-Carlton Coconut Grove, Miami, FL.

Alvarez and other industry experts will discuss a range of topics, including:

* Which verticals are asking for more stringent SLAs and how are they being delivered
* What is driving the demand for higher bandwidth and for which applications
* What are the most critical steps for global interconnect and which models will be successful

For more information or to set up an appointment with an RCN Metro executive at Metro Connect USA 2010, please call (888) 955-6877.
About RCN Metro Optical Networks

RCN Metro, http://www.rcnmetro.com, is a premier provider of high-capacity transport services for carriers as well as large and medium-sized businesses. RCN Metro offers a comprehensive suite of services including: Ethernet, SONET, Wavelength, Video Transport, Internet and more. With a network leveraging unique rights-of-way, spanning from Maine to Virginia and out to Chicago, RCN Metro deploys custom solutions to service providers as well as companies in the finance, hospitality, media, government, health care and education industries. RCN Metro is a wholly owned division of RCN Corporation.

About RCN Corporation

RCN Corporation (NASDAQ: RCNI), www.rcn.com, is a competitive broadband services provider delivering all-digital and high definition video, high-speed internet and premium voice services to residential and small-medium business customers under the brand names of RCN and RCN Business Services, respectively. In addition, through its RCN Metro Optical Networks business unit, RCN delivers fiber-based high-capacity data transport services to large commercial customers, primarily large enterprises and carriers, targeting the metropolitan central business districts in the company’s geographic markets. RCN’s primary service areas include Washington, D.C., Philadelphia, Lehigh Valley (PA), New York City, Boston and Chicago. (RCNI-G)