RCN Metro Optical Networks provides Ethernet Service to Pacific Northwest Net

HERNDON, Va., February 8, 2010 – RCN Metro Optical Networks, a division of RCN Corporation (NASDAQ: RCNI) and a premier provider of fiber optic-based network solutions, announced today that it has been selected by Pacific Northwest Net, a transport provider of broadcast quality video and audio circuits, to provide Ethernet service in the Northeast corridor. RCN Metro will provide Pacific Northwest Net with multiple circuits between Boston and New York.

Pacific Northwest Net, Inc is a Mill Creek, Washington Corporation founded in 1996 as an ISP serving primarily the broadcast media industry. In 2003 the company migrated from the ISP services to the transport of broadcast video, audio and data to the product line serving the Northwest Region of the US. Today the company has grown internationally with services being provided to a prestigious group of organizations in the broadcasting, DSS/DTH satellite, cable and corporate world.

“At Pacific Northwest Net, we’re increasingly adding projects in the Northeast corridor and wanted to add greater provider diversity to our network. From our extensive research, RCN Metro emerged as the superior alternative – far outpacing the competition on service, quality, and culture,” said Trudy Holland, President, Pacific Northwest Net. “The knowledge and experience at RCN Metro heavily influenced our selection process. From the outset, they demonstrated an understanding of our business and tailored a flexible solution that aligned with our unique needs.”

RCN Metro’s Ethernet Service combines the reliability and ubiquity of Ethernet with next-generation metro area transport technology. The result is a service that delivers an efficient, fully restorable, easily managed network. Offering dedicated point-to-point, switched point-to-multipoint and multipoint-to-multipoint Layer 2 service over dedicated access bandwidth. RCN Metro’s Ethernet Service enables the extension of LAN infrastructure for WAN connectivity as well as point-to-point private line services.

“Today’s businesses are looking for a network provider capable of acting as a partner. Businesses benefit from tailored solutions designed by a service provider who is intimately aware of their unique business needs and has the expertise to design a solution that addresses these needs–not from a one-size-fits-all perspective. At RCN Metro, we’re committed to being that provider who goes the extra mile,” said Felipe Alvarez, President, RCN Metro.

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)

About Pacific Northwest Net

Pacific Northwest Net, Inc., www.pnwnet.net, is a Mill Creek, Washington Corporation founded in 1996 as an ISP serving primarily the broadcast media industry. In 2003 the company added the transport of broadcast video, audio & data to the product line serving the Northwest Region of the US. The combined efforts now have grown internationally with services being provided to a prestigious group of organizations in the Broadcasting, DSS/DTH satellite, cable and corporate world. In the months and years to come, Pacific Northwest Net Inc. will continue to grow its presence in the US, Canada, Europe & Asia.