RCN Boston Partners with Boston Harbor Now and Will Donate $ for Every New Customer Installation

August 21, 2019

(From left to right: Jodi Wolin, VP of Institutional Advancement and Jennifer Sciamanna RCN Boston Marketing Manager pictured with a stainless-steel reusable straw- Photo courtesy of RCN Boston)

(Boston, MA) – August 21 2019 –– RCN Boston, a leading provider of Internet, digital TV and phone services, has announced a partnership with Boston Harbor Now to support the nonprofit organization’s important role in the environmental and economic health in the region.  RCN will donate funds to Boston Harbor Now for every new customer installation.

Every year in late summer/early fall when college students return and apartments turnover, RCN Boston experiences significant activity with new customer installations.  This timeframe is called “fall rush” in the industry and RCN Boston wanted to give back to the community with a program that will make an impact, and they chose Boston Harbor Now. As part of RCN’s “fall rush” program, they will also be giving out free reusable metal straws to help protect the environment, and especially oceans, from harmful plastic waste. The straws will be given away at various RCN promotional events throughout “fall rush.”

“RCN Boston is committed to the communities we serve and our partnership with Boston Harbor Now underscores our dedication to supporting the environmental health and well-being of our great natural resource, Boston Harbor,” said Jeff Carlson, SVP and General Manager, RCN Boston. “RCN Boston is a champion of Boston Harbor and we are including our customers as part of the campaign to make a positive impact on this important organization, Boston Harbor Now.”

RCN Boston will donate $1 to Boston Harbor Now for every new customer installation through September 30th in RCN Boston’s 27 local communities.

Boston Harbor Now is committed to public access, climate resiliency and the harbor’s role in the economic and environmental health of the region.

“The partnership with RCN Boston is very important to us,” said Kathy Abbott, President and CEO of Boston Harbor Now. “As new people get connected to the internet, we can fund more connections to the Boston Harbor and Harbor Islands, the region’s largest public open spaces and critically important natural resources. This funding from RCN Boston will help us enhance equitable access to the Harbor and Islands and prepare the greater Boston region to weather the impacts of climate change.”

RCN Boston has special offers for new customers during Fall Rush with packages including high-speed Internet with up to 500 Mbps, digital TV, advanced Tivo with voice remote and modem for $49.99 per month. Customers may also include HBO and HBO Go for free for three months. For those customers who want high-speed internet only, RCN Boston is offering a package for $44.99 per month for up to 500 Mbps.

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About Boston Harbor Now

Boston Harbor Now is a non-profit civic organization with a bold mission: to ensure a vibrant and

sustainable future for Boston’s harbor, waterfront, and islands. Boston Harbor Now works with

public and private partners to expand access to open space and recreational, educational and

cultural opportunities harbor-wide, to plan for and build an integrated and expanded water

transportation system, and to foster economic development and growth that is resilient to

sea-level rise and the effects of climate change.


About RCN Boston

RCN in Boston serves the communities of Allston, Arlington, Boston, Brighton, Brookline, Burlington, Charlestown, Dedham, Dorchester, Everett, Framingham, Hyde Park, Lexington, Milton, Natick, Needham, Newton, Peabody, Revere, Roslindale, Somerville, Stoneham, Wakefield, Waltham, Watertown, West Roxbury and Woburn.


About RCN

RCN Telecom Services, LLC (www.rcn.com and www.rcn.com/business) provides industry-leading high-speed Internet, all-digital TV and phone services for residential, small/medium and Enterprise business customers. PC Magazine’s Readers’ Choice Award named RCN one of the winners for best ISPs in 2013, 2015, 2016 and 2017 – RCN was rated highest in overall satisfaction. RCN is YouTube HD Verified, earning the company the highest-ranking that Google offers. RCN is also a Netflix Open Connect partner, placing in the Top rankings on the Netflix USA ISP Speed Index in the markets RCN serves. RCN’s affordably priced advanced digital services are delivered through its proprietary, state-of-the-art fiber-rich network and supported by 100% U.S.-based customer service. RCN’s primary service areas include Boston, Chicago, Lehigh Valley (PA), New York City, Philadelphia (Delaware County) and Washington, DC.

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