RCN Offers Free Calls To Japan

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Company Also Opens TV Japan Signal for Free Live Coverage

RCN announced today that it is offering its phone customers free calls to Japan and Japan Mobile in the wake of the natural disasters which occurred last week in that country. The free calling is in effect immediately through Sunday, April 3, 2011.

Customers who subscribe to RCN phone service with international calling capability can place free-of-charge calls to Japan and Japan Mobile. The calls must be placed from the customer’s home telephone connected to RCN. The company stressed that those who attempt to make phone calls to Japan should remember that not all calls may be completed, given the extensive damage to the communications infrastructure caused by the earthquakes and tsunami.

Additionally, RCN has opened up the signal for TV Japan, a leading in-language television network carried by the company. Currently TV Japan is airing NHK International Broadcasting’s coverage of the disaster directly from Japan. Through March 31, 2011, all RCN customers are able to access the TV Japan network on channel 504 (channel 911 in Lehigh Valley, PA).

“Our thoughts go out to the people of Japan,” stated Jim Holanda, RCN CEO. “To waive phone charges is just a small way that we can assist our customers in their need to contact loved ones and friends in Japan.”

RCN Telecom Services, LLC (http://www.rcn.com) is a competitive broadband services provider delivering all-digital and high-definition video, high-speed internet and premium phone services to residential and small-medium business customers. RCN's primary service areas include Washington, D.C., Philadelphia, Lehigh Valley (PA), New York City, Boston and Chicago.

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