RCN Boston Partners with iHeartMedia Boston to Honor Community Heroes

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RCN Boston and iHeartMedia Boston will honor local community heroes who go above and beyond helping others during the coronavirus crisis as they will give 10 Heroes each $250 and another four will receive free RCN service for 6 months.

RCN Boston, an award-winning and leading provider of fiber and broadband services, today announced a partnership with iHeartMedia Boston to honor local community heroes of the coronavirus pandemic. The partnership was developed to show appreciation during these uncertain times to the people who are working tirelessly to keep the community safe and comfortable. These heroes include medical professionals, first responders, delivery service workers, cleaning staff, cooks, teachers, stock clerks and others.

“We are all in this together,” said Jeff Carlson, VP and General Manager of RCN Boston. “Highlighting these heroes in the communities in which we live and work is our way of showing our support and appreciation.”

iHeartMedia Boston Region President, Alan Chartrand adds, “There are so many selfless people doing amazing things to help their neighbors. Our hope is to spotlight as many of them as possible. We’re thankful that RCN has partnered with iHeartMedia Boston to honor our Community Heroes.”

RCN and iHeartMedia Boston are asking for nominations of individuals or organizations who are going above and beyond during these unprecedented times. Nominations will be accepted through Friday, April 24.

Ten heroes will be selected to receive a $250 gift card to continue their amazing work for which they are being recognized. The 10 heroes will also be acknowledged on-air on iHeartMedia Boston’s eight radio stations and will be highlighted on social media platforms of iHeartMedia Boston and RCN Boston. In addition, four winners who are located in the RCN Boston service area will be gifted with a six months free Internet, Digital TV and Phone package and accompanying equipment of their choice with a value of up to $300 per month.

To nominate a community hero, visit https://kiss108.iheart.com/contests/help-us-honor-our-community-heroes-816880/.

About RCN Boston http://www.rcn.com/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 (http://www.rcn.com and http://www.rcn.com/business) provides industry-leading high-speed internet, digital TV and phone services for residential, small/medium and Enterprise business customers. As a five-time recognized provider, RCN has been acknowledged in multiple residential and business categories in PCMag's Readers' Choice Awards in the years 2013, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2019. 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.

About RCN, Grande Communications and Wave Broadband
RCN Telecom Services, LLC (http://www.rcn.com) Grande Communications (http://www.mygrande.com) and Wave Broadband (http://www.wavebroadband.com) form the sixth largest US cable operator and provide industry-leading high-speed internet, broadband communications solutions, digital TV, phone services and fiber optic solutions for residential and business customers across the United States. Together, RCN, Grande and Wave serves areas of Massachusetts, Chicago, Pennsylvania, New York City, and Washington, DC. (RCN); Texas (Grande Communications) and Washington, Oregon and California (Wave Broadband).

About iHeartMedia Boston
iHeartMedia Boston owns and operates WXKS-FM, WJMN-FM, WZLX-FM, WBWL-FM, WKAF-FM, WBZ-AM, WRKO-AM, WXKS-AM and is part of iHeartMedia. iHeartMedia (NASDAQ: IHRT) is the number one audio company in the United States, reaching nine out of 10 Americans every month – and with its quarter of a billion monthly listeners, has a greater reach than any other media company in the U.S. The company’s leadership position in audio extends across multiple platforms, including more than 850 live broadcast stations in over 150 markets; digital radio via its iHeartRadio digital service available across more than 250 platforms and 2,000 devices; through its on-air influencers; social; branded iconic live music events; and podcasts as the #1 commercial podcast publisher. iHeartMedia also leads the audio industry in analytics, targeting and attribution for its marketing partners with its SmartAudio product, using data from its massive consumer base. Visit iHeartMedia.com for more company information.

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