RCN Corporation's Smart Cars to Lead New York's Village Halloween Parade

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RCN Corporation announced today that it will partner with Village Voice Media, http://www.villagevoice.com, and participate in New York's Village Halloween Parade.

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New Yorkers are unparalleled in their creativity

RCN Corporation announced today that it will partner with Village Voice Media, http://www.villagevoice.com, and participate in New York's Village Halloween Parade. RCN will help kick off the ghoulish festivities with two RCN-branded smart cars leading the parade and a vampire-themed float.

Now in its 36th year, the event will include thousands of costumed participants, hundreds of puppets as well as dozens of bands, dancers and artists in a Mardi Gras-like atmosphere. All those in costume are welcome to join the undead in the parade. This year's theme is Terra Incognita or unknown land.

Known as the nation's largest public Halloween celebration, more than two million people are expected to attend the event on October 31 from 7pm - 11pm on Sixth Avenue in Greenwich Village. For more info go to: http://www.halloween-nyc.com/

RCN Corporation (NASDAQ: RCNI) is a leading provider of all-digital and high definition video, high-speed internet, and premium voice services to residential and small-medium business customers, in Philadelphia, Lehigh Valley, PA, New York, Boston, Chicago and Washington, D.C., as well as high-capacity transport services to carrier and large enterprise customers.

"New Yorkers are unparalleled in their creativity," said Tony Ontiveros, RCN-New York's vice president & general manager. "RCN is thrilled to partner with Village Voice Media to help continue the tradition of this event, which is listed as one of the '100 Things to do Before You Die,' and share in the community's Halloween spirit."

About RCN Corporation
RCN Corporation (NASDAQ: RCNI), http://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)

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