RCN Announces Several New Agreements

RCN Corporation today announced that its commercial group, RCN Business,
has signed several agreements with customers as it continues to expand its
revenue base. “RCN Business continues to bring in new customers onto the
MegaBand(R) Network,” said Kevin McGann, Vice President, RCN Business. “We
provide services to a variety of businesses that leverage our extensive
fiber backbone.”
While predominantly focused on the residential market, RCN`s state-of-the-
art MegaBand(R) network provides business customers with reliable service
while also delivering great value. RCN offers services such as voice,
video, data, business cable, Internet access, transport, web hosting, and
collocation to a growing list of business customers, including
universities, hospitals, and the financial and legal communities.

The Ritz-Carlton and Four Seasons Hotels
RCN Business will provide a 30 Mbps transport circuit between the two
hotels, as well as a 3 Mbps Ethernet connection from each Chicago hotel to
the Internet. The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company has hotels and resorts in
North America, Europe, the Caribbean, South America, Asia, Africa, Mexico,
and the Middle East. As the world`s leading operator of luxury hotels and
resorts, Four Seasons currently manages 58 properties in 27 countries,
primarily under the Four Seasons and Regent brands.

Columbia University
RCN announced an extension of the Columbia University dark fiber backbone
ring it constructed for the University in 2001. The ring connects multiple
university locations, including Columbia`s Technology Center.

FiberNet Telecom Group
RCN will deliver network access that will allow FiberNet Telecom Group,
Inc. to meet the demands for network capacity in the Northeast. FiberNet
deploys, owns and operates fiber-optic networks designed to provide
comprehensive broadband connectivity to other telecommunications service
providers for their data, voice and video transmissions.

Partners Healthcare
RCN will lease dark fiber to Partners Healthcare, in which a portion of
RCN`s high capacity fiber-optic network will be utilized to implement a
Wide Area Network (WAN) connecting the system`s two main hospitals and
data center.


Catholic University
RCN announced a contract to provide the Washington, D.C. university with a
100 Mbps ethernet circuit, which will be used to expand their research
capabilities by providing high-speed access to over 200 United States
colleges and universities over the Internet2 Abilene network. Connection
to the Abilene network is made through the Mid-Atlantic Crossroads (MAX),
and aggregates 26 institutions and all of NetWork Virginia, delivering
their Internet traffic over a 2.4-Gigabit-per-second connection. This
connection will also provide Catholic University with high-speed access to
worldwide networks through Internet2 peering agreements.

RCN also recently signed a multi-year deal with a large pharmaceutical
company, as the commercial team continues to build on 2003`s strong

RCN Corporation is the nation`s first and largest facilities-based
competitive provider of bundled phone, cable and high-speed Internet
services delivered over its own fiber-optic local network to consumers in
the most densely populated markets in the U.S. RCN Business provides
carriers and enterprises with high capacity bandwidth to meet a variety of
communications needs. RCN Business provides service in the Boston, New
York, Philadelphia/Lehigh Valley, Chicago, San Francisco, and Washington
D.C. metropolitan markets. http://www.rcn.com/business.