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Company Involvement

As a company, we strive to make a difference in the communities where we provide service.

RCN continues to bring competition, better prices, premier programming, high-value bundles, superior services (including one of the fastest Internet connections in the market), and quality customer care to residents in our service areas. As a competitor to the telecom and cable giants, we feel it is also important to champion and support the local communities we serve. Our goal is to be viewed by our customers as their hometown service provider – a company that cares.

We care about our customers, our employees, our investors, and we seek to be an outstanding corporate citizen in the communities where we live and provide service. This corporate citizenship is evident in our charitable giving, as well as in the local sponsorships we’ve created as part of our community relations/ commercial partnership efforts.

Charitable Giving

One way that RCN fulfills its commitment to corporate citizenship is through corporate philanthropy, supporting a broad range of nonprofit organizations and their initiatives. These include arts and culture, health and human services, education, environmental and civic—and help enhance the quality of life of individuals living in our Boston, Chicago, Eastern Pennsylvania, New York and Washington, D.C. markets.

To support as many worthy programs and organizations as possible, RCN typically partners with broad-based charities such as the United Way. In many cases, we are able to promote the goals of these organizations through in-kind cable TV advertising space donations that reach our expansive subscriber base. In addition, our market teams support the local chapters of a number of charities through monetary and in-kind donations.

The 1in5 Initiative

RCN fully supports this important initiative, whose goal of is to drive greater public awareness of dyslexia, which impacts 1 in 5 students—and to empower those kids and parents to act and feel supported in a dynamic online destination where people can find resources, share their stories, and become part of a growing community of support.

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United Way of America

RCN Telecom Services, LLC renewed its commitment to the United Way in 2009, giving $3 Million of donated cable television time. It’s also continuing an annual company-wide employee-giving campaign with corporate matching contributions.

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Alzheimer’s Association

In 2009, RCN donated more than $210,000 in cable television time to the Alzheimer's Association, National Capital Area Chapter. The company also partnered with the Chapter on community events including its National Memory Walk in Washington, D.C.

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American Diabetes Association

The American Diabetes Association received $25,000 in donated cable television time from RCN in 2009 to promote the Tour de Cure fundraising cycling event and the Step Out: Walk to Fight Diabetes fundraising event.

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Contribution Guidelines

RCN has established a set of charitable giving guidelines to assist 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations seeking cash or in-kind donations.

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RCN also encourages its employees to take part in the communities in which they work and live by volunteering their time and talents to local chapters of their favorite charity or organizations bettering their neighborhoods or improving the lives of others.


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