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Programming Disputes: RCN pays programmers (network or station owners) a fee per channel, per month, per customer. In recent years, broadcasters and network owners have become very aggressive, demanding increasingly larger payments for carriage of their “must see” network shows and their family of networks. Learn More »
Netflix: Netflix is now available on your TiVo. RCN offers faster Netflix connection speeds. Learn More »
More TV Apps: Tons of apps are available on your TiVo – Facebook, Twitter & more. Learn More »
YouTube HD Verified: RCN consistently delivers HD-quality video without buffering or interruptions. Learn More »
Chicago Phone, Cable and Internet Service
Welcome to RCN. We're Chicago's best source for High-speed Internet, Digital TV and Unlimited calling, all at a great price. more
Chicago Phone, Cable and Internet Service
Welcome to RCN. We're Chicago's best source for High-speed Internet, Digital TV and Unlimited calling, all at a great price. Plus RCN gives you exclusive access to TiVo Premiere, the most advanced DVR on the planet with thousands of your favorite movies and shows from our vast On Demand library.
We also answer 100% of your phone calls right here in the US, 24 hours a day, seven days a week with friendly customer service ready to help. From the technologies we offer to how we serve you, RCN is determined to be the Windy City's very best source for Digital TV, Internet and phone. We deliver fast, consistent Internet speeds, crystal clear HD signals and strong phone connections with popular features. And with a variety of bundle options to fit your needs exactly, there's never been a better time to be a part of RCN.
Chicago Internet Service - Get Information at Your Fingertips
Is Chicago really the windiest city? Was The Great Fire of 1871 really the fault of a clumsy bovine? What makes a Chicago hot dog so different? There's so much to know about this great city and the Internet is the place to go for the answers. Whether you are researching questions about the history of your hometown or looking for the best local eateries, the hours and admission for The Field House or what events are coming up at Millennium Park, you want a fast and reliable connection to the World Wide Web with RCN Chicago Internet service. Chicagoans are in luck because RCN delivers a powerful and secure broadband Internet connection that is high-tech, high-speed and low-cost with free 24/7 technical support. You'll be able to download music and movies quickly and access exclusive online entertainment. Did you miss your favorite band's latest performance at The Chicago Theatre or forget to record or DVR your favorite show? The next best thing is watching an uploaded video online. With RCN's advanced fiber-rich network and speeds up to 110 Mbps, you'll get a smooth, uninterrupted viewing experience.
Chicago Cable Service - Experience More in Home Entertainment
There is a wealth of options to choose from when it comes to RCN Chicago cable service, thanks to RCN's advanced fiber-rich network. Whether you want to watch local news to find out the latest weather forecast, tune into children's programming or a favorite network sitcom or view a new movie release, RCN all digital cable has got you covered. Order Signature Chicago Cable Service and get 218 digital channels or get 307 digital channels with Premiere Digital Cable. Invest in a HDTV and HD converter box and you'll experience up to 80 HD channels with theater-quality picture clarity and sound. Even more high definition channels are available to viewers with the HD Expanded Pack.
Our lives are busy with work and family and there's always something fun going on in Chicago from concerts at Vic Theatre to Cubs games at Wrigley Field. You might not have time to watch your favorite shows when they air and this is why we recommend our TiVo® Premiere service. So much more than DVR, it's a digital TV box, a movie box, a web box, and a music box. It supports HD and SD programming, allows you to record up to 45 hours of high definition programs and gives viewers access to RCN Video On Demand. With RCN Chicago cable service, you can record two shows at once while watching a previously recorded show, control live or recorded TV with pause, rewind (3 speeds), fast-forward (3 speeds), slow-mo and instant replay, and schedule recordings online or with your mobile phone. Please note that RCN Chicago High-Speed Internet service is required.
Chicagoland movie lovers are sure to appreciate our huge selection of premium movie channels, including a vast selection of high definition programming and Video On Demand content. From box office hits to award-winning original series and quality family entertainment, we've got something for everyone. Best of all, subscribers can purchase any of our movie channels individually, allowing you to custom tailor your viewing experience. HBO, Showtime, Starz and Cinemax each offer a dozen or more channels and endless entertainment. With Video On Demand, a whole other world of options becomes available to viewers. Ordering newly-released movies, many in HD and available the same day at the DVD release, is a breeze. With just a few clicks of your remote, you'll be able to instantly access thousands of movies, kid's shows, live music performances, and some 3D Video On Demand movies too! Once ordered, you can pause, rewind and fast-forward just like you would a DVD and you'll have unlimited access for 24 to 48 hours. Subscribers can customize their viewing experience even further with Video On Demand packages such as WWE Classics On Demand, The Jewish Channel, Bollywood Hits On Demand, and more.
Often our television sets can be a window to the world outside of Chicago. Our Global Passport offers viewers up to 80 international channels because RCN believes that with today's technology, the TV channels and shows you watch in one country should be available in any country. We broadcast programming from more than 24 countries and 14 languages such as French, Arabic, Vietnamese, Spanish, Russian, Filipino and more. RCN is dedicated to adding even more worldwide destinations to our Global Passport so that viewers can travel the world from the comfort of home.
We love our sports in this city and know our customers want to be able to keep current with whatever is in season. Viewers can follow the action year-round with RCN Playbook which brings you all your favorite cable sports packages. Can't make it to the Chicago Bears game in person? Check it out on NFL RedZone ®. Cubs baseball fans won't miss a minute of the action with MLB Extra Innings®. RCN also offers FOX Soccer Plus, MLS Direct Kick ™, NBA League Pass®, ESPN Full Court, ESPN Game Plan and NHL ® Center Ice ®.
Finally, RCN also offers viewers another way to access the entertainment they've been looking for with Pay Per View. It's as simple as clicking the PPV button on the remote and browsing the "Events" folder or logging into your Customer Center account online. Within moments you'll be able to watch boxing, wrestling, adult programming, concerts, comedy specials and more!
Reliable Chicago Phone Service
Whether you are calling within Chicago from Logan Square to Hyde Park or from Chicago's Wicker Park to Atlanta, Georgia, customers want the same low-cost, reliable service and with RCN's unlimited phone plans, you can make as many local or long-distance calls as you want and not sacrifice stellar service and crystal clear connections. Choose between unlimited local calling in and around the local area or unlimited nationwide calling. With the latter, your phone is free to travel with unlimited nationwide calling using our always-on network. Call anywhere in the United States (including Alaska, Hawaii and Puerto Rico), the U.S. Virgin Islands and Canada with no per-minute charges or calling restrictions. There are over 18 calling features to choose from including three-way calling, call forwarding, voicemail, caller ID block and anonymous call rejection. Your Chicago home phone service package includes five free calling features and extra features can be added with little additional cost. Does Grandma live in Guatemala? Is your best friend in Borneo? Need to call a client in Corsica? RCN knows that your world is bigger than Chicago and cell phones can't call Cameroon. This is why we offer International Calling allowing you to call 200+ countries with our low international rates. If you have loved ones in Latin America you may want to check out MiTeléfono, our budget-friendly international calling plan. Don't want to pay per minute? Get Global Saver with 250 or 500 monthly anytime minutes good for calling 68 countries. Sign up for RCN Chicago home phone service today!
Affordable Bundles and Deals
People in the Chicagoland area looking to save money, time and energy should take a look at RCN's bundles. Why would you pay one company for Cable TV, another for High-Speed Broadband Internet and another for home phone? With an RCN bundle, you get exactly what you need and keep more money in your pocket. Use the savings and take your loved one for a night out on Chi-Town! We have a wide range of options. With each of our bundles there is no contract required and we offer a 3 year price assurance.