Queens Welcomes Back RCN
A decade ago, RCN began building its State-of-the-Art Fiber Optic Network with a modest budget and little fanfare. RCN was the first telecommunications company in NYC to offer a triple play package. In 1999, RCN set up shop on Queens Boulevard right next to the Borough Hall. In 2003, RCN moved to Manhattan following an office consolidation. The company continued to grow its robust fiber network throughout Queens, Manhattan and Brooklyn. When RCN’s Manhattan lease expired in 2009, it jumped at the chance to move back to Queens.
RCN relocated its offices from Manhattan to 22-15 43rd Avenue, Long Island City, NY. The newly renovated space is 15,700 square-feet. Construction began on the former Lion Match Company Factory building in February 2009, and it was recently awarded a “LEED Gold” certification from the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). RCN chose to pursue LEED Certification to encourage RCN employees to adopt environmentally friendly, and often cost-effective, initiatives both at work and in the communities they serve to improve the overall environment. The new office minimizes the use of electricity, gas, and water, which provides a reduction in long-term operating costs, in addition to sparing scarce resources.
Local government officials including, Queens Borough President Helen Marshall, were on hand at the ribbon cutting ceremony.
“We’re excited to return to Queens and be part of the revitalization effort making Long Island City a business destination and community center,” said RCN Vice President & General Manager-New York Tony Ontiveros. “This new office will allow us to better serve our customers and the community for years to come.”
Not much has changed for RCN; they are still the small neighborhood telecom provider competing against the other telecom “giants.” RCN strives to be involved in the communities they serve volunteering for, and sponsoring, numerous community events. “We’re happy to see RCN move their offices back to Queens,” said Robert Holden, president of the Juniper Park Civic Association. Holden said that unlike the cable giants, RCN has always supported local initiatives such as the Amercian Cancer Society’s Relay for Life in Juniper Park or sponsoring the Midville Dodgers Baseball teams.
RCN’s dedication to product development continues with exciting new products like TiVo Premiere. Customers love TiVo Premiere’s integration of digital TV and the Internet; it is way more than a DVR! It is your gateway to television, the Internet, movies and music. Imagine everything you love all wrapped into one easy-to-use device, featuring RCN On Demand and TiVo’s advanced programming and search abilities.
RCN continues to offer a robust lineup of more than 300 all-digital channels, including over 100 in high definition, as well as thousands of hours of free Video On Demand content that you can watch whenever you want.
Ongoing investment in RCN’s fiber-optic network enables them to offer amazingly fast Internet speeds-up to 60Mbps to residential and small business customers. RCN can also supply secure fiber optic network T1’s, Gigabit fiber circuits and Voice over IP (VOIP) services to medium and large businesses.
RCN is committed to providing the Queens communities it serves with quality products and technology along with exceptional customer service.
For more information about RCN call:
• Residential Service contact; Vincenzo Scaglione at
718.552.4243 or rcn.com
• Business Service contact; Ron Cristiano at 718.552.4212