Review by cchhat01
Good "$35/mo (-$3 if you have your own modem), 50 down/6 up, tech support is USELESS"
- Location: Elmhurst,Queens,NY
- Cost: $32 per month
- Install: about 2 days
Bad "price increases after 1 year, but you can cancel and have someone else in the household sign up"
Overall "They were a good service up until 2013, now speeds at night are about 10-20% of advertised speed"
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Been with RCN for a while now. We save on the monthly rental fee because we're stingy. We alternate the service every year when the price increases. The service is reliable (as in very few outages).
In my many years with them, I can say that they have had outages that I can count on the fingers on one hand. No problems during hurricane Sandy. The most I've seen them have problem with is a signal loss due to a fiber cut, for which I was credited my downtime.
We used to have the 25/2 service on a docsis 2 modem. This year we signed up for 50/6 on the docsis 3. Speeds go down during peak times 7pm-11:30pm (weekdays) to less than half of 50mbps (which is around 5-15mbps down). I've swapped out about 3 docsis 3 modems and they all exhibit the same slowdowns on RCN.
I would switch if FiOS played ball with a good deal (free dvr for life). I seriously hope they fix the speed problems.
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