I am no longer maintaining this page since you can get that information from RCN's "special offers" page. But I'll leave the information here, with its outdated information, in case anybody finds it useful.
RCN seems not to like to put prices on their web site (though you can get some price information from their special offers page) so I put this page together and update it as I get new information. Some prices are more up-to-date than others. Look for [square brackets] to to see when I last updated the price. Of course I can't be sure I have the most up-to-date prices, or even that I got everything right, so please check with RCN for the actual prices. Also watch out for special offers (which I will not attempt to keep up with).
These prices are for Lexington, MA but I guess they are the same throughout Massachusetts.
All prices are per month, except as noted.
These prices do not include taxes and fees, which amount to about $20 with my Platinum service. Presumably they'd be somewhat less with the other plans.
Digital vs analog TV seems to complicate matters. Digital TV supposedly gives you more channels and better quality than analog. New cable TV customers seem to have no choice but to get (and pay for) digital TV.
|Plan||Analog TV||Digital Upgrade||Includes|
|Silver||$95||$11.95||Phone and TV|
|Bronze||$88||n.a.||Cable modem and phone|
|Mercury||$99||?||Cable modem and TV|
|Gold||$145||?||Cable modem (MegaModem Mach 5), phone, TV|
|Platinum||$180||?||Cable modem (MegaModem Mach 5), 2 phone lines, 2 TVs|
|Power CPI Plus||$162||CATV, phone, Internet|
|Power CPI||$145||CATV, phone, Internet|
|Power CP||$90-$100||CATV, phone|
|Power PI||$92||phone, Internet|
|Power CI||$101||CATV, Internet|
|Essentials/CPI||$94||CATV, phone, Internet|
|Essentials/International||?||CATV, phone w/ international calling plan|
|$54.95||cable modem Internet (w/cable modem rental) at MegaModem Mach 3 speed (3 Mb/s down, 800 kb/s up) [price as of 2003-01-26]|
|?||ValueModem (256 kb/s down, 128 kb/s up)|
|$5.00||discount for customer-supplied cable modem [as of 2003-01-26]|
|$49.95||one-time "truck roll" charge for existing customers to replace rented cable modem with customer's modem [as of 2002-12-09] but many customers have installed their own without being charged|
|$25||MegaModem Mach 5 (5 Mb/s download cap) [price as of 2002-12-09]|
|$10||MegaModem Mach 5 (for Bronze, Mercury, Essentials customers) [as of 2003-02-27]|
|free||MegaModem Mach 5 (for Gold, Platinum customers) [as of 2003-02-27]|
|$20||unlimited long distance [as of 2004-02-03]|
|$19.95||static IP address [as of 2003-02-27]|
|$19.99||"ultra feature pak deluxe" for phone line|
|$3.95||analog cable box rental [as of 2003-04-01]|
|$4.95||digital cable box rental [as of 2003-04-01]|
|$6.95||"additional" digital cable box rental [as of 2003-04-01]|
|$6.35||Caller ID (name & number) [2003-04-01]|
|$8.00||feature package (call waiting, caller ID, call waiting id) [2003-04-01]|
|Zone 1 local||Arlington, Belmont, Billerica, Burlington, Concord, Lexington, Lincoln, Waltham, Winchester, Woburn|
|Zone 1 other||Brighton, Medford, Newton, Somerville, Stoneham, Watertown|
|Zone 2||Boston Central, Brookline, Cambridge, Charlestown, Chelsea, Dedham, Dorchester, East Boston, Everett, Jamaica Plain, Lynn, Malden, Melrose, Milton, Needham, Newton, Revere, Roxbury, Somerville, South Boston,Wakefield, Wellesley, Winthrop|
|plan||à la carte price||Zone 1|
|Preferred||$32.94||unlimited||unlimited||unlimited||Intra-LATA: 1 hr free, then $.046/min|
|Ultra||$43.60||unlimited||unlimited||unlimited||617, 508, 781 and 978|
area codes: unlimited
Last modified: 2004-02-03High Speed Internet Access in Lexington