Princeton, N.J. -- RCN Corp. said last week that it
obtained local approval to build a telecommunications network in Bayonne, N.J.
RCN -- which offers video, voice and data services to
consumers -- is expanding within the New York metropolitan area. It serves about 40,000
customers in Manhattan, and it has obtained franchise approvals in Hoboken, Jersey City
and Fairview, N.J.
RCN's licenses give it permission to pass 145,000
homes in the Garden State.