RCN Gets Pa. Franchise


RCN picked up another cable franchise in the Lehigh Valley County borough of Emmaus, Pa.

The provider of triple-play digital-cable, high-speed-Internet and phone services will now be able to target more than 5,000 homes in Emmaus. RCN said it expects to launch service there in early 2007.

“RCN views the Lehigh Valley area as an important region for our expansion,” senior vice president of external and strategic affairs Richard Ramlall said in a prepared statement. “We're also nearing completion of a franchise agreement with Macungie that will further increase our Lehigh Valley reach.”