RCN Speeds Up Dial-Up

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Following announcements by several MSOs last week about increasing the speeds of their cable-modem services, RCN Corp. launched its "Dial-Up Accelerator" service Monday.

The Dial-Up Accelerator -- which will enable RCN’s dial-up subscribers to surf the Web and send and receive electronic mail up to five times faster than traditional dial-up speeds -- will be provided free-of-charge.

A proprietary technology licensed from SlipStream Data Inc. is driving the increased speed.

Customers can download the new software from RCN’s dial-up Web site (www.rcndialup.com
).

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