RCN Corporation was originally called Residential Communications Network. The company started in business in 1993. The company is based in Princeton, New Jersey. The company is a cable TV provider and it also offers telephone and internet services over its network. It is the 8th largest cable internet provider in the United States.
Serving densely populated urban areas has the advantage of shortening the distance between the internet access point in the regional office of the company and many customers. The company uses a fiber-optic backbone to carry traffic between local exchanges and the data center. The short runs needed for that stretch means RNC saves a lot of money. The link from the local exchange to each customer’s home is run over coaxial cable. This type of cable is much cheaper than fiber-optics.
So, RCN is able to bring its prices down because its costs are low. However, the company also uses hidden extras and misleading prices to enable it to publish low headline prices while ultimately charging a lot more.