Kettler Capitals Iceplex Agrees To Partnership With RCN Corporation

Kettler Capitals Iceplex, official training center of the Washington Capitals, has
signed a two-year partnership with RCN Corporation, a leading provider of
video, data and voice services to residential and business customers, to
provide cable services for the team’s new headquarters in Arlington, Va. RCN is
one of the first official sponsors of the recently opened $43.7 million
Iceplex.

Home of the Washington Capitals’ front offices, team practice rink and training
facilities, Kettler Capitals Iceplex is an indoor ice-skating complex that
features two NHL regulation-sized rinks with seating for 1,200 and building
occupancy of 2,100. Combined, the two rinks offer the public 12,000 hours of
ice time annually. In addition to the Capitals, other user groups include
Washington Jr. Capitals, Washington Jr. Nationals, Washington Little Capitals
and Georgetown University, as well as local adult, college, high school and youth hockey teams.

“Kettler Capitals Iceplex is a state-of-the-art facility that deserves only the best in
technology,” said Washington Capitals Chairman and Majority Owner Ted
Leonsis. “RCN adds cable services and a level of sponsorship that will add
to the quality of the building for the community, players, coaches, fans and
staff. We are excited to have RCN onboard as a new partner and look forward to
the services and technology that they add to our facility.”

As part of the deal, RCN will become the exclusive Official Cable Provider to the Kettler
Capitals Iceplex, which includes a range of on-site branding opportunities
including website, TVs, dasherboards, ice-resurfacing machine and in-ice
recognition.

“We
are proud to have been the first to offer the triple play of video, high-speed
data and voice, so we are very excited to now bring a viable, competitive
choice to businesses in Arlington County,” said RCN President and CEO
Peter Aquino. “The Kettler Capitals Iceplex is a very remarkable facility,
and we look forward to meeting its cable needs and to the marketing
opportunities that this deal provides for us.”

According
to RCN Senior Vice President, Strategic & External Affairs Richard Ramlall,
the company’s growing affiliation with local sports teams reflects its determination
to have a positive presence in the community.

“Our
company was formerly known as Starpower in the

Washington,
D.C.
metropolitan area. With this new partnership, RCN’s star power continues to
grow,” Ramlall said. “In addition to the Kettler Capitals Iceplex,
our partnerships allow us to showcase RCN at D.C. United soccer games,
Georgetown basketball games and at more than 140

Patriot
Center concerts, community events and
George Mason basketball games.”

Under the
terms of the agreement, RCN will provide cable video services for the Kettler
Capitals Iceplex. This contract is the first since RCN created a new business
unit to focus solely on serving small to medium-sized businesses.

“Our
focus is on taking the time to understand the communications needs of each
small business we serve. We do that with knowledgeable sales people and
experienced customer care teams who are armed with service selections that make
sense,” said RCN Small Business Vice President John Baker. “In
addition to a variety of phone rate plans for example, we offer data speeds up
to 20Mbps, while DSL taps out at only 7Mbps and Comcast at 8Mbps.”

Baker
explained that RCN’s focus is good news for small and medium-sized businesses
looking for vendor choice. “We realize that choosing the right provider
for phone, Internet and cable TV is critical for small business and we take
pride in delivering the services and support our customers can rely on.”

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