PETER D. AQUINO - CHIEF EXECUTIVE, RCN CORP. | ON THE HOT SEAT
March 20, 2005
Peter D. Aquino took over in late December as chief executive of telecommunications upstart RCN Corp., which provides cable television, Internet, and phone service in parts of the Boston region and six other US metropolitan areas. RCN had just emerged from a $2 billion, eight-month bankruptcy reorganization, and within days giant Verizon Communications Inc. -- taking dead aim at RCN and Comcast Corp. -- unveiled plans to build a powerful new fiber-optic network that can deliver cable TV in the Boston area. Aquino, 43, a former Bell Atlantic executive and broadband entrepreneur in Venezuela, spoke with Globe reporter Peter J. Howe.