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Wednesday, September 30, 2015
8:30 AM | Posted by Billy Ray | | Edit Post
If you purchase your internet service from Glasgow EPB, you should know that, by the end of 2015, we plan some really big equipment upgrades and those upgrades will open the door to even faster speeds for our service, and we hope to be able to provide those faster speeds at the same rate you are already paying.
If you purchase your cable television service from Glasgow EPB, there are also some big changes coming. These changes are necessary to make room on Glasgow’s broadband network for the more robust internet speeds we have planned. For some of you, the upcoming change will mean that an old friend or two in the house – I’m talking about any older televisions that do not have a digital tuner, may not work as it is after November 1. But we do have a solution or two that should make this transition easy.
We are about to convert all of our old analog television channels to a digital format. That means we can condense several channels into the space presently being used by one channel, and we can use all of that freed up space to allow the internet services to flourish. But, if you have a television without a set top box, and if that television is old enough that it has no digital tuner, then you are going to need a DTA box from us if you want to keep that television going. We are going to rent them for $3 per month, but you also might want to just upgrade to newer television technology and save yourself the extra $3 per month. That decision is totally up to you.
If you have any television that has a picture tube, then it almost certainly does not have a digital tuner. If you have an older flat screen television (think pre-2008) it probably doesn’t have a digital tuner either. Remember, this only matters if you presently run a cable directly to your set without using one of the EPB set-top boxes. If you have a box then none of this matters to you and everything will keep working fine.
Everyone has a full month to ponder this and decide how they want to proceed. We are running both our digital lineup and the old analog lineup together now, so you can start moving toward the DTA box or toward replacing your non-digital tuner set any time. But remember, after November 1 the analog channels will disappear as part of our work to upgrade the internet service, so make plans for your changes during October. As always, if you have any questions about this matter, please give us a call at 270-651-8341 or email Eddie Russell at email@example.com or Facebook message us through our page at https://www.facebook.com/glasgowepb