Spec­trum up­grad­ing its net­work to all-dig­i­tal

The Columbus Dispatch - - Front Page - By Tim Feran

Spec­trum TV has launched an up­grade for cus­tomers in the Colum­bus area that will con­vert its sys­tem to an alldig­i­tal net­work.

The up­grade to dig­i­tal will con­tinue through July, with dif­fer­ent ar­eas of Colum­bus up­grad­ing each week.

“By go­ing all-dig­i­tal in Colum­bus and re­mov­ing ana­log sig­nals, we free up ca­pac­ity in our net­work for faster in­ter­net speeds, more HD and On De­mand op­tions and pave a path for fu­ture in­no­va­tion," said Tom Rut­ledge, chair­man and CEO of Spec­trum owner Char­ter Com­mu­ni­ca­tions, in a state­ment.

Once the up­grade oc­curs, cus­tomers will no longer be able to plug their ca­ble di­rectly into their tele­vi­sions but will need dig­i­tal con­verter boxes. Spec­trum will no­tify cus­tomers of their spe­cific up­grade date and the need to have a dig­i­tal box for each of their tele­vi­sions.

One of the key el­e­ments of the dig­i­tal up­grade is that it means faster in­ter­net speeds, an im­por­tant fea­ture

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