Home Telecom begins transition to digital

  • Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Home Telecom began transitioning to an all-digital delivery method for cable television services on March 1. 
According to a release from the company, at the completion of this transition, a digital device will be required on every TV in order to receive Home Telecom Cable television.  Digital cable refers to the technology used to transfer signals over the Home Telecom network.  The goal is to have the cable TV system 100 percent digital by year’s end. 
“In the space needed to deliver one analog channel, Home Telecom can deliver ten digital channels,” said Will Helmly, President and Chief Operating Officer.  “The company plans to use the newly available space freed up by converting the channels to digital signals to add additional high-definition channels and increase highly requested premium Video on Demand content. 
“This much-needed broadband will allow for additional projects in the future as well.”
To continue receiving the digital channels, customers will need a digital adapter or digital cable box for every TV that they wish to have cable. Before this transition, customers have been able to tune into Home Telecom’s basic cable channels by just plugging a cable wire into the back of their televisions.
The move will affect Limited Basic and Basic service customers that don't have a digital cable box. It will also affect customers who subscribe to Home Telecom’s more extensive TV offerings.  Essential and Premium tier customers who previously tuned into basic cable channels on extra televisions without the requirement of a cable box, will need a digital device to continue receiving cable on those televisions.
Once installed, the new digital device will immediately give Limited Basic and Basic service subscribers four additional channels, MeTV, Bounce TV, TCN and Live 5, plus offer better picture and sound quality. 
Customers can stop by any Home Telecom Business office to pick up their digital cable boxes and/or adapters Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Installation is quick and easy and instructions will be provided. Customers can also request a box by calling the company at (888) 746-4482, or by visiting www.HomeDigitalDifference.com

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