Charter Communications is going all-digital.
Customers in Martin, Paris, McKenzie, Newbern and other surrounding areas are scheduled to have their subscriptions converted to an all-digital setup by Sept. 3, 2014.
Charter customers in these areas will now be able to access more than 200 high-definition channels over an all-digital network. As the year progresses, Charter will gradually convert to a 100 percent digital setup.
The new format will also enable customers to access 10,000 Video-On-Demand options, including 2,000 high-definition VOD options, from any television in their home.
“By removing outdated analog signals, we regain bandwidth in our network, enabling us to provide more HD channels and open the door to faster internet speeds and future innovation,” said Tom Rutledge, President and CEO of Charter Communications in a press release. “This upgrade speaks to the fact that Charter is providing our customers with the very best products at the very best values and we’ve invested more than $2 billion in our in our fiber-rich network to make that happen.”
In addition to the digital upgrade, Charter plans to increase internet speed to approximately twice its previous maximum for no additional charge. On average, download speed will increase from 30 millibytes per second to 60 mbps.
In an attempt to ease the transition process from analog to digital, Charter is offering its customers digital set-top boxes for each of their televisions. Customers may receive a digital set-top box at no additional cost for one, two or five years, depending on the customer’s program package.
Customers may have the boxes easily delivered to their homes by calling 1-888-438-2427. Customers may also obtain the boxes by going to their local Charter store in Martin at 1142 Highway 431 N.
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