Weather helps speed cable upgrade
The mild December hasn't hurt Tonganoxie's cable installation.
Other services, though, are taking a little more time.
Sunflower Broadband, which is based in Lawrence, continues its process of bringing a 66-channel lineup to Tonganoxie.
The northwest area of Tonganoxie is complete and Sunflower Broadband is working in Area 2, which covers southwest Tonganoxie.
High-speed Internet and Digital Cable, however, are taking more time.
Keith Dick, direct marketing representative for Sunflower Broadband, said those services have a tentative release date of Feb. 1.
"Our digital and Internet service is still in a test mode," Dick said.
Even though the demand has been high for Internet service, the cable services are running on schedule because of the mild weather.
"I hope the weather treats us well," Dick said.
When Tonganoxie residents do get service, there will be a change in the television lineup. Channel 50, which is Fox Sports Midwest, will be discontinued Jan. 18. Sunflower Broadband cited higher costs from the sports network as the reason for termination.
Another network will be chosen to replace Fox Sports Midwest. The 66-channel package replaces the present 39-channel lineup for the same price of $31.95.
Information on Sunflower Broadband services and a channel lineup can be obtained at The Mirror office, 520 E. Fourth St.
Sunflower Broadband is owned by the World Company, which also owns The Mirror newspaper in Tonganoxie.