Archive for Wednesday, January 30, 2002

Cable TV upgrade on track

January 30, 2002

Sunflower Broadband continues to convert Tonganoxie to its new cable system.

And the project is on schedule, according to Keith Dick, Sunflower marketing representative.

High-speed Internet and digital cable have been approved for the start of installation on Monday.

"The progress is great," Dick said. "We should have our system pretty much in place at the end of the month as per schedule."

Dick reminded subscribers to premium channels and other extras that cable boxes are required to obtain those services.

Previous to the system upgrade, the boxes were not necessary, regardless of what packages subscribers received.

But now, subscribers to premium channels, pay-per-view or digital cable, or those subscribers who have older VCRs that aren't cable-ready must use the boxes. A television that isn't cable-ready doesn't require a box if the VCR is cable-ready.

If a subscriber has, for example, three televisions, a box is necessary only for the TV or TVs on which they want to watch premium channels or other extras.

Subscribers to Sunflower Broadband's basic cable package only need a television.

"There's always going to be confusion with a new system," Dick said. "One woman asked for a cable box and didn't really need one."

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