Analog Goes Away For Mediacom Customers in Dubuque Area

By Lauren DeWitt, Reporter

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DUBUQUE, Iowa – - Mediacom customers in the Dubuque area will no longer have analog television starting in August. Areas effected with this transition include; Dubuque, Galena, East Dubuque, Davenport, Sageville, Dyersville, Epworth and Farley.

The upgrade will eliminate analog reception for a majority of basic broadcast channels, phasing out channels 23-78 for customers with older TV’s. Customers with “newer” televisions with built-in digital tuners will not be effected by this transition.

But, if customers have an older television, they will need an external adapter to still enjoy channels 23-78. Mediacom will be providing these adapters at no cost to customers until July 1, 2013. On July 1, 2013 customers will be charged a monthly fee of 99 cents per adapter to their bill.

“A typical analogue channel is equal to 3 high definition channels or 10 stand definition channels, by doing this we will be able to add more services and improve picture quality. ” said Jim Barefoot, Mediacom Production Manager.

Phasing out on analog reception will begin around August 14th. By the end of August, Mediacom will have 49 new high definition channels offered to their customers through this transition.

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