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Published December 22, 2010, 09:40 PM

Midcontinent Communications Will Switch To All Digital

Midcontinent Communications will go all digital, soon. That means more channels in your basic cable line-up. By April, Midcontinent Communications will be broadcasting all digital signals in Grand Forks.

If you're a Midcontinent customer, you may have to add a digital converter for your TV's depending how old they are and what level of service you purchase.

In a few months, you'll have a few more channels to choose from. By April, Midcontinent Communications will be broadcasting all digital signals in Grand Forks, and that means the cable provider will "hook up" their customers with more channels.

"Digital Signals are thinner, so mostly the issue is if we use digital signals instead of analog we can get more stuff in the same space," said Dan Nelson with Midcontinent Communications.

Nelson says those who already have one of their digital or DVR boxes will not be affected by the change. It's those who plug-in directly from the wall to their TV who will need an adapter.

"If it's an older TV, it may need an adapter. We will provide those free of charge, two per household," said Nelson.

Even if you have a digital box or DVR, the company will still send you a converter box for those tv's not connected to the digital receiver.

Nelson says it's easy to plug the digital in. It comes with easy to read instructions.

"Even though we are not making the switch in the Grand Forks Area until April, we will start to deliver those boxes to our customers right here after the first of the year," said Nelson.

The Fargo-Moorhead area will be converted to all digital by the first of February. Those who decide to get their converters early will receive more channels right way.

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