Charter Communications installing digital network

The Grand Valley is among a total of more than 35 communities in three states where Charter Communications is expected to soon complete the installation of a digital network.

The transition will offer cable customers access to more than 200 high-definition television channels as well as faster Internet access speeds.

“By removing outdated analog signals, we regain bandwidth in our network, enabling us to provide more HD channels and open the door to faster Internet speeds and future innovation,”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 chief executive officer of Charter Communications. “This upgrade speaks to the fact that Charter is providing our customers with the very best products at the very best value, and we’ve invested more than $2 billion in our fiber-rich network to make that happen.”

The upgrade in Colorado, Montana and Wyoming began in August and is scheduled to continue through November.

Charter Communications already has upgraded to digital networks in other markets and expects to complete the upgrade across the 29 states in which it operates by the end of 2014.

As part of the transition, customers must acquire from Charter digital setup boxes for each of their televisions.  With the use of the boxes, customers will gain video on demand access to more than 4,500 titles.

Charter offers the boxes at no charge for one, two or five years depending on customers’ programming packages and other factors.

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