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Charter Communications makes changes that will require customers to get cable boxes


Dawn Graves

Charter Communications is upgrading its services and will be encrypting its Basic Service Tier beginning Nov. 4. Customers without digital equipment will no longer receive channels without digital set-top boxes, but will be entitled to free Charter-issued boxes for at least one year.

Charter Communications will begin encrypting the Basic Service Tier of their cable packages on Nov. 4, and customers who receive cable on a television without digital equipment supplied by Charter will lose the ability to view any channels on that television.

Customers who have a set-top box, digital transport adapter (DTA) or a retail CableCARD device connected to each of their TVs will be unaffected by the change.

Charter is completing its move to a 100 percent all-digital network throughout 2014. Customers in the Sidney, Ogallala and Kimball areas will have access to more than 200 high...

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