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DTV Switch Just Months Away

Digital Television (DTV) is an advanced broadcasting technology that will transform your television viewing experience.

DTV enables broadcasters to offer television with better picture and sound quality. It can also offer multiple programming choices, called multicasting, and interactive capabilities.

Converting to DTV also will free up parts of the scarce and valuable broadcast spectrum. Those portions of the spectrum can then be used for other important services, such as public and safety services (police and fire departments, emergency rescue), and advanced wireless services.

The Transition to Digital TV:

TV stations serving all markets in the United States are airing digital television programming today, although most will continue to provide analog programming through February 17, 2009.

At that point, full-power TV stations will cease broadcasting on their current analog channels, and the spectrum they use for analog broadcasting will be reclaimed and put to other uses.

The Commission's digital tuner rule specifies that as of March 1, 2007, all new TVs must include digital tuners. This rule prohibits the manufacture, import, or interstate shipment of any device containing an analog tuner, unless it also contains a digital tuner.

Despite this prohibition on manufacture and shipment, retailers may continue to sell analog-only devices from existing inventory. As a result, at the point of sale, many consumers may not be aware that this equipment will not be able to receive over-the-air-television signals after February 17, 2009.

To address this issue, the FCC has adopted a rule requiring sellers to display the following text if they are selling TV equipment with only an analog broadcast tuner:

Below is a list of cable providers in case you have any questions regarding your service.

Location Video Operator Name Phone
ALBANY MEDIACOM LLC (270) 527-9939
ALLAIS COMMUNITY TV INC (606) 436-4593
ASBURY COLLEGE COLLEGE CABLE SERVICES INC-ADS (800) 472-2054
ASHLAND TIME WARNER INC 859-625-6600 or toll free 866-725-0919
BARBOURVILLE BARBOURVILLE UTILITY COMM (606) 546-3187
BARBOURVILLE NEW WAVE COMMUNICATIONS (606) 678-9215
BARDSTOWN BARDSTOWN CABLE TV (502) 348-9711
BEATTYVILLE TIME WARNER INC 859-625-6600 or toll free 866-725-0919
BEAUMONT FARMS DIREC PATH-ADS (678) 366-9900
BLACK MOUNTAIN RAPID CABLE (800) 972-0962
BLOOMFIELD INSIGHT COMM CO L P (502) 357-4550
BRODHEAD WILCOP CABLE TV (606) 758-8320
BULAN NEW WAVE COMMUNICATIONS (606) 678-9215
CAMPBELLSVILLE COMCAST CORPORATION (270) 737-4200
CARLISLE STANDARD TOBACCO CO INC (606) 564-9220
CLAY CITY TIME WARNER INC 859-625-6600 or toll free 866-725-0919
COLUMBIA DUO COUNTY TELECOM (270) 343-1133
CORBIN NEW WAVE COMMUNICATIONS (606) 678-9215
CORINTH TIME WARNER INC 859-625-6600 or toll free 866-725-0919
CUMBERLAND ACCESS CABLE TV INC (606) 678-9215
CYNTHIANA TIME WARNER INC 859-625-6600 or toll free 866-725-0919
EASTERN KENTUCKY UNI COLLEGE CABLE SERVICES INC-ADS (800) 472-2054
EDGEWOOD INSIGHT COMM CO L P (859) 431-7766
ELIZABETHTOWN BRANDENBURG TELECOM (270) 982-4466
ELIZABETHTOWN COMCAST CORPORATION (270) 737-4200
EUBANK NEW WAVE COMMUNICATIONS (606) 678-9215
EVARTS EVARTS TV INC (606) 837-2505
FLATGAP FLATGAP TV CABLE (606) 349-6088
FRANKFORT FRANKFORT PLANT BD CABLE (502) 352-4470
FRANKFORT TIME WARNER INC 859-625-6600 or toll free 866-725-0919
FRENCHBURG TIME WARNER INC 859-625-6600 or toll free 866-725-0919
GATLIFF RAPID CABLE (800) 972-0962
GAYS CREEK ALTRO TV CABLE INC (606) 398-2630
GAYS CREEK FIELDS CABLE (606) 439-2542
GEORGETOWN TIME WARNER INC 859-625-6600 or toll free 866-725-0919
GLASGOW NORTH CENTRAL COMMUNICATION (615) 666-2151
GLASGOW SCRTC TOTAL COMM (270) 678-8200
GLENCOE LIBERTY COMMUNICATIONS (859) 393-8995
GRAPE CREEK RICK HOWARD TV CABLE (606) 349-3317
GRAY EASTERN CABLE CORP (606) 528-6400
GRAYSON CEQUEL III (314) 965-2020
GREENSBURG ACCESS CABLE TV INC (606) 678-9215
GREENUP ARMSTRONG UTILITIES INC (740) 894-3886
HARLAN HARLAN COMMUNITY TELEVISION (606) 573-2945
HARRODSBURG TIME WARNER INC 859-625-6600 or toll free 866-725-0919
HAZARD HAZARD TELEVISION CO INC (606) 436-3165
HAZEL GREEN TIME WARNER INC 859-625-6600 or toll free 866-725-0919
HINDMAN TV SERVICE INC (606) 785-3450
HUSTONVILLE ACCESS CABLE TV INC (606) 678-3035
IRONTON TIME WARNER INC 859-625-6600 or toll free 866-725-0919
IRVINE IRVINE COMMUNITY TV INC (606) 723-4240
JACKSON TIME WARNER INC 859-625-6600 or toll free 866-725-0919
JELLICO ACCESS CABLE TV INC (877) 998-3408
KENOVA ARMSTRONG UTILITIES INC (740) 894-3886
LEBANON TIME WARNER INC 859-625-6600 or toll free 866-725-0919
LEXINGTON INSIGHT COMM CO L P (859) 514-2501
LIBERTY MEDIACOM LLC (270) 527-9939
LIBERTY NEW WAVE COMMUNICATIONS (606) 678-9215
LIVINGSTON FIELDS CABLE (606) 439-2542
LONDON NEW WAVE COMMUNICATIONS (606) 678-9215
LONDON TIME WARNER INC 859-625-6600 or toll free 866-725-0919
LOUISA LYCOM COMMUNICATIONS (606) 638-0639
LYNCH ACCESS CABLE TV INC (606) 848-2977
MANCHESTER HOUSE ENTERPRISES (606) 598-2292
MAYSVILLE STANDARD TOBACCO CO INC (606) 564-9220
MC KINNEY NEW WAVE COMMUNICATIONS (606) 678-9215
MCKEE PRTC (606) 287-7101
MONTICELLO COMMUNITY TELECOM (606) 348-8416
MOREHEAD TIME WARNER INC 859-625-6600 or toll free 866-725-0919
MOUNT STERLING TIME WARNER INC 859-625-6600 or toll free 866-725-0919
MOUNT VERNON MEDIACOM LLC (270) 527-9939
MOUNT VERNON NEW WAVE COMMUNICATIONS (606) 678-9215
NEW TAZEWELL JAMES COMMUNICATIONS (423) 626-8817
NICHOLASVILLE TIME WARNER INC (859) 624-9666
OIL SPRINGS RICK HOWARD TV CABLE (606) 349-3317
OWENTON KENTUCKY RIDGE COUNTRY COMM (502) 484-9975
PAINT LICK CHARTER COMMUNICATIONS (606) 678-9215
PEOPLES C&W CABLE INC (606) 364-5357
PRICHARD TIME WARNER INC 859-625-6600 or toll free 866-725-0919
RICHMOND TIME WARNER INC 859-625-6600 or toll free 866-725-0919
ROARK GALAXY CABLE COMPANY (606) 672-2714
RUSSELL SPRINGS DUO COUNTY TELECOM (270) 343-1133
SALYERSVILLE FRANK HOWARD'S TV CABLE (606) 349-3317
SANDY HOOK TIME WARNER INC 859-625-6600 or toll free 866-725-0919
SOMERSET CNI WIRELESS CABLE-ADS (606) 679-8917
SOMERSET NEW WAVE COMMUNICATIONS (606) 678-9215
SPINDLETOP MHP SPINDLE TOP MHP-ADS (502) 863-5656
STANTON TIME WARNER INC 859-625-6600 or toll free 866-725-0919
STEARNS ACCESS CABLE TV INC (606) 678-9215
STONEY FALLS APTS ACCESS ADVISORY GROUP-ADS (972) 669-6137
SUGARCAMP FIELDS CABLE (606) 439-2542
TOMPKINSVILLE MEDIACOM LLC (270) 527-9939
TROSPER LNL COMMUNICATIONS LLC (606) 542-4760
TUTOR KEY SITKA CABLE SYSTEMS (606) 789-3391
VANCEBURG TIME WARNER INC 859-625-6600 or toll free 866-725-0919
VANCLEVE TV SERVICE INC (606) 785-3450
VICTORY RANSOM CABLE TV COMPANY (606) 864-4655
WALLINS RAPID CABLE (505) 269-9576
WEST LIBERTY TIME WARNER INC 859-625-6600 or toll free 866-725-0919
WHITESBURG COMCAST CORPORATION (423) 798-1644
WILLIAMSBURG NEW WAVE COMMUNICATIONS (606) 678-9215
WILLIAMSTOWN CITY OF WILLIAMSTOWN CBL TV (859) 824-3633
WILLISBURG TIME WARNER INC 859-625-6600 or toll free 866-725-0919
WINDSOR MEDIACOM LLC (270) 527-9939
YEADDISS TV SERVICE INC (606) 785-3450


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