First the TV signal needs to be switched from analog to all digital which can take time. Then once that goes through then the rollout of the upgraded speeds will follow.
The removal of analog has nothing technical to do with maxx speeds.
Whoever is telling you that at TWC is lying...
If there's 16 downstream channels, there's no reason the analog channels can remain provided that SDV is functioning and there's enough sdv qam slots available
The only reason to go to encrypted qam and eliminate analog and clear qam is to save on rolling out techs to cut cable for non payment.
And the outside plant is in dire need of more techs fixing it rather than less...
As for infrastructure upgrades, yes, more fiber needs to be "upgraded to handle the increased bandwidth needed but that too has nothing to do with analog channels
I also wouldn't mind so much if I weren't expected to pay as much as someone with the upgrade for 1/5 of the bandwidth.
They'd increase the prices on maxx before they'd reduce it for us.
True... I expect prices to start going up once more people get the upgrade and traffic on the TW network skyrockets.
@MsRaye The speed increases that we are doing is directly related to going to an all digital signal. I am an employee for TWC and a moderator here in the forums. Our company is going to an all digital format in order to be able to offer faster speeds and other enhanced features. Digital TV signal takes up less space in our fiber and coax lines giving the ability to offer faster speeds within that same space.
@pfisterfarm we will be moving all of our markets to digital. This is our first step in preparing for the speed upgrade. TWC plans to upgrade speeds for all of our customers. When this will happen for each
individual area is not yet set in stone. As TWC-TyleenZ mentioned, the speed of the upgrades in each area
can vary depending on dozens of different things from weather conditions, to unplanned repairs/replacement of
equipment and lines.
We are happy to check anyones account to see if an estimated date is listed.
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@MsRaye The speed increases that we are doing is directly related to going to an all digital signal.
Interesting, so where there is no speed increase, is there still a conversion to all digital? Is that strictly necessary?
It's only technically needed if there are going to be more HD channels added to the lineup.
All digital is only a cost cutting measure