GIRDWOOD, Alaska — Girdwood cable subscribers are going digital on Sept. 14th after GCI Cable Inc. turns off the old analog signal, and switches to digital.
Instead of 41 channels, GCI officials say there will now be 160 and the picture will be more crisp and clear.
“Digital Signals are much better than analog,” said David Fox, marketing director for GCI. “So that means a clearer picture and a more consistent picture, and there will be fewer times when a customer will lose his or her signal.”
Internet speed will also be faster, up to 22 megabytes per second.
For the basic package your bill will be about $15 more a month, but the digital modem is free. You can pick it up at Challenge Alaska on Crystal Mountain Road in Girdwood.