Mediacom delays full digital switch to April 10

Published On: Mar 29 2012 09:00:35 AM CDT   Updated On: Mar 29 2012 08:59:21 AM CDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- Cable television provider Mediacom says customers in 17 counties in central and Southern Iowa whose televisions are not yet digital ready have been given a two-week extension before analog reception is fully eliminated. The company still has 48 cable channels located between 23 and 78 operating on older television sets.

A phase-out of analog reception began two weeks.

The upgrade to all-digital channels will be complete on April 10th.

For the past six years, customers have received both analog and digital signals through a Mediacom cable connection, but now most analog stations are being eliminated to make room for more high-definition channels and faster broadband Internet speeds.