published Thursday, August 18th, 2011

EPB launches new channels

EPB has added nearly 50 channels so far in 2011, bringing its total fiber-optic TV offering to more than 390 channels, of which 116 are in high-definition.

The city-owned utility says it can add a nearly infinite number of channels thanks to its high-bandwidth network, which it completed this year with the help of a federal grant. EPB currently has about 30,000 customers of its fiber-optic service, and about 85 percent of those are connected to FiTV, EPB’s cable TV service.

Katie Espeseth, vice president of EPB Fiber Optics, said the channels were added based on customer requests. “We delivered these new channel offerings in direct response to what they told us they wanted,” she said.

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sig4ever2 said...

It is amazing to me how EPB with the capability to add an "infinite number of channels" still refuses to add the NASA Channel in High Definition to educate and inspire of the children in our community. NASA TV does not charge a dime for the HD version of their signal, yet EPB refuses to invest in the equipment necessary to receive it. I guess it is far more important to see Big Ten Sports or listen to Joe NASCAR and Buford the Bass Fisherman than to consider educating and enlightening the minds of our young people.

August 20, 2011 at 1:30 a.m.
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