ELLSWORTH — Customers of Spectrum, Maine’s largest cable provider, will be seeing updates in service as the company transitions to a digital-only format.
The process will necessitate the installation of digital receivers for all customers who don’t already have them, as non-digital service will no longer be available.
“Ellsworth, Belfast, Bucksport, Bar Harbor and MDI communities are scheduled to transition to all digital next Tuesday, Sept. 25.
Downeast communities, including Calais, Eastport, Lubec and Machias, are scheduled to upgrade on Oct. 2,” said Spectrum Communications Director Andrew Russell.
According to the company’s press release, the changeover will affect “any customer who subscribes to TV service and connects their cable line directly into the back of their TV.”
Those who already have a digital setup will be unaffected by the change.
As part of the upgrade, Spectrum customers can expect the addition and removal of certain channels, as well as an increase in HD channels and access to free “On Demand” choices.
Those needing a digital receiver can order a self-installation kit online at spectrum.com/digitalnow or by calling (844) 278-3409. Customers can also visit the nearest Spectrum store location, at 444 Perry Road in Bangor.