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Arvig schedules cut-over date for all-digital conversion in Ada, Callaway, Glyndon, Hawley and Lake Park

Arvig is planning to permanently cut over to its new, all-digital TV signal in Ada, Callaway, Glyndon, Hawley and Lake Park on Tuesday, Sept. 26. Customer cooperation is required to avoid service interruptions, and customers will receive a notice in the mail outlining next steps.

Earlier this summer, Arvig announced it would be moving forward with its multi-year project to convert television customers in Ada, Callaway, Glyndon, Hawley and Lake Park to a high-quality, all-digital format. In order to receive the digital-quality service, customers with analog televisions will need a digital-to-analog (DTA) converter, which is available for lease from Arvig. Many newer television models are equipped with a digital QAM tuner and should not require a DTA.

Arvig will begin testing the new signal at specific times in the upcoming weeks:

• Wednesday, Sept. 13 at 1:10 — 2:10 p.m.

• Tuesday, Sept. 19 at 6:10 — 6:40 p.m.

• Thursday, Sept. 21 at 5:50 — 6:50 p.m.

If customers lose signal on any TVs during these times, they should check to make sure the DTA box is installed correctly, tune to a digital channel number like 63.8, or contact Arvig for assistance. For further instructions on how to prepare for the new signal, customers should review their notice from Arvig.

The conversion will be complete after 5 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 26.

For more information about the conversion, please visit Customers with questions should contact Arvig at 888.992.7844.