Comcast is transitioning its cable service from analog to digital in two steps this winter.
On January 26, 17 channels will be dropped from the service. The remaining 39 standard channels will switch to digital-only in late February.
Comcast spokesperson Bob Grove says this is part of a larger trend – customers in Philadelphia and Harrisburg have already begun the digital transition process.
“The world is going digital,” says Grove.
Grove says the cable company will provide the necessary equipment for free. He says when customers make the switch, they not only retain the 17 channels scheduled to be dropped, but also gain 30 additional channels for the same price as analog.
Comcast subscribers can start the change from analog to digital service by visiting the Pittsburgh service center or calling 1-800-COMCAST for equipment shipping information.