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Title: TWC/Charter Conversion June 21 For All Digital Networking (Box or Converter Needed)
Post by: Jack 1000 on Monday Jun 13, 2016, 05:02:56 pm
Guys,

Just got my second TWC/Charter letter that the Digital Conversion is set for June 21, 2016, and that a Digital Box or Converter will be required to view all channels.  The big Internet Speed boost, in many areas may happen on that day, or begin shortly thereafter.

Jack
Title: TWC/Charter Conversion June 21 For All Digital Networking (Box or Converter Needed)
Post by: Ralph Kramden on Tuesday Jun 14, 2016, 01:10:54 pm
Will we be notified when the alleged speed boost happens? I just have EarthLink broadband internet.

Thanks.
Title: TWC/Charter Conversion June 21 For All Digital Networking (Box or Converter Needed)
Post by: Jack 1000 on Wednesday Jun 15, 2016, 03:04:23 pm
Quote from: Ralph Kramden;60274Will we be notified when the alleged speed boost happens? I just have EarthLink broadband internet.

Thanks.

Hi,

You'll get a notice for the date of the changeover when it comes to your city.  The notice that I got for my area (Brookfield) simply said that the all digital conversion was set for June 21, and because the signals will now be all digital, along with faster Internet, subs MUST have a cable box or digital converter for all TV's in the home on and after that date.

TWC/Charter said they will provide free converters up until October of 2017, after that time, regular box rental fees will apply.  If you already have a cable box or DVR, you don't have to do anything.  You will however need a Doc Sis 3.0 or 3.1 cable modem to get the higher Internet  speeds.  This was not in the letter, but I know this to be true

Jack
Title: TWC/Charter Conversion June 21 For All Digital Networking (Box or Converter Needed)
Post by: duncantuna on Thursday Jun 16, 2016, 11:52:39 am
I wonder .. MAXX has been rolled out in a number of other cities.  I wonder how many days elapsed between the digital adapter date and the speed upgrades, to use as a guide.
Title: TWC/Charter Conversion June 21 For All Digital Networking (Box or Converter Needed)
Post by: duncantuna on Thursday Jun 16, 2016, 08:47:57 pm
Ah, crap.  

http://stopthecap.com/2016/06/16/charter-indefinitely-suspends-time-warner-cable-maxx-upgrades-pending-review/

Sounds like Maxx upgrades are suspended and Charter is looking for places to cut costs.  SHOCKING.
Title: $3.25 monthly rental fee
Post by: etutor on Thursday Jun 16, 2016, 09:58:20 pm
No Way!

I wanted to get two of the "Free" adapters.

They said I can get them free now, but they'll start billing me $6.50 + tax  (or the prevailing rate) each month for the "Free" adapters beginning October 7, 2017.

I guess they are kinda free...

:bang:
Title: TWC/Charter Conversion June 21 For All Digital Networking (Box or Converter Needed)
Post by: Jack 1000 on Friday Jun 17, 2016, 02:15:05 pm
Quote from: etutor;60278No Way!

I wanted to get two of the "Free" adapters.

They said I can get them free now, but they'll start billing me $6.50 + tax  (or the prevailing rate) each month for the "Free" adapters beginning October 7, 2017.

I guess they are kinda free...

:bang:

Kind of sucks!

Probably all we will get in Brookfield on June 21st is the all Digital Conversion.  The MAXX speeds will come later.  I'll post if anything changes.

Jack
Title: TWC/Charter Conversion June 21 For All Digital Networking (Box or Converter Needed)
Post by: Jack 1000 on Friday Jun 17, 2016, 03:23:11 pm
Guys,

I just Tweeted TWC-Wisconsin and refereed them to the Stop The Cap link about Charter halting MAXX Updates  They said my update is still set to go on the 21st for the Digital Conversion.  They did not say anything about Internet Speed boosts one way, or the other.  But did say to keep a watch for any changes.  The Wisconsin letter, to state again, says that you have to have a box, or a digital converter to view all channels on and after the date set for the Digital Conversion.  In this case, for Brookfield, it happens to be June 21.

Jack
Title: TWC/Charter Conversion June 21 For All Digital Networking (Box or Converter Needed)
Post by: duncantuna on Sunday Jun 19, 2016, 10:59:57 am
So, basically they confirmed nothing and there's zero new information.

UGH.
Title: TWC/Charter Conversion June 21 For All Digital Networking (Box or Converter Needed)
Post by: Jack 1000 on Sunday Jun 19, 2016, 04:10:03 pm
Quote from: duncantuna;60281So, basically they confirmed nothing and there's zero new information.

UGH.

I know,

Things are still up in the air since the merger passed.  I really hope that TWC/Charter at the very least finishes the speed boosts that were in the query!  This waiting SUCKS!

Jack
Title: TWC/Charter Conversion June 21 For All Digital Networking (Box or Converter Needed)
Post by: LoadStar on Sunday Jun 19, 2016, 06:11:57 pm
I'm not surprised that the speed increases are on hold. Frankly, I wasn't holding my breath on that happening immediately after the digital cutover, which was really all that was formally announced.

I personally expect them to hold everything (other than the digital cutover) for the rollout of the Spectrum branding and service levels in this areas. Hopefully, it won't be too terribly long.
Title: TWC/Charter Conversion June 21 For All Digital Networking (Box or Converter Needed)
Post by: PaulKTF on Monday Sep 26, 2016, 05:44:28 pm
All Maxx updates are cancelled system-wide. We won't get a speed increase until the switchover to the Charter system which could happen as late as the Summer of 2017.
Title: TWC/Charter Conversion June 21 For All Digital Networking (Box or Converter Needed)
Post by: Ralph Kramden on Monday Sep 26, 2016, 06:25:41 pm
What a bunch of BS !!
Title: TWC/Charter Conversion June 21 For All Digital Networking (Box or Converter Needed)
Post by: PaulKTF on Monday Sep 26, 2016, 06:33:19 pm
Quote from: Ralph Kramden;60299What a bunch of BS !!

To the moon, Charter! :)

Seriously though, are you really surprised? It makes more sense for them to take the time and money to switch the systems over to Charter than to update systems that they're going to be getting rid of, anyway.
Title: TWC/Charter Conversion June 21 For All Digital Networking (Box or Converter Needed)
Post by: klwillis45 on Tuesday Sep 27, 2016, 08:10:46 am
Maybe it will happen sooner. I saw a Spectrum truck driving around in Brown Deer yesterday.
Title: TWC/Charter Conversion June 21 For All Digital Networking (Box or Converter Needed)
Post by: PaulKTF on Tuesday Sep 27, 2016, 09:49:44 am
Quote from: klwillis45;60301Maybe it will happen sooner. I saw a Spectrum truck driving around in Brown Deer yesterday.

That's interesting! Thanks for letting us know. :) Maybe it will happen by the end of the year or very early next year?
Title: TWC/Charter Conversion June 21 For All Digital Networking (Box or Converter Needed)
Post by: PaulKTF on Tuesday Oct 04, 2016, 07:00:59 am
From what I'm hearing they are planning to switch over the Southeast Wisconsin area in February but I would not be surprised if that date comes and goes without a change given the issues they are apparently having with the conversions. I wouldn't be shocked for it to be pushed back to the Spring or Summer.
Title: TWC/Charter Conversion June 21 For All Digital Networking (Box or Converter Needed)
Post by: Jack 1000 on Wednesday Oct 05, 2016, 07:02:09 pm
Greetings,

As long as my TWC stuff works reliably, and we have good service, which has been the case for us going back decades.  TWC can be TWC, Spectrum, Charter/Spectrum, whatever.

I would rather have them go slow and gradual for a smooth transition, rather than go fast and mess up many things.  There have been issues in California, Texas, and a few other recently converted Spectrum markets,  Being closer to last than first has its advantages, because it allows for bugs to get worked out of the system, and for personnel to be better trained to deal with transition issues.

Jack
Title: TWC/Charter Conversion June 21 For All Digital Networking (Box or Converter Needed)
Post by: PaulKTF on Wednesday Oct 05, 2016, 07:06:04 pm
Jack,

I agree completely. I am perfectly happy with my TWC service and set up and I am a little apprehensive about change bringing about problems...