SKT is phasing out its traditional cable TV system at the end of February, and replacing it with SKT TV, a full-featured TV streaming app available to all SKT Internet customers. We’re phasing out traditional cable TV for a few key reasons:
- Our current system is old and near end-of-life. The equipment is outdated and no longer manufactured.
- The current system cannot offer the same features as the SKT TV streaming app, such as HD, Cloud DVR, an interactive guide, parental controls, and more, all included.
- High-Speed Internet is vital for both families and businesses in rural communities. Your Internet needs are changing quickly and will continue to increase. Due to system limitations, we can’t continue to offer cable TV and increase speeds for Cable Modem Internet customers at the same time. As streaming TV grows in popularity, interest in cable TV has had a sharp decline. It was a difficult decision, but it was clear that providing High-Speed Internet had to be a priority over traditional cable TV.
By mid-2019, we will be able to offer up to four times faster Internet in most Cable Modem and DSL Internet service areas. With faster speeds, you can experience HD streaming, lag-free gaming, video calling, fast web browsing, and more.
Sign up to get more info about new Internet bandwidth options, coming soon, and we will contact you when they’re available.
Changes Coming to Cable Modem Communities: Atlanta, Burden, Cedar Vale, Dexter, Grenola, Howard, Leon, Longton, Moline, and Severy
Following the transition from cable TV to the streaming app, by mid-2019, we’ll be able to offer Internet subscribers up to 100 Mbps in most Cable Modem service areas. Currently, we can offer up to 25 Mbps with Cable Modem. For other communities not listed but served by Cable Modem, additional upgrades are planned for 2020.
Changes Coming to DSL Communities: Beaumont, Cambridge, Elk Falls, Latham, Piedmont, Reece, and Rosalia
In addition, we will be making upgrades in most DSL service areas to offer up to 75 Mbps. Currently, we can offer up to 20 Mbps. This applies to those within the city limits of the listed communities, and upgrades are scheduled to begin as early as February 2019.