Comcast eyes Dec. 14 as day for digital flip

TUPELO – Comcast said Thursday that it plans to switch Dec. 14 to digital service for the majority of its customers in Northeast Mississippi.
The digital switch requires that all television sets have a digital box connected to them in order for them to continue receiving broadcast signals.
The switch originally was scheduled for August, but it had to be moved back, said Patricia Collins, Comcast’s senior director of government affairs for the Delta area.
A story in Thursday’s Daily Journal reported that Comcast did not have a specific target date for the change, but Collins said Thursday that the switch will come Dec. 14, and will be for Comcast customers in Lee County, Sherman, West Point, Okolona and Fulton.
Corinth is scheduled to get the update in first quarter of next year, she said.
The boxes are being mailed to Comcast customers, Collins said, but they also can be picked up at local Comcast offices. In Tupelo, the office is at 353 N. Gloster St.
The switch is expected to allow for more high-definition channels and faster Internet speeds.
For more information about the switch or to get help setting up a converter box, call Comcast at (877) 634-4434 or go to comcast.com/digitalnow.
Contact Carlie Kollath at (662) 678-1598 or carlie.kollath@djournal.com.

Carlie Kollath/NEMS Daily Journal