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Cable One shutting down analog TV

Cable One TV customers with analog televisions will soon lose their TV signal if they don't install a digital converter box.

Previously, Cable One offered channels in both analog and digital. The company dropped a third of its analog channels Tuesday and will drop the remaining analog offerings by Thursday evening, said Celynda Roach, General Manager of Cable One Boise System.

Customers can pick up the digital converter boxes that will allow analog TVs to use the service at two Cable One locations in the Treasure Valley. The Boise office is at 8400 W. Westpark St. The Nampa office is at 2101 E. Karcher Road. The office will be open until 7 p.m. Tuesday and from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday.

The first two boxes are free. Each additional box costs $15 for subscribers using TiVo, $10 for those using DVR and $5 for all others.

Cable One started notifying customers of the switch to all digital channels in October, Roach said. Since, more than 50,000 customers ordered boxes or visited Cable One offices to pick up boxes, she said. More than 90 percent of household subscribers in the Valley have received boxes, and more than 75 percent of businesses.

Boxes will remain available after Thursday when the last analog channels leave Cable One airwaves.

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