Technicians from Evolution Communications Services balance an amplifier on the Crystal Falls cable television system Feb. 5 as efforts to improve picture quality continue. The project should take less than two weeks.
CRYSTAL FALLS—City cable customers are seeing improved television pictures as repairs to the system continue.
“What they are doing has proven to help,” City Manager Dorothea Olson said early this week. “Some people have reported that they have had improvement.”
Technicians spent last week adjusting the system, starting at the headend and working toward the system’s ends.
“We’re balancing the system and putting everything to spec,” Evolution Communication Services owner Rob LaFond said. “Overall, the system seems to be in good shape. We’re changing out some equipment. Customers should see a big difference when we’re finished.”
LaFond and two technicians from the Fond du Lac-based company began work on Crystal Falls’ cable system Feb. 4. The project should take less than two weeks.
Customer complaints prompted the city to contract consultants to assess the system and determine the feasibility of continuing to provide cable television service.
Olson said that because LaFond reported that the system is fundamentally solid, she would like the City Council to consider purchasing more digital headend equipment.
“The more channels that we can offer digitally, the better service people with newer digital TVs will get,” Olson said. “It would be nice if all of our channels were digital.”