Month: September 2016

All About Solar Interference

All About Solar Interference

Each year in the Spring and Fall all fiber, cable and satellite TV providers (including C Spire) experience intermittent outages as a result of solar interference. The timing of these outages is tied to the spring and fall equinoxes, which are sometimes called the Vernal and Autumnal equinoxes.

At these two times each year, the sun becomes aligned in such a way that it lies directly behind the TV satellites in space. Because there’s just so much amazing energy coming from the sun, the receiving satellite dishes we have here on earth have trouble making out the TV signals amongst all that solar radiation.

Impact on TV & Video Service

C Spire Fiber TV’s infrastructure greatly minimizes the impact these annual sun outages have on our customers. Despite our efforts, there will be an impact on your C Spire TV service for about 8 days in October for a few minutes each day.

2016 Fall Sun Outages will begin on Tuesday, October 4, 2016 and run through Wednesday, October 12, 2016. Each day during this period, you can expect brief episodes of tiling, freezing, intermittent audio, and other symptoms commonly associated with a loss of signal.

Impact on Internet & Voice

There should be no impact on C Spire Fiber Internet or C Spire Fiber Voice service.

Check out this Wikipedia Article on Sun Outages for more information.

 

Make a Date With Elena of Avalor

Make a Date With Elena of Avalor

Join Princess Elena as she swings into action and takes her rightful place as Crown Princess in the kingdom of Avalor! Step into an enchanted fairytale realm inspired by diverse Latin cultures and folklore where every story is bursting with music, magic and mystery.

With the help of her younger sister, Princess Isabel, her grandparents, Francisco and Luisa, and her friends by her side, Princess Elena will learn to boldly lead with bravery, courage and compassion.

Elena of Avalor is a Disney Channel production and airs on channel 550.

C Spire Fiber TV Ups Bitrate On Top Sports Channels

C Spire Fiber TV Ups Bitrate On Top Sports Channels

This past week, we took another step in upping the quality of your C Spire Fiber TV service by raising the bitrate to a whopping 9Mbps on top sports channels including ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU and the SEC Network!

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Cowabunga Dude! TMNT Available Now On Demand

Cowabunga Dude! TMNT Available Now On Demand

The year was 1987. Ronald Reagan was our President. Dirty Dancing taught us nobody puts Baby in the corner and Whitney Houston let the world know she wanted to dance with somebody. But these important facts pale in comparison to the debut of an animated phenomenon, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles!

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Captain America: Civil War Available On Demand

Captain America: Civil War Available On Demand

This latest installment in the Marvel universe pits superhero against superhero in a mano-a-mano battle for global supremacy. With a 90% rating on the tomatometer, Captain America: Civil War is the perfect accompaniment for a night on the couch!

Film Synopsis: Political pressure mounts to install a system of accountability when the actions of the Avengers lead to collateral damage. The new status quo deeply divides members of the team. Captain America (Chris Evans) believes superheroes should remain free to defend humanity without government interference. Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.) sharply disagrees and supports oversight. As the debate escalates into an all-out feud, Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson) and Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner) must pick a side.

Without Fiber Optic Cables, Netflix Wouldn’t Exist

Without Fiber Optic Cables, Netflix Wouldn’t Exist

CNN Money takes a peek into the world of Fiber Optic Cables, the technology that powers the global Internet and the very same technology that we offer to our C Spire Fiber customers.

September VOD Premiers On C Spire Fiber TV

September VOD Premiers On C Spire Fiber TV

From super heroes and ninja turtles, to some of today’s premier Hollywood talents, September 2016 promises to be a great month for movie lovers!

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