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BigRon - Your answers are below. - Bob
Do you know when SureWest will be going live with you guys via fiber?
The contract is currently being drawn up. I believe SureWest wants to begin construction as soon as possible.
Will the connection be for KOVR AND KMAX or just KOVR?
Will it include KMAX's HDTV signal?
Will the signal be better or just no worse than the current state.
Should be better. This eliminates their OTA equipment and our microwave and transmitter equipment. It also eliminates outages due to no AC power in Walnut Grove. I would think quality would also improve.
As I believe you'd said in the OTA thread, they can still maintain the current method of receiving your signal as a backup... correct?
Also, with the recent failure of the encoder for KOVR, would that have effected the fiber link?
Yes, loss of the encoder affected all services. We soon hope to have a backup encoder in service.
Would we have maintained the signal through this past storm? I think I read somewhere that the transmitter for the digital signal was not on backup. Would the fiber have still remained active?
CBS13 does not have backup power for the HD transmitter in Walnut Grove. CW31 does have a reduced power backup transmitter that does have generator power.