We were due for an update…
You may have noticed construction work going on lately along the north side of campus, by Resevoir Road, and there’s an explanation: Georgetown is installing a new cable television system for the residence halls.
The new system, run by RCN, will provide more reliable reception and more channels, according to Georgetown’s Director of Media Relations, Andy Pino . Now students will get 180 basic cable channels (up from 70) and the option to purchase premium packages like sports or pay-per-view.
According to an email sent out by Georgetown’s Assistant Vice President of External Relations Linda Greenan to the Burleith listserv, the University plans to have the new system in place by the time school starts later this month.
With an increase in quality, though, there also comes an increase in price: cable will now cost $53.95 per month ($49.00 for service plus a $4.95 box rental fee), up from the old rate of $37.50 per month.
After the jump check out the flyer that will be going out at the beginning of the year with more details, a breakdown of rates for premium channels, and a basic cable channel listing.