Modification of Cable TV Services
In response to changing student and university needs, Capital University will be modifying its standard cable TV services on the Bexley campus. Cable services provided by Spectrum, will be discontinued in residence hall rooms, academic spaces and Trinity North apartments beginning Fall semester 2021.
New cable service and programming will be designated to community areas in residence halls and key academic spaces on campus to provide programming that fosters community building, student success and enhance the student experience. Programming will be revised as the technology and educational needs change.
Why is this Happening?
The decision to discontinue cable services was based on multiple factors:
• Increased investment in network infrastructure, wireless technology, and increased bandwidth service on all campuses.
• A survey of our residential students overwhelmingly indicated they do not watch traditional cable TV services from Spectrum. The majority watched TV programming using an online service provider such as Hulu or Netflix.
• Decreasing cable TV usage within the educational setting and increasing cable costs were not financially beneficial to meet the needs or demands.
Alternatives to Cable TV Services
If you are a student, you can take advantage of all the student discounts and subscriptions available by registering with your “.edu” email address.
Most streaming service providers will let you stream for free for the first few months, and you will be eligible for a student discount after your free trial ends. Many will also offer ad-free viewing, unlimited access to exclusive content, and partnerships with popular music libraries like Spotify. Additionally, there are some streaming services available for free.
Click HERE for a list of common online streaming services and content available.
What Streaming Devices Can I Use?
Streaming services will work on majority of mobile devices, such as iPads, Firesticks, Roku, laptops, tablets, smart TVs, gaming devices and cellular phones.
Ensure that you connect your device to the Capital network correctly to benefit from these services. Instructions for connecting your device to the network can be found HERE.
Where Can I View Cable TV Programming?
Cable TV services and programming can be viewed in residence halls common areas and designated academic buildings across the Bexley campus. Click HERE for a complete list of locations.
What is the New Channel Line Up?
Spectrum has provided Capital with cable programming that includes a variety of channel favorites such as the Big Ten Network, TLC, BET, The Food Network and CNN just to name a few. A complete channel line up list can be view HERE.
Where Can I Get Help?
Questions, inquiries and concerns about cable services should be directed to the IT Help Desk, firstname.lastname@example.org.