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Canby Telcom shifts to EchoStar for HD

Wed, 05/27/2009 - 9:10am
Brian Santo

Canby Telcom, which has been getting its video from SES Americom’s IP-Prime, will switch over to EchoStar Satellite Services. Late last year, SES-Americom announced it would be shutting down IP-Prime by the end of July.

Canby Telcom has about 8,000 customers in and around Canby, Ore., just south of Portland. The company signed up with EchoStar Satellite Services for the latter’s ViP-TV video transport service. Canby Telcom will be getting up to 42 channels of high-definition video directly from EchoStar.

EchoStar's IP-Prime Conversion Program provides qualified customers with EchoStar's ViP-TV transport service, replacement IDC satellite receivers and a standard professional installation, including compatible LNBs, a satellite dish re-point, cabling and connectors.

Canby Telcom provides data, communications and entertainment services to more than 8,000 customers. The 104-year-old cooperative has approximately 10,000 telephone access lines and offers more than 200 TV channels, an interactive program guide, video-on-demand, pay-per-view and Caller ID on TV.

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