IPTV coming to West Liberty…
In a story reported on tvover.net a few days ago, it was reported that Mountain Telephone will be bringing IPTV to its West Liberty customers. It isn’t clear from the article just when we will be enjoying the features of this new technology, but it could certainly open the doors for some new and exciting features that we haven’t had access to in the past.
It also doesn’t state in the article (and perhaps someone who works with MRTC could add some info?) about how wide an area will have access to the IPTV features. In theory, anyone who has access to broadband internet service should be able to benefit from the service. Here is a brief rundown of IPTV from Wikipedia:
“IPTV (Internet Protocol Television) is a system where a digital television service is delivered by using Internet Protocol over a network infrastructure, which may include delivery by a broadband connection. A general definition of IPTV is television content that, instead of being delivered through traditional broadcast and cable formats, is received by the viewer through the technologies used for computer networks.
For residential users, IPTV is often provided in conjunction with Video on Demand and may be bundled with Internet services such as Web access and VoIP. The commercial bundling of IPTV, VoIP and Internet access is referred to as “Triple Play” service (adding mobility is called “Quadruple Play”). IPTV is typically supplied by a service provider using a closed network infrastructure. This closed network approach is in competition with the delivery of TV content over the public Internet, called Internet Television. In businesses, IPTV may be used to deliver television content over corporate LANs.”
So, get ready Morgan County…some new entertainment options could be coming our way. I have to wonder…will MTV (or what is left of it) still be “banned” on the local channels?? 🙂