STS: Student Technology Services
STS: Student Technology Services


Cable Television

Each suite is provided with only one cable television digital converter box.*

For information regarding cable service upgrade options, please visit the GW-RCN website

  • Digital converter box (provided by the University)
  • Cable ready television (televisions with digital tuners are recommended)
  • Original TV remote control
  • Owner’s manual for TV and Remote
  • Optionally, coaxial cable type RG6 longer then 6 feet (6 ft coaxial cables are provided)
The coaxial cable connects directly from the mounted digital converter box to the television. Channels must be changed on the converter box, while your television stays tuned to channel 3.

Every residence hall suite is equipped with one digital converter box that provides basic digital TV service. Simply connect your television’s coaxial cable to the digital converter box and you will have access to a full digital cable lineup of all your favorite channels, including HBO and Showtime. Click here to view the current cable television line-up.

Students will be able to enhance their cable service with additional options. These options will include additional channels, high definition (HD) service and the use of a digital video recorder (DVR). All of these options will be available directly through RCN and students will be responsible for all additional costs for service and equipment.

For more information about digital cable at GW, please view our frequently asked questions.

You are responsible for your personal equipment (television, VCR, DVD, etc.).

questions or service issues regarding your cable television connection, please contact the IT Support Center at 202-994-GWIT (4948).

*Buildings constructed or fully renovated since 2009 may have one digital converter box per bedroom.
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