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[30 Sep 2014 | No Comment | 0 views]

Back in the day, everyone hated the phone company. But starting in the ’80s, a combination of government action and then market forces made things better. These days, the most hated companies are broadband internet and pay TV providers.
These are …

Broadband, Cord Cutter »

[26 Sep 2014 | No Comment | 0 views]

If you can get it and that is all about the AT&T U-verse coverage map (below), which omits large swathes of the US. Moreover, the whole reason AT&T is giving away a year of Amazon Prime ($99) with its Skinny …

Broadband, Cord Cutter »

[20 Sep 2014 | No Comment | 0 views]

Why do nine out of 10 of Comcast customers rent a cable modem from the company when just buying cable modem at a local retailer or online could save them hundreds dollars? An industry analyst did the math and then …

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[16 Sep 2014 | No Comment | 0 views]

The Apple TV with 20 million units in circulation is still the king, but the Roku is the rising star. In fact, the more than 10 million insurgent over-the-top streamers have been sold, including the one sitting on top of …

Cord Cutter, iTunes, Music, movies, TV »

[7 Sep 2014 | No Comment | 0 views]

Everybody knows Roku delivers streaming video — Netflix, Hulu, NFL Now, MBL, etc — to the TV in your living room. However, Roku streaming audio brings your iTunes collection, internet radio, etc into the front lounge with dozens of apps …

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[27 Aug 2014 | One Comment | 0 views]

IPTV (internet protocol television) provider Aereo was well on its way to kicking the snot out of cable TV and satellite TV providers when the US Supreme Court killed Aereo. Regardless, the local broadcast TV + IPTV DVR business model …

Broadband, Cord Cutter »

[20 Aug 2014 | No Comment | 0 views]

Never the twain shall meet. A recent survey shows pay TV prices are rising at twice the rate of inflation. Meanwhile, set top box maker Roku is integrating its over-the-top functionality into flat panel TVs, helping reduce cost.
The IB Times, …

Cord Cutter »

[15 Aug 2014 | No Comment | 0 views]

America’s top cable providers now have more broadband internet customers than pay TV customers, but only just. While most cable customers subscribe to both broadband and pay TV, the internet as thing is likely already bigger than TV — but …

Broadband, Cord Cutter »

[12 Aug 2014 | No Comment | 0 views]

And, your opinion on the matter only matters if you make yourself heard! The US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is seeking public comment on a proposed rule change that would increase the minimum speed legally considered broadband from 4Mbps down …

Cord Cutter »

[8 Aug 2014 | No Comment | 0 views]

Only in the mind of a pay TV executive and industry analyst could the anticipated loss of “only” 400,000 subscribers be considered a victory. Why? Because those 400,000 cord cutters are complemented by hundreds of thousands of “cable nevers” (ie …

Cord Cutter »

[6 Aug 2014 | No Comment | 0 views]

Cord cutting is very much a thing and, no matter what many of them say in public, the cable companies are acutely aware of this fact. And, although the public broadband vs pay TV debate rages on, the cable providers …

Cord Cutter »

[1 Aug 2014 | No Comment | 0 views]

Cord cutting is definitely a thing and not just on this side of the pond. New data covering European pay TV shows that cable and satellite subscriptions are on the decline and that is a good thing™.
A fresh IHS Technology …

Cord Cutter »

[29 Jul 2014 | 3 Comments | 0 views]

Dirty little cord cutter secret is that cable TV is out, but cable broadband is on the rise. Yes, the Fairer Platform family has cut the TV cord, but still pays Time Warner for cable broadband every month.
And, lots of …

Cord Cutter, Reviews, how to »

[27 Jul 2014 | No Comment | 0 views]

The infographic says it all — HD antenna using people are a thing. Last year, 19.3 percent or roughly one in five American households relied solely on over the air (OTA) broadcast HD for live television, up from 17.8 percent …

Cord Cutter, Music, movies, TV »

[21 Jul 2014 | 13 Comments | 6 views]

The 60 million Americans who rely on free to broadcast television must pull together to stop satellite and cable TV’s illegal and immoral assault! They’re coming for our content, people, and KeepMyTV.org is hear to help!
So, first of all, KeepMyTV.org …