Happy New Year! (Here’s Your Price Hike)
If you haven’t cut the cord yet then you might want to think of doing so in 2018. The cable companies have announced new price hikes for the new year. According to Stop The Cap, Comcast, Dish, DirecTV, and Charter will be raising their rates, or as Charter calls it “rate adjustments”, in several areas.
According to the site, Comcast has been under pressure from Wall Street analysts who think that broadband internet access is too cheap. Let’s face the fact that in 2018 internet access is an essential utility just like water and electricity. Since there is little or no competition for internet access the ISP’s can and will charge extortionate prices.
One Way To Fight Back
One way to fight back is to get ONLY internet access from these corporations, no more bundling or “triple play” options. Drop their phone service if you have it. You probably have a cell phone, so why pay twice for phone service? If you need or prefer a landline here are some alternatives:
Cut The Cord!
If you can receive a broadcast tv signal buy an antenna!
If you can’t get a reliable TV signal, or you want to supplement your TV antenna, here are just some of the LEGAL streaming options.
One Final Note
Cord cutting isn’t meant to be a replacement for cable TV. It’s meant to be an alternative. Only get the programs that you want instead of channels full of programs that you don’t! That being said, if you do want a specific channel, by all means, find an internet bundle that suits you, like Sling TV, DirectTV Now, Hulu, Philo TV, or YoutubeTV. There are many, many more streaming options out there in 2018. But to truly cut the cord, just get the shows you want to watch through Amazon Video, Vudu, or Google Play Movies & TV. In the long run, depending on how many shows you want, it’s a lot cheaper than subscribing to a service, even an internet one.
Don’t let the cable companies bleed you dry in 2018!