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Old 10-26-2018, 09:41 AM
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It’s earnings season, and we are slowly getting a look at the number of TV subscribers each traditional pay-TV service is losing every month. So far, Comcast, AT&T, Spectrum, and Verizon Fios have reported losses totaling 669,000.
According to the earning reports, Verizon Fios lost 151,000 subscribers, Comcast lost 106,000 subscribers, Spectrum lost 66,000 subscribers, and AT&T lost 346,000 subscribers totaling 669,000 subscribers in the third quarter of 2018. This works out to 233,000 Americans canceling traditional pay-TV every month or about 7,700 people canceling cable TV every day. At this rate, just these four pay-TV providers will lose almost 2.8 million subscribers over the next year.

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Old 10-26-2018, 10:01 AM
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This link to Cord Cutters News is excellent. I have only just started reading through it, but I am amazed at the amount of easy to understand info it contains. I am into cutting the Cord, however I am running into some real hesitation from the person who shares my life! He needs to turn on the box and have what he wants to watch right in front of him! It is hard to wrap your head around technology if you are not really into it. I shall persevere.
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Old 10-26-2018, 10:19 AM
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Lots of great info.….sometimes people find change difficult......good luck!
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Old 10-27-2018, 07:32 AM
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I sure can understand cutting the Comcast cord. Worst service ever!
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For Comcast, 106,000 cable customers reprsents only 1 in 200 customers. Also, during the same period, they added 363,000 Internet customers. So, I wouldn't count them out just yet. Also, the streaming service companies are providing essentially the same product as the cable companies. The only real difference is the cost. So, the changes noted are just a result of price competition.
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I just removed my xfinity and replaced it with Century Link fiber 1gb internet service. They gave free install, free modem and router, and $65 per month. I subscribe to Direct TV Now, Netflix, and Prime video. I stream them with an Apple Tv, Amazon Firestick, and a Roku Ultra. Wonderful performance and more than 70 live channels including all locals. The $65 per month is guaranteed to NEVER increase. No contract. Total cost to install $65.

Very happy speeds are somewhere about 300 mbps. I play video games, watch TV, use Alexa, listen to Amazon Music and Pandora, surf the web, get email, etc. No problem buffering or having plenty of bandwidth speed.

I have three TVs, two Xboxes, Alexa, Google Home, wifi light bulbs and switches, two MacBooks, and an iPad.

Direct TV Now is a streaming service with 65 channels costing $40/month plus Netflix and I am an Amazon Prime customer.

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I have decided to wait a little while longer to "cut the cord".
All of the different alternatives/options are in their infancy. Like the cable business did, they will get bigger, they will standardize offerings, hence more stuff one doesn't need, new equipment to service the growth all resulting in increasing prices....see Direct TV Now changes.

I am one of those who would like an alternative but have not found any one or combination that offers the convenience of current cable/satellite capability.

It will shake out and the new and better will evolve.
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I think I will soon be out of streaming options. I have Amazon Prime, Playstation Vue, and Netflix. In the past week or so, I can only watch 10-20 minutes of any of these before I get a black screen and have to re-set everything. Has anybody else noticed this? I have Comcast Internet.
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I sure can understand cutting the Comcast cord. Worst service ever!
My greatest joy was walking into Comcast with my box of "stuff", with comcast name outside of box with circle around name and giant slash, oh happy day, oh happy day!...Now if I could figure out how to drop their wifi, I'd be a happy camper, unfortunately an antenna is not the answer in our tree lined streets,
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My greatest joy was walking into Comcast with my box of "stuff", with comcast name outside of box with circle around name and giant slash, oh happy day, oh happy day!...Now if I could figure out how to drop their wifi, I'd be a happy camper, unfortunately an antenna is not the answer in our tree lined streets,
Have you checked with Century Link to see if you have fiber optic on your street?

See post #6

I have it and love it. $45.00 even a month for life.
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Have you checked with Century Link to see if you have fiber optic on your street?

See post #6

I have it and love it. $45.00 even a month for life.
Checked web site...not available (in our village).
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I think I will soon be out of streaming options. I have Amazon Prime, Playstation Vue, and Netflix. In the past week or so, I can only watch 10-20 minutes of any of these before I get a black screen and have to re-set everything. Has anybody else noticed this? I have Comcast Internet.
We have Comcast and stream YouTubetv, Netflix and Amazon with Chromecast devices and haven’t experienced any problems.
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Have you checked with Century Link to see if you have fiber optic on your street?

See post #6

I have it and love it. $45.00 even a month for life.
We can get Century link BUT have been told, speed is slower than comcast.
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We can get Century link BUT have been told, speed is slower than comcast.
Not Century Link over copper wire..... Century Link Fiber Optics. Big difference! I went from Century Link DSL to Fiber Optics. As it turns out it was on the street already they just had to bring it into our house. Had the land line phone taken out at the same time and the C/L bill went down over $20.00 ( it was unplugged from the wall most of the time anyway.) Tried streaming the next day and liked it. You know what came next..... I made the trip to ComCast with a large box of their equipment and never looked back.
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