January 17, 2020

Cutting The Cord Just Makes Cents


Let’s face it … change is hard sometimes. We all get comfortable in our everyday routines and life seems easier if we just go with the flow – you know, status quo! “If it isn’t broke, don’t fix it,” right? But what if that “old way” is costing us more money? If you’re still paying for cable TV each month, you’ve seen rapid and frequent rate increases for cable service over the last few years. Between 2009 and 2019, rates for cable TV have increased by over 53%!

Why Are Cable Prices Rising?

The reason that cable prices continue to increase is that video providers (networks, media companies, etc.) continue to increase the fees that they charge service providers to offer their programming. One key factor is that networks have their own rising expenses, like paying sports leagues for the right to air their programming. This affects you, the consumer, as the price you pay for TV services must be adjusted to align with these rising costs. The bad news is, cable prices will continue to rise no matter what provider you have. The good news is, YOU HAVE THE FREEDOM TO CHOOSE HOW YOU WATCH TV.

Stream the TV Programming You Want

How many times have you caught yourself scrolling through the hundreds of channels offered by your cable company and there are only a handful of channels you find interesting? Networks and TV stations charge your cable company a fee whether you watch them or not. This means you are paying for a lot of channels that you don’t want.

When the choice is yours, you save money over cable prices because you customize the viewing options for your family and your budget. Want to watch live TV? Want more sports options? What about content for kids? There is a streaming service for you. Having the ability to customize and control your programming means that you only pay for what you want and you free yourself from the rising cost of cable.

Ready to Make the Switch to Streaming?

There are three easy steps:

  1. Choose a fast, reliable Internet service. A fiber-based network – like Point Broadband with speeds up to 1 Gig – makes it easy to stream video to your Smart TV or streaming device.
  2. Use a Smart TV or streaming device. Smart TVs are ready to stream out of the box OR you can purchase a streaming device for an older television. Streaming services also give you the convenience of streaming through your computer, tablet or smart phone so you can watch TV programming anywhere!
  3. Choose your streaming providers. Most stations and channels are streaming now, from HBO and NFL Network to the Food Network. Some of these platforms are free, and others have a monthly subscription fee. However, even the fee-based providers are typically cheaper than most cable subscriptions.

With perpetually rising cable bills and more streaming options than ever before, cutting the cord has never been easier. Enhance your entertainment and your budget. The experts at Point Broadband can provide Internet service, speed, and consistency that your new cordless life needs.

You can find more information on cutting the cord and streaming your TV programming on our streaming page.