Monday, July 20, 2015

Is it Possible to Ditch Cable?

Cable companies have had a deep hook in the entertainment industry for decades. As a matter of fact, they are still poised to hold ransom America’s entertainment, though they seem now more willing simply to focus on providing some great programming. Why are they working so diligently on programming then, when they’re quite literally poised to hold everything you watch on television in the palm of their hands?

They can see what’s coming. Not through any mystical nonsense or crystal-ball reading, but rather through the technology that is being developed today, and will likely make its way into our living rooms in the next 25 years or so. Cable companies know that they’re going to have to evolve quickly if they intend to remain relevant through the 21st century. As wireless tech evolves, traditional hard-line cable will be stretched to the breaking point. Impossible, you say? Check out an article on wireless power transmission, and you’ll get an idea for how far-reaching the consequences are for cable companies falling behind. That’s why you’re seeing large-dollar, feature-quality programming on just about all the cable networks combined with the ability to watch those shows any time. That’s the future, and they’re trying to get out ahead of it.

So, the possibilities for ditching cable all together are abundant. If you haven’t already tried saving a few bucks by going with high-speed internet alone instead of cable and phone service add-ons, then you might be just a bit too attached to Wheel of Fortune. All those programs you enjoy are available to stream through capable devices and newer televisions, and even if you buy several in addition to the internet fee through the month, chances are good you’ll save money. Some of the programs might even be free to stream through low-cost subscription services like Hulu or Netflix.

If you’ve been thinking about giving up cable, I would urge you to give it a try. You might be surprised by how easy it is to get by without all that filler programming they stuff in between your favorite shows!

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