Author Topic: Cable and internet service  (Read 245 times)

Atlguy49

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Cable and internet service
« on: November 22, 2017, 10:32:17 AM »
OK, I'm new here, so forgive me ahead of time for asking this.  I know MMM doesn't do cable or watch tv, but I do.  I need solutions to my $128 cable bill.  In other words, millennials seem to have it solved with Hulu, netflix, roku, etc.  But I don't want to give up my sports and certain tv shows.  How can I cut this bill in half or is it even possible.  My other issue is my $76 internet bill which keeps going up, but maybe I'll address that in a separate post.  Thanks in advance for the advice! So glad I found this forum!

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Re: Cable and internet service
« Reply #1 on: November 22, 2017, 12:02:59 PM »
Check out the superguide linked in my sigline (both it here on the forums and the full unabridged version on my website are there), it covers pretty much everything you need. Given you're probably in Atlanta, judging from the username, you're probably in an AT&T Uverse neighborhood. TOAST.net is a prime candidate to keep your internet costs low without needless monkey dancing and renegotiating, and you don't need much more than 6Mbps ($38) to stream a single HD video feed and still have some left over for other stuff.

Regarding your sports fetish, the best and cheapest choice is to just don't look. There's plenty of logical, moral and ethical arguments against everything from college to pro league sports (to TV in general), and it doesn't take much time on the internet to find the strongest points to turn you off of the stuff. Here's one from a purely practical standpoint. Basically, let me be the first to encourage you to try doing something more constructive with your free time than turning your brain off to participate in idolatry and senseless tribal violence all wrapped in a glossy veneer of consumerism... even if that includes playing a little touch football yourself with your friends and family in the backyard.

If you must keep consuming the circuses, SlingTV offers streaming sports packages including various ESPN and/or Fox Sports packages. Works fine with a Roku. There's also no shortage of a-la-carte sports streaming subscription packages now, either.
« Last Edit: November 22, 2017, 12:10:00 PM by I.P. Daley »
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