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In today’s ever changing economic climate saving money has become the number one motivator for most families. While some families tend to save money by shopping less or eating out others look to save money by cutting back on cable TV, Internet, phone or satellite subscriptions. Often times what happens is the home owner doesn’t realize that in a rush to save money they also see a huge drop in their entertainment value.
Basic TV Channels vs. Basic Cable
What a lot people don’t realize is that basic TV channels now have a lot to offer in terms of programming. In fact, people can get access to public broadcasting stations, some government channels, local news and even some local or regional sports networks.
With new regulations from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) some cable companies have been able to scramble many local channels. If you want those channels all the subscriber in your area has to do is unscramble the signals.
With a basic cable package you will get access to basic cable TV channels as well as additional cable channels.
How To Find Free Basic TV options
Another cool option to having TV is to buy an antenna to capture a signal from the above mentioned local channels. However, this option is hit or miss and could be unreliable at times. If you have access to Internet you can simply buy a streaming device and watch TV for free through one of its supported apps or you could purchase a monthly subscription to Hulu or NetFlix. Both of these streaming options offer access to current and past TV shows.
If you would like to obtain basic cable then packages start as low as $15 per month in some areas. While there are many companies to choose from, some of the most popular are Comcast XFINITY, Time Warner Cable, Cox, Charter and Bright House Networks.
New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman sent letters to Time Warner Cable, Time Warner Cable and Cablevision Systems Corp on October 23,2015. The letter was addressing an investigation into whether or not these telecommunication companies were giving customers the Internet speed they were promised. Mr. Schneiderman requested samples from each Internet Service Provider (ISP) to prove the Internet speed was what the companies advertised. The attorney general’s office stated that they had received complaint letters from customers to investigate the companies.
Around 2014, the Federal Communications Commission released a document entitled “Measuring Broadband America – 2014.” The document highlighted multiple findings that stated 80 percent of Verizon’s DSL and Cablevision subscribers receive more speed than advertised at the time of their contract agreement. In fact, Verizon’s DSL performed at an average of 83 percent of the advertised speed which was slightly below the industry average of 91 percent. Time Warner Cable actually did well by performing at 91 percent of what their advertised speed stated.
The data compiled was not only from New York but the nation as a whole, however, when a state-by-state test is performed New York ranks 4th in the United States for receiving actually Internet speed that was advertised. In fact, New York’s top ISP’s are Time Warner Cable and Verizon FiOS.
Without us knowing the full details of Schneiderman’s complaints it seems that New York ISPs are providing great service to its subscribers on a consistent basis.