We just ran across this great article about one man's quest to cut cable and rely solely on Internet, Netflix, and TV over the antenna. Turns out it was one of the best decisions he's ever made!
By my rough estimate, I've saved at least $3,000 since I quit cable four years ago, and I don't feel like I've really missed anything on TV.
Here's my setup:
- I pay $60 per month for my internet service from Time Warner Cable.
- I have a $25 RCA HD "rabbit ears" antenna that lets me watch network TV channels like NBC, ABC, and CBS for free over the air. I don't watch those channels very often, but it's great for major sporting events like the World Series or NFL games on Thursday nights and Sundays.
- I have an Apple TV and use it mostly to watch Netflix ($8.99 per month, but going up to $9.99 per month soon). I also use Apple TV to buy TV shows like "Mad Men" and "The Walking Dead" that are available to watch on iTunes the day after they air on cable. Those are one-time costs of about $45 for the entire season.
So, I'm paying $69 per month for Netflix and internet service, plus the occasional $45 for a full season of a TV show I enjoy.
And he doesn't even mention a handful of other services that can get you everything you need. First, every Roku or AppleTV has a ton of apps where you can watch many shows for free or incredibly cheap (Hulu, Sling TV, etc). Or, if you're already an Amazon Prime member, you also get access to a ridiculous amount of free movies & TV that already comes with your membership. Add in a rooftop antenna (we can help with this) that can reach Wausau and now you have Fox as well!
Northwoods Connect was built from the ground up to provide exceptional service with actual customer support. If we can provide your Internet service AND you can save some major dough in the process, then what's not to like?