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A cord cutter’s look at the Consumer Electronics Show 2017

Consumer Electronics Show

The Consumer Electronics Show (CES) is one of the biggest tech trade shows in the world, with over 160,000 people descending on Las Vegas every January to get a look at what will be new, hot, and exciting this year.

We were lucky enough to be in attendance this year and were able to meet with a wide range of representatives from companies like Sling TV, Mohu Antennas, NewsOn, Tablo and many others.

We’re tremendously excited about the following products appearing at CES this year that are specifically for cord cutters.

Streaming international TV is the way to go

Do you love watching international TV? Are you a fan of British TV, or are you wishing you had access to your home TV online while abroad? In the past, accessing international TV shows meant waiting for them to come out on DVD, or paying for very expensive add-on packages from your cable company — just to get a couple of channels.

Now, fans of international TV have a huge lineup of streaming options for watching their favorite TV shows live, or even on demand.

To assist you, we’ve put together a short guide on watching popular international programming and sports while you’re in the United States.

2017 is going to be an exciting year for cord cutters

2017 is going to be an exciting year for cord cutters

2016 was a great year for cord cutters. PlayStation Vue went national, Netflix went worldwide, DirecTV jumped on the cord-cutting movement, and hundreds of other services and announcements made their appearance in 2016.

2017 looks to be even more exciting for cord cutters. With a long list of new streaming services and several possible new devices coming out, we want to bring you in on some of the things we know and the things we expect to happen in 2017.

Cord cutting for holiday travels

Entertainment for the family during the holidays

Traveling for the holidays?

If you’ll be traveling for the holidays but still want access to shows and movies while you’re away from home, we’ve got good news. Now, traveling as a cord cutter can feel just like being a cord cutter at home.

Here is our guide to taking your cord cutting content with you. From downloading your favorite shows to having the right streaming player for your hotel, we have you covered!

Avoid the trap of trying to make cord cutting look like cable TV

Our Netflix movie night socks

I have been helping people become cord cutters for about three years. From day one, I have heard a lot of talk about how cord cutting is not less expensive than cable TV. I could not disagree more because my family saves over $2,000 a year! Also, studies have shown that, on average, cord cutters save over $1,000 a year.

Often, when I talk with people who say they cannot save money by cord cutting I find they are subscribing to five or more services. For example, one person had a very high package of PlayStation Vue, CBS All Access, Netflix, Hulu, HBO Now and Amazon Prime.

This is a major mistake I often see people make. They try to make cord cutting look just like cable by focusing on the number of channels they get, rather than whether they are getting the shows they want. Cord cutting can be a great way to save money and still watch your content, but you need to look at it differently.

So, here are a few guidelines on how you can avoid the trap of trying to make cord cutting just like cable.

Ting Cville fiber Internet update: December 2016

Eagles Landing

New Construction

It may be cold outside, but fiber network construction and installs are still underway here in Cville. In fact, in regards to installations, our construction team has tripled capacity these last few weeks!

Maybe you’ve seen our Ting trucks around Redfields, Johnson Village, Fry’s Spring and Greenbrier lately. We’re also building out to Eagles Landing which is a 280 unit apartment complex. Each unit will be receiving Ting’s crazy fast fiber Internet as an included amenity.

Johnson Elementary School Check

Johnson Village Elementary fundraiser

Earlier we announced that for every pre-order we received from Johnson Village up until the end of October, we would make a $100 donation to Johnson Elementary School. We’re proud to say that together, we were able to raise $4500 and we recently presented a check in that amount to the school’s principal. Click the image above to find out how the school intends to put the donation to good use. Thank you, Johnson Village!

Festive Special

Have you heard about our Festive Special? There are only a couple days left to sign up for a gig and get free install and a free Ting Internet box, a nearly $400 value. This offer only applies to addresses that are in an area where the Ting fiber network has already been built. How will you know if that’s you? Just run your address. If you can place an order, that’s you. If you instead get prompted to pre-order, this promotion doesn’t apply to you… but our sweet pre-order offers may well.

Order by December 16 to take advantage of our best deal yet, and you can set up your install to take place anytime between now and January 16, 2017.

Order today