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Build your own home TV antenna with a paperclip or clothes hanger

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A TV antenna is a great way to get a multitude of HD channels including, in many areas, ABC, CBS, FOX and NBC for free. While you can buy an antenna for under $50 at stores such as Walmart or Target, you can also build your own antenna with items you likely already have in your house.

Here are two ways to make a cheap and easy antenna for your TV.

One note before we get started: if you have a smart TV you will need to use its menu to scan for channels after you install the antenna. To do this, go to settings on your TV. There you will find a channels menu with an option to scan for local channels. Without this step, your TV will not show all the available channels.

Short term and long term plans for Ting Internet?

Recently, Melissa asked, “what are the short and long term plans for Ting Internet?”

So we knocked on some corner office doors and got VP of Sales and Marketing, Michael Goldstein, and CEO, Elliot Noss, to answer.

What is a good upload speed? Why upload makes all the difference

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What is a good upload speed? This post will talk about the speed most Internet Service Providers (ISPs) don’t advertise. We’re going to cover why upload speed matters and what a bad upload speed can impact in your day-to-day Internet experience.

Ting Internet offers symmetrical gigabit Internet. That means our advertised download speeds are equal to our upload speeds. We believe the answer to the question, what is a good upload speed? is: a symmetrical one.

Can you get gigabit speeds from copper cable? Or, Why DOCSIS 3.1 is BULLSHIS 2.0

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Why your cable company can’t provide true gigabit Internet on their existing network

You may have heard of Data Over Cable Service Interface Specification (DOCSIS) 3.1 as a fiber-rivaling technology that will bring gigabit speeds to homes already equipped with copper cable.

You may also have heard Internet Service Providers (ISPs) in your area advertising “gigabit speed” without having built fiber infrastructure.

For what it’s worth, DOCSIS 3.1 is an impressive hack that could satisfy a lot of people. Copper networks are more prevalent than fiber networks, there’s no denying that.

The real trouble comes when DOCSIS 3.1 is treated as a mitigation strategy and as a shortcut to gigabit, rather than investing in the upgrading of telecommunications networks to full fiber to the home (FTTH) Internet. AKA, the kind of work Ting does.

Our Internet needs have changed and old copper networks are struggling and breaking under the load. That’s why copper is the past and fiber is the future.

Looking for alternatives to Cable TV? Introducing YouTube TV

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Cut the cord by finding alternatives to cable like YouTube TV

If you’re looking for alternatives to cable TV, you’re in luck because there are a growing number of live TV streaming services in the United States. One of the newer services, YouTube TV, is quickly becoming one of the most popular. Let’s take a look at what you need to know about YouTube TV.

From live TV streaming to big mergers: five cord-cutting trends to watch for in 2019

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Looking back, 2018 was an amazing year for cord cutting. Never before has it been so easy to cut the cord and still watch the shows you love. Now, 2019 looks like it will be even better for cord cutters.

Here are five cord-cutting trends to watch for in 2019.

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