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The best TV not on TV

Looking for great TV, cord cutters? Don’t waste your time on cable as most of the great TV shows of 2015 are available online. Besides the new, original content offered weekly via Netflix, Hulu, Crackle, and Amazon (covered previously in Cut the Cord), there’s a vast amount of excellent TV content that’s only available online. Some of these shows are produced by, and star, the biggest names in Hollywood.

The greatest thing about cord cutting is the tremendous range of content you can access, which cable subscribers miss out on. This week, we explore some of the online options for finding old favorites and discovering new programs. We think you’ll agree that some of the best TV out there is not on cable TV.

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Ask an Exec: Will Ting Internet have a pre-order system?

Don R. asks if we’ll consider “neighborhood leaders” or some sort of pre-order system so areas with high demand for Ting Internet can get pushed up the priority list.

Adam Eisner responds with some insight into our current rollout in Charlottesville, our plans for 2016 and the best way to help us consider bringing Ting Internet to your community.

Got questions? Ask away and we’ll do our best to have a member of our executive team answer.

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Setting Up Your Antenna For Free HD TV


Last week in our series on cutting the cord, we discussed different antenna types and how to choose the right one for you in order to watch a wide range of content, from live sports to your favorite primetime shows. OTA TV reception is a lot like radio reception in that where you put your antenna will affect how well it works. What is located around the antenna can also affect how well it works.

So this week, we’ll share some installation advice and safety tips to help you get it set up properly. Though there may not be such a thing as the “perfect” location for your new antenna, with a little patience and the right tools, you can find the optimal location to receive glorious HDTV over the air for free.

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How to watch the Big Three networks and others for free

In our series on cutting the cord, we’ve discussed several alternative services to get the video content you love. This week, we take a look at one of the most under-appreciated aspects of cord cutting: the antenna. With an antenna, you can get a wide range of free content. No longer does an antenna just give you three or four stations; now an antenna can get you everything from movie channels and classics to new local stations offering 24/7 weather and news coverage, on top of your normal network channels like CBS, FOX, and ABC.

It’s important to do some research before purchasing an antenna, and this article covers some variables you should consider such as the reception in your area, and the material your roof is made of.

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Ask an Exec: What are the key factors in choosing a Ting Internet town?

K P Lee writes in, “What are your key considerations in determining where you install fiber optic cable? I would love to see optical fiber Internet offered in Diamond Bar CA (Los Angeles County).”

Director of Ting Networks Adam Eisner discusses a few different factors we consider while making plans to expand to new communities and cities.

Cut the cord by streaming free legal content

nbcIn previous installments of cut the cord, we’ve discussed a number of alternatives to cable, primarily, paid services that offer the television shows and movies you love.

This week, we look at some of the free legal options available for streaming media. If you’re looking for new content, original series, foreign films or even childhood favorites, there’s an increasingly large number of free services to choose from. This short list highlights just a few of the most popular services on the market to whet your appetite.

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