Daily Archives April 17, 2019

Why Your Cable Bill Is So Darn Expensive!

is cable worth it

Save your wrath for the media giants that own lots of cable TV channels.

Cable TV is expensive. According to the FCC, the average cost of an expanded basic cable subscription reached $64.41 in 2013. The price of expanded basic cable has risen at about two and a half times the rate of inflation since 1995.

CABLE PROVIDERS LIKE TIME WARNER CABLE ARE NOT THE PRIMARY CAUSE OF SOARING CABLE BILLS.

The inexorable rise of cable prices explains why so many consumers are eager to cut the cord. But why is cable so expensive in the first place? Many people assume it is because pay-TV operators like Time Warner Cable (UNKNOWN:TWC.DL), AT&T (NYSE:T), and DIRECTV (NYSE:DTV.DL) are greedy — but that is not the whole story.

It is all about the bundle

The most frustrating thing for many c...

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The Different Types of Streaming Media Services

Different types of Streaming

The different types of streaming media services include television, movies, radio and live events. These services are accessible via the Internet, although may require specific software to access. The speed of the Internet is critical in the delivery of any streaming media service. A direct, high-speed Internet connection, such as through broadband, DSL or cable is required.

Growth of Streaming Video

Streaming media grew exponentially as the price for high-speed Internet connections dropped. Using a standard computer, most people can now access media from other countries that are not available on television. In addition to expanded access, television programs and movies also can be viewed via the Internet, usually without commercials.

The actual television program is owned by the...

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