The Cord-Cutting Workshops: Articles and Resources

Friday, July 7th, 2017 @ 1:49PM

On June 27, Rep. Hunt hosted two workshops at Cape Cod Community College educating consumers on how to save money by exploring lower-cost alternatives to cable or satellite TV through cord-cutting. The workshops stemmed from his efforts to bring residential high-speed internet competition to Cape Cod through a partnership between Barnstable County and OpenCape.

Afternoon session of cord cutting workshop

Randy demonstrating how to use streaming equipment before an over-capacity audience during the afternoon session. (Photo: Kennedy Nickerson)

The workshops were great successes; the afternoon session attracted an above-capacity crowd of over 125 attendees. Nearly 70 attended the evening session.

Given their positive reception, plans to host additional seminars around the Cape are in the works. Stay tuned!

This morning, Randy offered his take on the workshops on 95 WXTK’s Ed Lambert in the Morning. You can stream the entire 53-minute segment below:


For those who were unable to attend the first round of workshops, the 18-page informational hand-out can be found on the resources page. Additionally, the August 2018 issue of Consumer Reports (which is dedicated to cord-cutting) is an excellent resource for those eager to learn more.

A link to the video feed from the afternoon session will be uploaded to this page once it is finalized, which should be soon. Notification of the video’s posting will be sent to workshop attendees and subscribers to Randy’s “General Interest” distribution list.

Cape Delegation-Sec. Ash broadband meeting - June 29

Randy (center) and fellow members of the Cape Cod Legislative Delegation meet with Jay Ash, Secretary of Housing and Economic Development; John Chapman, Undersecretary for the Office of Consumer Affairs and Business Regulation; and representatives from the Massachusetts Broadband Institute and Massachusetts Technology Collaborative at the State House on June 29. The discussion centered around efforts to bring residential high-speed internet competition to Cape Cod through a partnership between OpenCape and the 15 towns of Barnstable County. (Photo: Matt Liber)


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[…] Cape-area legislators, local senior centers and councils on aging, and libraries. They follow the successful cord-cutting workshops held at Cape Cod Community College last summer. On June 27, 2017, over 200 attendees packed the […]

Michael Casamassima
February 1, 2018 at 12:42 pm

I would like to attend the Sandwich meeting. Thank you

February 1, 2018 at 12:54 pm

Here’s the info for the Sandwich session, including the RSVP info:

Friday, March 2, 2018

Who: Rep. Hunt and the Sandwich Council on Aging
What: Sandwich Cord-Cutting Workshop
When: 1:00PM-2:00PM
Where: Sandwich Council on Aging, Big Room, 270 Quaker Meeting House Road, East Sandwich, MA 02537
RSVP: Rita Wahlstedt, or 508-888-4737
Press: Open

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