March 2018 Cord-Cutting Resources
Tuesday, March 6th, 2018 @ 2:56PM
March 2018 Cord-Cutting Workshops: What You Need
State Representatives Randy Hunt (R-Sandwich), Sarah Peake (D-Provincetown), Will Crocker (R-Barnstable), and Tim Whelan (R-Brewster), and state Senator Julian Cyr (D-Truro) are hosting a series of five cord-cutting workshops across Cape Cod.
An interactive presentation, created by Randy Hunt, educates Cape Codders on how to save money on monthly bills by exploring alternatives to cable and satellite TV. Hunt walks attendees through some of the options, and explain how they work and how much they cost. The presentation includes a live demonstration and Q&A session.
Attendees can expect to learn more about over-the-air programming, streaming equipment (such as Apple TV and Roku), and streaming services (such as Sling TV, Netflix, Amazon Prime, Hulu, and CBS All Access). Consumers will also discover how they can use their internet connection to eliminate their landline telephone service.
The workshops are an extension of the Cape legislators’ efforts to invigorate Barnstable County’s residential high-speed internet service sector. In coordination with local leaders and stakeholders, they are exploring routes through which competition can be promoted, consumer costs lowered, and access to high-speed internet expanded.
The workshops are collaborations between the 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 campus’ Studio Theatre between two sessions.
Randy produced an informational packet on cord cutting that is available for download here. Printed copies are distributed at workshops.
For more information on cord cutting, please visit Representative Randy Hunt’s website.
Monday, March 5, 2018
Who: Rep. Hunt and the Sandwich Council on Aging
What: Sandwich Cord-Cutting Workshop
When: 1:00PM-2:00PM and 2:30PM-3:30PM
Where: Sandwich Council on Aging, Big Room, 270 Quaker Meeting House Road, East Sandwich, MA 02537
Friday, March 9, 2018
Who: Reps. Hunt, Crocker, and Whelan; Sen. Cyr; Yarmouth Public Library; Yarmouth Senior Center
What: Yarmouth Cord-Cutting Workshop
When: 1:30PM-2:30PM and 3:00PM-4:00PM
Where: Yarmouth South Library, 312 Old Main Street, South Yarmouth, MA 02664
Friday, March 23, 2018
Who: Reps. Hunt and Peake; Sen. Cyr; Harwich Council on Aging
What: Harwich Cord-Cutting Workshop
Where: Harwich Community Center, Multipurpose Room, 100 Oak Street, Harwich, MA 02645
Listen to Randy discuss cord cutting on WXTK’s Ed Lambert in the Morning (2/5/18):