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Should You Cut The Cable?

Posted March 19, 2015 by Webpass

With all the different streaming options coming on the market, 2015 is going to be the year cable diminishes and streaming takes over. What things should you take into consideration when thinking about cutting the cable?

1. Is there one streaming service that covers all my favorite shows? Most people subscribe to a variety of different streaming services since no one option provides every channel or show.
2. What about DVR? You won’t need it. Whether it’s Netflix or Sling TV both have DVR-like features so consider discontinuing your DVR subscription an additional cost saving.
3. How much will it cost? Thanks to our friends over at Slate, you can enter your current cable and Internet costs, select your desired streaming channels, and see the cost differential using this Cut The Cord Calculator.
4. What if cutting the cable is more expensive than my current bundled package? It’s not just about saving money. Cutting the cord gives you the freedom to choose what shows you pay for. After a few months, you might discover having both Hulu and Amazon are not a necessity. Before you know it you’ll be paying less than your original bundled plan.
5. Will your existing Internet connection support streaming services? The bad news is if you are currently experiencing below 10 Mbps streaming is not going to be a pleasant experience. The good news is Webpass delivers speeds that are necessary for uninterrupted streaming. However, to ensure a happily ever after with your streaming channels make sure you are plugged directly into the Ethernet cable.

About Webpass, Inc.

Founded in San Francisco in 2003, Webpass is revolutionizing what customers can expect from their ISP. We are now part of Google Fiber thanks to our leading-edge approach. We pride ourselves on delivering simple Internet service designed around the needs of our customers. Unlike our competitors, we own and operate our Ethernet network, eliminating dependence on phone and cable companies. This successful formula has helped us quickly become one of the fastest Internet providers around. We offer business Internet connections from 10 - 1000 Mbps and residential Internet connections from 100 Mbps - 1 Gig. Webpass currently operates in the major urban markets of San Francisco, Oakland, San Diego, Miami, Chicago, Boston, and Denver. You can sign up for residential services, or contact our sales team for business service.