Cost Saving Cable Alternatives to be Presented to Cape Cod Residents

HYANNIS – Several Cape Cod legislators are seeking to inform the public about cost saving alternatives to cable television with a series of cord-cutting workshops next month.

An interactive presentation, created by State Representative Randy Hunt (R-Sandwich), aims to educate Cape Codders on how to save on monthly cable and satellite television bills by learning about over-the-air programming, along with streaming equipment – like Apple TV and Roku – and streaming services, including Netflix, Amazon Prime and Hulu.

“We were asked over and over and over again what can we do right now to save money on our TV, entertainment and telephone expenses,” Hunt said.

The workshops are a collaboration between Hunt, state representatives Sarah Peake (D-Provincetown), Will Crocker (R-Centerville) and Tim Whelan (R-Brewster), and Cape and Islands State Senator Julian Cyr (D-Truro), along with local senior centers and councils on aging, and libraries.

The seminars, which are free and open to the public, are scheduled for March 2 at the Sandwich Council on Aging, March 9 at the Yarmouth South Library and March 23 at the Harwich Council on Aging.

Hunt will walk attendees through some of the options, explain how they work and how much they cost.

The presentation includes a live demonstration and Q&A session.

“We do have ways that you can save money on your cable bills,” Hunt said. “You can look into streaming. It all depends on what you want to see and how much you want to spend.”

Hunt said some options can save residents $50 a month, $100 a month, or even more.

“There are so many options that are now available that were not available a few years ago,” said Crocker. “These workshops will provide the consumer with the information and technology necessary to make the choice that best fits their situation when it comes to internet, cable TV and telephone service.”

Peake said, “This is an important issue for many of my constituents.”

For more information on cord-cutting, visit Hunt’s website by clicking here.

Detailed information on the times of the workshops will be provided at a later date.

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