• January 22, 2019
  • 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
  • 2375 Churchill Downs
    The Villages, FL 32162 United States
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Cutting the Cord…Life After Cable

About This Event

Cord-cutting–the act of severing the traditional link to cable television–has grown substantially in recent years as two factors collide: the availability of a host of new options on the home entertainment market, and growing dissatisfaction with cable companies’  price/reliability/service model. On this first factor, the past few years have brought services like Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, Sling TV, Huku, Roku, and others into the mainstream vocabulary, while on the second factor, many households have begun to take exception to what is perceived as a continual ramp up of pricing from the cable companies and somewhat of a deterioration in reliability and service levels.

For many households, price has been the driver to consider dropping their cable service in favor of a newer, cheaper option. Yes, the cable companies gleefully advertise that their contract gives you hundreds and hundreds of channels, and it breaks down to perhaps pennies for each of them. But realistically, how many different channels do you really want? Most people typical have only a handful of favorites, maybe a half dozen or so, while the “hundreds and hundreds” available on cable are rarely–if ever–accessed. Here’s where the pay-as-you-go options of the rapidly emerging streaming market emerge as attractive alternatives.

OK, but how do I get there? What do I need to have to get there? And when I get there, what have I given up? These and many other relevant questions will be answered in this informative two-hour session presented by the Foundation. Experts from Best Buy’s “Geek Squad” training staff will explain the marketplace, covering the equipment and contract details you’ll need to consider in order to take the leap.

Special Note: This session has been organized for The Villages Deaf Senior Citizens organization. Limited space will be available for the general public and non-Villages residents, so register early!

Here are the details:

Date:     Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Time:     1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Place:    Churchill Recreation Center – 2375 Churchill Downs, The Villages, FL 32162

There is no cost for this workshop, and light refreshments will be served.

To register: Contact the AMAC Foundation, 888-750-2622 or email: [email protected]

Deadline for reservation is Friday, January 18, 2019

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