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Meet James Dalpee!  

By DC Access | Internet, WiFi

jamesMeet James Dalpee, the new DC Access Customer Service Specialist!

James is excited to join the DC Access team, assisting customers with any questions or concerns they may have. If it’s a technical question, James gets customers the assistance they need, either on the phone or often in person with one of our talented technical staff. James can also assist potential customers on the Hill and Adams Morgan get set up with DC Access service.  James prides himself on providing friendly, convenient customer service, and enjoys helping customers make the switch to DC Access.

James grew up on Capitol Hill and is happy to be part of the community again. James recently returned to town from Portland, Oregon where he has lived off and on for several years, pursuing his Master’s degree.  Now that he’s back in town, James is looking forward to becoming a DC Access customer himself, and  helping his new housemate cut the cord.

James has a passion for interior design, which he enjoys doing on the side, occasionally. He also loves to watch and play tennis, but he hasn’t had a chance to hit the courts in quite some time.

You might find James at Las Placitas, a Salvadoran seafood and papusa restaurant.  He started going there with his parents as a kid and stills enjoy it to this day. Or, you might see James looking up and admiring the beautiful architecture and design all around the Hill.

You can reach James at james@dcaccess.net or (202) 546-5898. Drop him a line or give him a call to get your new service installed, to help with paint color choices or just to say hi.

Getting Ready for Football Season – How to Stream Games

By DC Access | Internet, WiFi

nfl kickoffOne of the truest signs of fall is the kickoff to the football season.  The National Football League is set to open on Thursday September 8 when the defending Super Bowl Champs Denver Broncos take on the Carolina Panthers. Lucky for cord cutters, it’s now easier than ever to catch every moment of the season without a cable contract. So break out your lucky jersey and best tailgate recipes, and get ready for some football!

Many NFL games are broadcast on Over-The-Air channels, so it’s easy for cord cutters to catch the local game for free on NBC, CBS, or Fox.  But if you’re looking for another game on any given Sunday, there are still lots of viewing options.

Monday Night Football on ESPN – In order to catch every Monday Night Football game on ESPN, you’ll need a subscription to either SlingTV’s Orange Package or PlayStation Vue to watch the games on your TV through a streaming device like Apple TV or Roku (DC Access recommends using a wired streaming device that plugs into an ethernet port, rather than a stick).

Twitter – New this year, fans will be able to watch 10 Thursday night NFL games live on Twitter.  It’s not yet clear how exactly this partnership will work, but be sure to follow @NFL on Twitter to get the latest details!

NFL Game Pass – You can also go right to the source and buy a subscription to NFL GamePass, which gives fans access to every game ever played from 2009 to the present.  The only downside is that you can’t stream live games; replays are available immediately after the live broadcast is over. So if you want the freedom to watch your games at a time most convenient for you, NFL GamePass is a good choice.

Grab a seat on the couch, grab a beer, and settle in for the season!

Customer Spotlight – Meet Sharee Lawler!

By DC Access | Internet
img_3918Meet Sharee Lawler! Sharee and her husband Tom found DC Access in 2008 when they cancelled their cable contract and were in the midst of a “Buy Local” experiment. Sharee met Matt and Martha at the Capitol Hill Chamber of Commerce and was impressed by their dedication to the community.  Sharee decided to switch to DC Access internet and eventually added an HD antenna from Free TV DC. Sharee and her family moved to Adams Morgan in 2013, and were pleased to be able to continue using DC Access service. Sharee wrote and edited her entire first book using cloud software with DC Access service.
Sharee loves living in Adams Morgan because it is so lively, yet they live on a really quiet, leafy street. You might find Sharee at Urban Dwell, picking up special gifts – for both adults and little ones or “hiking” with her daughters near Rock Creek Park, admiring the Park Police horse stables.

Customer Spotlight – Meet Amy Rogers Nazarov

By DC Access | Internet

img_5702-2Amy Rogers Nazarov, a local freelance writer and social media manager, has been a DC Access customer for 7 years.  Amy works from home and needs reliable internet connectivity.  Amy was drawn to DC Access because they are a local company that supports the neighborhood.  She also loves that on the rare occasion that there is a service issue, Matt, Martha, and their team respond promptly and effectively.  Amy is also a big fan of The Pretzel Bakery‘s new, bigger location – all the better to wash down a Pretzel Bomb with a big glass of Basil Lemonade!