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With the abundance of streaming services and digital content available today, watching your favorite shows (and finding new ones!) and the hottest new movie releases online has never been easier or more affordable.

Getting rid of cable and the expensive contracts can be done without sacrificing the content you want. So why not join the “cord cutting” nation?

What does it mean to cut the cord?

When you “cut the cord”, you cancel expensive cable or satellite television service. That doesn’t mean you lose access to your favorite shows!  Instead, you choose the channels and programming you want and streaming services that work for you.

Alternatives to cable include:

  • Amazon Prime
  • Netflix
  • Network channels
  • Cable channel apps accessed through streaming devices (like Apple TV and Roku)

  • Sling
  • Hulu
  • Digital video recorders (such as Tivo)
  • Websites streaming content (such as and Twitter)

Instead of an endless list of channels you’re forced to buy as a bundle, you customize your access to the content you really want.

Streaming content is now ubiquitous and easily available to anyone with a strong internet connection like DC Access. Even when you cut the cord, you can still access your favorite cable channels through options like HBO Now and Showtime Anytime.

Why cut the cord?

Cutting the cord can save you money!  

Internet only plans, without expensive cable and phone bundles, is often more affordable.  Plus, you decide which channels come into your home – who really needs the thousands of channels of programming that come with cable contracts?

It can’t be that easy to get rid of cable. What do I need to break free?

It is! All you need is your TV or a computer and you’re all set!

Streaming Devices

DC Access recommends streaming devices or SmartTVs that plug directly into your internet router or a home internet plug. This helps reduce interference that can be common on Capitol Hill.

Recommended streaming devices should be ethernet capable. Recommended options include:

  • Amazon Firestick with Ethernet Adapter and Amazon Fire TV Cube
  • Roku Ultra, AppleTV with ethernet
  • UGREEN Ethernet Adapter connected to Fire Stick, Fire TV or Chromecast
  • Playstation Vue

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