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061: How Cord Cutters Watch NFL and College Football in 2017

With football season quickly approaching Dennis explains how you can watch both NFL and College football without a Pay TV subscription. Watching the NFL without cable TV in 2017: What about NCAA College Football: All about TV Antennas: Please Subscribe to The Show on iTunes, Stitcher, or your Podcast...

Duration: 00:37:56

Net Neutrality and Cord Cutting Good, Nazis Bad

This episode we discuss everybody losing their heads on Disney’s announcement about their new streaming services. We also discuss some Ajit Pai shadiness at the FCC as it pertains to broadband standards. We also conflicted over Nazis being more popular than the FCC’s plan on repealing Net Neutrality. We live in the upside down. (2:10) Ajit Pai is trying to lower broadband standards: ...

Duration: 01:02:15

059: ESPN, Disney, and CBS, Bet Big on Streaming

With pay TV networks losing subscribers hand over fist, Networks are turning toward over the top streaming. Today we discuss what Disney, ESPN, CBS, and other networks are planning for cord cutters over the next year. (00:53) Pay TV lost 1 million in q2 this year (4:45) Disney\ESPN is putting out a couple streaming services Press Release:...

Duration: 00:59:45

A Lack of Internet Access and How Title II Can Fix It

Dennis and Joel discuss the state of internet access in rural America, and why it hurts all Americans. They also discuss how so few companies came to control how we access the Internet. They also discuss what we can do to change it. (1:20) The worst Broadband in America Article that inspired this segment: (20:46) Internet Access In America: How did we get here? (40:20) Why the state of Internet...

Duration: 01:05:03

057: There’s Evidence of Cord Cutting but Not Much Else

Today we’ve got Nielsen numbers to go over to see how many people are cutting the cord. We talk about the cable TV industry swearing it’s now competitive, and we have a whole bunch of news on the FCC, most notably how they’re getting sued. We also discuss Ajit Pai playing a game of hide the data that just got FOIA requested. (4:58) We cover the new Nielsen numbers and find out how many people are cutting the cord and dropping Pay TV Link to Nielsen Total Audience Report : ...

Duration: 01:13:20

056: Polls for and Propaganda Against Net Neutrality

In today's show, we discuss the White Houses hedge regarding Net Neutrality. We also discuss what polls look like on the issue of Net Neutrality. Finally, we discuss the terrible arguments and outright propaganda you may have heard when it comes to open the internet. We kick off the show with a bit of a recap of last week's health care analogy and how we seemed to have kicked off a chain reaction in Washington. . . maybe. 22:20 The White House states it’s position on Net Neutrality 39:20...

Duration: 01:12:43

055: Lies, Damn Lies, and ISPs (and Health Care)

Be warned. This episode is our most political episode to date. We discuss the tactics being employed by anti-Net Neutrality forces, how they are taking this tactic from politicians lead, and how it's destroying our system of government. (2:20) Net Neutrality Day explained What companies are doing - (7:10) The Big ISP attempt to Co-Op Net Neutrality by flat out lying. AT&T - ...

Duration: 01:07:50

054: Bad News for PlayStation VUE and Disney

We've updated the way we do the show notes to make things a bit easier to find in each episode. Below you will find the topics discussed in this episode along with a timestamp of when we start discussing it. We hope you listen to the entire episode, but we understand that not everyone has the time to do so. (1:36) Playstation Vue surprises customers with a big price hike. We also cover the current subscriber numbers for the top Pay TV and streaming services. Top pay TV services...

Duration: 01:15:41

053: Interview With MobiTV CEO Charlie Nooney

Today, Dennis interviews Charlie Nooney. He’s a been an executive at Walt Disney Company and technicolor. Presently, the CEO of a company called MobiTV. And they have a technology platform that may help the Pay TV industry innovate in a way that may actually give customers what they want. Links for today's show: MobiTV - OTT Streaming is eating PayTV's Lunch -...

Duration: 00:52:21

052: Technology, Globalization, and Jobs

This episode covers current and developing technologies that have impacted the job market. It's only just beginning. Links for Todays Show AI Benefits to Healthcare Industry - Globalization and automation – Truck driving has been immune until now - ...

Duration: 01:11:24

051: Why You Should Care About HDR TV

This episode covers the competing HDR (High Dynamic Range) TV specification and why it's much more important than 4K TV. We also discuss Netflix recent change of heart on Net Neutrality and Dennis has a new found love for Roku Smart TV. What is HDR - Netflix joins the fight to save Net Neutrality - Battle for the Net -...

Duration: 00:45:10

050: Cable TV is Failing and Other News

In this episode what the head of a major pay TV lobby said about the future of cable TV. We also discuss Mohu's wireless TV antenna, Verizon's streaming service, a lawsuit against a popular Kodi plugin, and rural broadband Internet. Links for Todays show: Cable TV is Failing - Beta Testing Verizon Streaming Service -...

Duration: 01:12:02

049: Streaming Live TV and Cord Cutting Savings

Today we discuss a real life story of saving money by cutting the cord. We also cover five different streaming services that allow you to cut the cord and watch stream live TV over the Internet Links for Todays Show Finding Affordable Internet - Sling TV - DirecTV Now - Hulu TV -...

Duration: 01:06:12

048: Affordable Wireless Home Internet is Coming

In today's episode we discuss the next generation of wireless internet and how it will change how we all access the Internet. It will also provide provide affordable high speed Internet access to those that currently do not have it. Decent summary of 5G - Comcast/Charter non compete - Verizon's plans for 5G - ...

Duration: 01:00:06

047: How and Why You Should Cut the Cord in 2017

In todays episode we discuss why you should drop your pay TV package in 2017 if you haven't already. We also cover how to ease into the cord cutting lifestyle while saving money and adding more time to your day. Here are some important links discussed in the show. Affordable Internet Plans - How to choose the right antenna - Want to hear the episode on...

Duration: 01:00:42

Emergency Podcast: Net Neutrality Shots Fired

So it begins. Trumps FCC started to roll back Net Neutrality. We are sounding the alarm! Make sure to log your comments at or use John Olivers like at

Duration: 00:38:01

046: Cyber Attack at the FCC

This episode Dennis and Joel discuss the cyber attack no one is talking about. Comment at the FCC to support Net Neutrality - DDoS attack on The FCC - Comment Bot Attack on the FCC - and...

Duration: 01:16:46

045: Hulu Live TV - It's Methadone for Cable TV Addicts

In this episode we discuss the new Hulu Live TV service, what net neutrality has to do with cord cutting, and talk about why Ajit Pai's argument to kill Net Neutrality is ultimately doomed to fail, as long as we all voice our concerns to the FCC. Voice your support for Net Neutrality: Hulu's new Live TV service: Pay TV has worst quarter ever:...

Duration: 01:04:53

044: Net Neutrality Explained

Dennis and Joel cover the history of Net Neutrality in America, which dates back to 1860. Leave a Comment with the FCC to support Net-Neutrality (Proceeding 17-108) A written Guide to Net Neutrality: FCC Docket to kill Net Neutrality - Please Subscribe to The Show in iTunes, Stitcher, or your Podcast...

Duration: 01:13:40

043: The Plan To Break The Internet

In this episode Dennis and Joel discuss the FCC’s plan to Kill net Neutrality and were also going to talk about a letter that congress wrote to try and fix the privacy mess they created. Finally cut the cable TV cord in eight easy steps - Congressman “The Cable Guy” - ...

Duration: 01:13:54

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