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Barton Strawn


Barton manages products, so when he writes, he likes to take a look at what products are the best for you. On CableTV, that could be getting you all of the channels you need and want or making sure you have the right cable box.

How Do I Choose a Satellite TV Provider?

by | Apr 20, 2016 | TV FAQs | 0 

Despite all the commotion about cutting the cord, 83 percent of households still pay monthly for their television service, with millennials spending 109 hours per month watching live TV. Whether it’s the access to so many HD channels, the better sports coverage, or wide availability, you know you want satellite TV. The big question is, […]

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Why Does My Cable Internet Keep Dropping?

by | Apr 13, 2016 | TV FAQs | 0 

The occasional service hiccup is to be expected with any Internet plan, but regular connectivity issues can be a huge inconvenience. If you’re dealing with a frequently dropped connection, here’s a look at five common causes for cable Internet outages — and how you can fix them.   1. There is excessive Internet traffic. Because [...]

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6 Modems That Work With Xfinity

by | Mar 30, 2016 | Equipment Guides | 0 

Do I have to use an Xfinity modem with my Xfinity cable internet? There are many modems available that are compatible, easy to install, and affordable…

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How do I find which cable companies are in my area?

by | Mar 21, 2016 | Tools, TV FAQs | 1 

Searching for cable companies in your area? Look no further! makes it easy to find providers in your area, just by searching with your zip code.

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Can I Watch TV on My Laptop, Computer, Phone, or Tablet?

by | Mar 14, 2016 | TV FAQs | 0 

Just a few years ago, watching shows and movies on your television was the norm. Today, however, it’s more common for people to watch TV on their computers, smartphones, and tablets. U.S. viewership of shows and movies on television screens declined 11 percent in 2015, and 89 percent of global TV consumers now watch video [...]

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Stop Paying the Cable Company Modem Rental Fees

by | Mar 11, 2016 | Equipment Guides | 0 

Wait! Before you dive too deep into this post, you should know that this article is out of date. Check out our updated Cable Modems Buyer's Guide. Cable customers are often surprised to find out they do not have to use their cable provider's set top boxes for programming or their modems for cable Internet. Most [...]

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Why Does Xfinity Have a Data Cap?

by | Mar 7, 2016 | TV FAQs | 0 

Internet Service Providers (ISPs) across the country regularly use data caps to regulate traffic on broadband networks, though some are more generous than others. In an effort to provide competitive services, XFINITY® by Comcast has recently started trialing higher data caps and rollover plans in select areas. For subscribers in those trial locations — or […]

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Does Xfinity Service My Area?

by | Mar 2, 2016 | TV FAQs | 0 

If you want to know whether your home is in an XFINITY service area — and what speeds and packages you can get — here’s how to find out.

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Royal Rumble: Satellite vs. Cable

by | Feb 24, 2016 | Versus Reviews | 0 

Despite the growing trend of cutting the cord, there’s still no better way to enjoy everything television has to offer — from live sports and news to first-run shows and on-demand movies — than through a cable or satellite subscription. However, actually picking a service type and provider is easier said than done. Customers who […]

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Royal Rumble: Cable vs. DSL

by | Feb 8, 2016 | Versus Reviews | 0 

Deciding between cable and DSL Internet services can be tricky, especially without having all the facts. While both types of service do the same thing in principle, they differ greatly in their technical aspects, and there are definite pros and cons to each type of service. There isn’t a cut-and-dried answer when it comes to […]

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