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Rachel Oaks

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Rachel has spent the past two years at CableTV.com writing articles that demystify hidden fees, DVRs, sound systems, and more. She makes door-to-door DISH and DIRECTV salespeople uncomfortable with her in-depth questions—but if that’s what it takes to get you the best TV experience, she’s happy to do it. In addition to writing for CableTV.com, Rachel’s work has been featured on Roku.com, TechGuySmartBuy.com, HowtoWatch.com, and SatelliteInternet.com.

5 Best TV Packages of 2020

by | Mar 27, 2020 | Uncategorized | 0 

DIRECTV ULTIMATE All Included Best sports package Channels: 250+ Cost: $64.99/mo.* View Package DISH America's Top 200 Best family package Channels: 240+ Cost: $84.99/mo.† View Package Hulu (No Ads) + Live TV Best streaming package Channels: 60+ Cost: $60.99/mo. View Package Jump to: DIRECTV ULTIMATE All Included | DISH America's Top 200 | Spectrum TV [...]

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HBO NOW Review 2020

by | Mar 25, 2020 | Reviews | 0 

HBO NOW is HBO®’s streaming service for cable-cutters. Unlike HBO GO—which has a similar name and look—you don’t need a cable subscription to watch HBO shows online. But most importantly, you can be part of big premiers like Game of Thrones and Veep, and you can stream other HBO shows whenever you want.

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Free and Low-Cost Cable TV Options 2020

by | Mar 23, 2020 | TV FAQs | 1 

Looking to save some money? Here are solutions to cut back on your cable or satellite television subscription without giving up TV entertainment all together.

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Best Fiber Internet Providers

by | Mar 19, 2020 | Best Of, Reviews | 0 

Here, we’ll get straight into the best fiber internet providers so you can get all those glass strands hooked up to your house and plug into the fastest, most-reliable internet connection around.

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Frustrated with Data Caps? Find Out Which Providers Limit Your Data and Why

by | Mar 18, 2020 | TV FAQs | 3 

Many ISPs cap data, but not all. With internet technology advancing, some brands are raising their data ceilings, offering unlimited plans, or eliminating caps altogether. As you read on for a more in-depth look at big-name ISP data policies, be sure to compare the list to what’s available in your area.

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Best Fiber TV Providers

by | | Best Of, Reviews | 0 

When we discuss fiber TV, we’re referring to television delivered through fiber-optic cables. Protected by several layers of coatings, bundles of fiber-optic cables deliver data via infrared light. These cables are made of optical fibers, which are essentially hundreds or thousands of hair-thin strands.

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Smarthome Tech in America

by | Mar 17, 2020 | Reviews | 0 

At CableTV.com, we love a good sci-fi show. It’s fun to imagine a future where smart tech is far more than a great way to stream TV—where technology becomes so advanced that almost every part of the character’s lives are automated. Wondering how close that science fiction is to science fact, we used Pollfish to survey eight hundred people, a group made up of 272 millennials, 261 Gen Xers, and 267 baby boomers. We hoped to observe a difference in smart tech use and opinions between generations.

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The Hidden Costs of DIRECTV

by | | Tools | 1 

Budgeting in a new TV package can be intimidating. But don’t fret—we’ve got your back with all the insider knowledge of DIRECTV’s hidden fees.

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Free and Low Income Internet Plans for Families, Seniors, and Students

by | | Best Of | 1 

Your income bracket doesn’t have to limit your ability to access the internet. If your home needs a boost to cross the digital divide, take advantage of low-income internet options in your area.

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Sparklight (Cable ONE) Customer Service Number 1-877-692-2253

by | Mar 6, 2020 | Reviews | 0 

With no Spanish-language customer service, Sparklight gets an immediate ding from us. Sparklight services Arizona, New Mexico, and Texas—states in the top five for Spanish-speaking population density—so this is especially egregious. But as far as English-language service goes, Sparklight makes calling easy by having just one phone number for support and billing, rather than a hodgepodge collection like many other providers. And though Sparklight’s online help articles aren’t exhaustive (or clearly written), they cover the basic questions.

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