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Cut the Cord: How to Tell your Cable Company to Take a Hike

This program requires registration

Wednesday, January 20, 2021
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

51 spaces available

"Cut the Cord" is an entertaining community presentation meant to help cable-TV customers break the expensive and often frustrating cable service cycle and gain lower costs, greater control, and a vastly expanded selection of entertainment and communication choices. Attendees will learn how to get out of a cable service agreement, find and negotiate the best internet/broadband access deal, and get started with streaming services for a vast range of entertainment options...many of which are free!

The presentation covers the details of streaming equipment (some of which attendees may already own) and how to explore the ever-expanding list of channels and services that streaming—as well as the "forgotten" free resource of broadcast TV—can bring to your living room. Support issues such as quality home WiFi and low-cost home phone service are covered as well. You don't need advanced technical expertise, just the right information! If you're tired of endless rate increases and shell games with service and programming terms, cut your expense and take control, come learn how to Cut the Cord!

About the Presenter

James Gifford is uniquely qualified to present this seminar. He has been a writer, editor, and publisher for 30 years, focusing on bringing complex subjects to introductory and novice audiences. He has been in the tech and consumer electronics industry for about that long as well, much of it at the engineering level in business and personal communications and telecom. And he has spent much of the last decade writing about consumer economics and advocating for consumer rights. He is a completely independent speaker with no ties or interests to any cable, communications, online, entertainment, or equipment companies. He was a resident of Tolland for six years and now connects to these sessions from Denver, Colorado.

Registration Information

Not a member of Darien Library, or need help registering? Email Adult Programming at apstaff@darienlibrary.org.

This event will take place on Zoom. You will receive an email confirming your registration with a link to join the meeting an hour before the event, Wednesday, January 20th.

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