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Truck Takes Out Communitys Cable

On just another typical summer evening in a suburban neighborhood, we heard a loud bang and looked out the window to see the overhead wires shaking. Looking out the window our family expected to see a vehicle up against telephone pole but instead, we see a huge tractor trailer blocking our little street dragging hundreds of feet of communication wires behind it. The driver said he didn’t see a ‘No Trucks’ sign and proceeded to try and make a U-turn on our small street, hooking the overhead wires in the…

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Worst quarter for paid TV subscriptions points to a cord cutting future

A report by MoffettNathanson found that the pay cable industry lost 762,000 subscribers in Q1 2017, the worst drop ever. To compare last years Q1 saw a mere 141,000 subscribers lost. Analyst Craig Moffett said that the Pay TV subscriber universe [shrank] at its worst ever annual rate of decline (-2.4%) and there have been 6.5 million cord-cutter (and the new cord-never user who doesnt install a Pay TV source at all) watchers since 2013. What does this mean? First its clear that cord cutting his here to stay. Now…

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