What is streaming?
As Smart TVs and streaming services such as Netflix have exploded in popularity, more and more content is available outside of the traditional cable service. All you need is an Internet connection and a streaming device to get the Live TV channels you love, reruns On-Demand, and even brand-new content from streaming service providers! Some streaming providers or using a digital antenna can be used to pick up broadcast networks such as ABC, CBS, NBC, and FOX.
What's a smart TV or device? Do I have one?
Newer TVs most likely have the ability to stream many of the services available. If you are interested in having access to a broader set of streaming services, or have an older TV, then Roku, Amazon, Google and others all sell affordable Streaming Devices that turn almost any TV into a Smart TV. Streaming Devices offer an easy and simple-to-use interface that allows you to watch your favorite shows and movies. You can connect your TV or Streaming device to your BTES Wi-Fi network. Once connected, you're ready to stream!
Why is streaming a good option?
We want our customers to have and pay for the channels they want and watch the most - and streaming services using a BTES Internet connection is now the best option. Ninety percent of traditional cable networks are owned or controlled by just eight multi-billion-dollar corporations – which includes those channels you want, as well as many channels you don’t. The networks won’t let us provide you with just the most-popular channels unless we take their less-popular ones, too - and pay a high price. As they continue to use their size and power to demand more money, we work hard to keep costs under control - and this is becoming harder and harder. Just one example is the Local Broadcast Retransmission Fee which is the fee we are charged by the local broadcast network affiliates of ABC, CBS, CW, FOX, and NBC in exchange for consent to rebroadcast the same channels and programming that are available for free with an antenna. When BTES started providing cable service in 2005, the retransmission fees charged by local broadcasters amounted to .75 cents per customer per month. These fees have continued to rise and drastically increase. The entire amount collected for Local Retransmission Fees (as shown on your bill) is remitted directly to the local broadcast networks.
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