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Paid TV We Pay for Entertainment One Way or Another, But it's Nice to Have a Little Help "My life has taken another turn again. The days can go on with regularity over and over, one day indistinguishable from the next. A long continuous chain. Then suddenly, there is a change." – Travis Buckle, "Taxi Driver," Columbia Pictures, 1976 Source - "Taxi Driver", Columbia Pictures We totally wasted most of last weekend! Saturday afternoon we binged four segments of Rod Serling's Twilight Zone - in a row - over our slim cable system bundle. Bright and early, we jumped on CBS All Access and watched three episodes of Jordan Peele's new Twilight Zone. One group of shows we watched at the prescribed times and in the order they offered them. The other? We started with number one, then two and… Folks have asked why we continue with our old-fashioned Pay-TV when we can get everything we really want and all the newest stuff OTT. People like to slide right past the big hurdle for viewing content … getting the stuff from there to here. Reason 1 We have to get the content to the screen and the choice is either with cable or 4G LTE wireless (someday 5G). Fiber download is supposedly 2Gbps max (usual 1Gbps) download and 5G is theoretically 450Mbps (best case 1Gbps) but 100Mbps will easily stream 4K/HDR content to the screen with sufficient bandwidth to handle 8K whenever it's available. Cable fiber is here and 5G is coming and it looks a little more difficult. Cable is reliable unless someone cuts it with a backhoe or a shark chews through one of the 550,000 miles of undersea cables. We're just beginning to build out

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