Streaming TV

Can you make the cut?

Cutting the cord may be easier than you think

In many households, cable TV has become an unnecessary burden–it’s expensive, there are too many commercials, and, frankly, having more channels really does not mean having a better selection.

The good new is that there are many options available right now that might suit you better—all you need to do is cut the cord! For many people, cutting the cord to their cable service may seem daunting. It doesn’t have to be—because we make it easy. Read on!

Most important is a solid internet connection.

A single user streaming HD-quality video may need a connection speed of around 10 Mbps, whereas a typical family of four using multiple devices at the same time may need higher speeds, like 50 Mbps, 100 Mbps, or even 1 Gigabit per second (1,000 Mbps). STE Communications can make sure you have the speed you need to watch your favorite shows and movies without interruption.

Select one or more streaming methods.

For traditional TV sets, many people purchase a smart accessory, such as an Amazon Fire TV stick, Apple TV, or Roku device that can plug into an HDMI port for streaming. Smart TVs allow you to connect directly, without any additional devices. Gaming consoles, such as Xbox or a PlayStation, allow many streaming options. And when you include PCs, laptops, tablets, and mobile phones, it becomes possible to stream from almost anywhere—even without a dedicated TV.

Find the services that will give you the entertainment options you want.

The most popular services, Netflix, Amazon Prime, and Hulu, provide great film options, have fantastic original content, and cost less per month than a couple of lattes. Traditional television networks, as well as cable favorites, such as HBO and Showtime, have created dedicated streaming channels—and there are new services arriving on the scene every day. It truly is a video smorgasbord!


At STE Communications, we’re here to help. We’re committed to delivering the high-speed Internet you need, so you can tackle the first step to cutting the cord—because we believe you should be paying for the entertainment you want, not simply tolerating a cable package that you wish you could change.

If you have any questions about cutting the cord and how STE Communications can help, let us know!