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Should you switch to streaming?

As Tipmont’s fiber internet service continues to reach rural parts of our electric service area, many new internet customers ask if they should switch to streaming. There are many benefits over cable TV or satellite, but I like to focus on three factors:

1. Is your home internet good enough?

High-definition video requires about 10 Megabits per second (Mbps). Want ultra-high-definition (4K)? Better have 25 Mbps. Tipmont fiber internet speeds start at 250 Mbps, so that’s no problem. Visit speedtest.wintek.com to test your current speeds.

Speed isn’t your only need. Streaming’s constant video delivery demands data. Some internet providers limit data. Tipmont doesn’t, so you can stream to your heart’s content. Plus, our fiber network’s massive capacity means your speed will not slow down at times of high usage.

2. Are you paying at least $65 per month for television service?

Some cost less. Some cost more. But live TV streaming services (with programming in real time) average $70 per month. With the average cable TV bill now over $200 per month1, streaming could save you hundreds, if not thousands, of dollars a year and offer a superior experience.

3. Are you willing to do some research?

Don’t want to pay for channels you won’t watch? A little legwork can save you money. Make a must-have list of shows or channels, then visit streaming.tipmont.com. Complete the survey and get options to consider, or skip straight to the research at wintek.com/streamingmarketplace.

PRO TIP: Streaming services don’t require contracts, so many customers regularly switch services in step with the shows they want to watch.

Want to learn more about streaming?

Sign up for a free, in-person Streaming 101 seminar in Linden or Lafayette.

1Source: usnews.com

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Rob Ford

Rob Ford is Tipmont and Wintek's communication director, a role he's held since 2015. Rob has a bachelor's and a master's in Communication from Purdue University. He lives in West Lafayette with his wife and three children and has a life-sized Yoda statue in his office. Away from the office, you’ll find Rob working on his golf swing, jump shot, or hope for a Purdue basketball national title – all futile endeavors.

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