Cutting the Cord in Rural Canada
January 16, 2018
The idea of “Cord Cutting” has been around for years. People seek to save money by leaving expensive television packages and instead using only high-speed Internet connections and online streaming companies, like Netflix and CraveTV.
Unfortunately, because of past limitations in rural high-speed Internet, this trend was limited only to people in urban areas. Folks living in rural communities or remote areas couldn’t stream videos because their Internet couldn’t keep up.
But that’s all changing. Rural and remote residents can soon “cut the cord”, just like our urban neighbours. It is easier than ever to stream content online, whether you want to completely cancel your current television provider or just check out the great exclusive online TV shows and movies.
Here are three simple steps to start streaming great content online, and maybe even save some money while you’re at it.
1. Upgrade Your Internet
The reason why “cutting the cord” has been so difficult has been a lack of great Internet options in rural and remote Canada. Many Internet companies can only offer download speeds up to 5 Mbps, which is barely enough to stream video from anywhere.
Thankfully, rural Canada has new options for high-speed Internet. Xplornet offers download speeds up to 25 Mbps in much of Canada, using either our LTE network or brand new satellites. From atop the Rockies to out East on the Rock, we have you covered.
The faster your Internet connection, the better your streaming experience will be. With speeds up to 25 Mbps, you’ll be more likely to find the high-definition content you’ve been waiting for!
New to Xplornet? Check out our available Internet packages in your area.
2. Sign Up for Netflix and CraveTV
Netflix and CraveTV cost next-to-nothing compared to traditional television providers, and offer an incredible selection of television shows and movies. Whether you’re interested in blockbuster movies, hit television shows, or classics from decades past, you’ll be shocked what you’ve been missing out on. The best part is that everything is commercial free!
3. Get Streaming!
Once you’ve signed up, you’ll quickly figure out what the term “binge-watching” means. The incredible selection of television and movie titles is awe-inspiring, including amazing titles from HBO, Disney, and Showtime.
To get the most from your streaming, you’ll probably want to watch on your television (you can use your laptops, tables, and even your phone, too). Many new televisions have Netflix and CraveTV built-in – these are called “Smart TVs” and, if you have one, you are only clicks away from watching on your television.
If you don’t have a Smart TV, check out this list from Popular Mechanics of the best streaming devices on the market.
Stop spending too much on television and movies. It is easier than ever to cut the cord in rural and remote Canada. All you need to get started is a great Internet connection.