It looks like even cable companies are getting behind the cord cutter trend. Cablevision has released a Internet package that’s geared towards people who no longer want to pay for traditional television. This new “Cord Cutter Package” offers download speed up to 50/Mbps and a digital antenna so that you can stream content through service’s like Hulu or Netflix and also tap into broadcast channels on your television.
Cablevision is capitalizing on the “cord cutter” trend with new Internet packages targeted at those who don’t want pay TV.
The company’s new “Cord Cutter Package” is basically Cablevision’s Optimum Online Ultra 50 Internet service with a digital antenna thrown in. This way, you can stream content online (Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime) and use the tuner to tap into broadcast channels on your TV. Optimum Online Ultra 50 offers speeds of up to 50 Mbps download and up to 25 Mbps upload. The package also offers access to Optimum’s Wi-Fi hotspots, all for about $50 per month ($44.90 per month, plus $4.95 per month modem lease fee and fees/taxes). The less pricey “everyday low price” package comes with Optimum Online Internet Basics (speeds up to 5Mbps), Cablevision’s Freewheel all-Wi-Fi voice service (which requires a Moto G smartphone), a free digital antenna, and the same unlimited Wi-Fi access for $34.90 per month, plus the modem lease fee and taxes.
With both services, you can also subscribe to HBO NOW, the new standalone, Web-based offering from the channel, for an extra $15 per month.