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Re: “Finding cheap internet is not easy

Did the cut the cable thing in 2008. Lived in Woodland Park. Got a broadband antenna installed from Peak Internet for $30 a month, streamed Netflix, Hulu and Cracker very well but occaisional buffering. Went to OEM parts and bought two Winegard antannae. Pointed one at Denver and one at Colorado Springs. Used R6 coaxial from Balun to receivers with Radio Shack signal booster (110 volt). In 2008 we were getting 58 stations. Mind you some were double i.e. two ABC,NBC,CBS stations, but some Indys like ION, MyTV and CW had a lot of good old shows.It was very functional. Now back in the Springs and I just don't feel the need to set that up again. Got Xfinity in three rooms and 256 internet for 130 a month. Sounds pricey until you realize that my electric bill went from $300 to $140 between Woodland Park and the Springs. My electric bill savings payes for my cable/internet with a couple bucks left over. Black Hills Energy sucks and you guys should be grateful for Colorado Springs Utilities, I know I am.

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Posted by Stacy in Woodland Park on 04/11/2017 at 5:37 PM

Re: “Finding cheap internet is not easy

Hi Friend, in regards to the C Springs Council- with the latest ballot measure passing it actually could help us out. I agree that it's sad the control the monopolies have.
It's why we ALL PAY TOO MUCH. I am right with you.
Thanks!

Oh thanks to Gene also. I would have added that into my article but space it tight believe it or not. That's very useful!

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Posted by Techpertise on 04/11/2017 at 1:22 PM

Re: “Could a basic antenna replace your expensive TV provider?

I will be touching on that very soon and probably next article. Thanks for your readership!

Posted by Techpertise on 04/11/2017 at 1:20 PM

Re: “Finding cheap internet is not easy

to me in csprings area we get nada in return.here folks the city council and the el paso commishes own the francise !! and i and other cannot cone to bat to get more frpm falcon bb.or porchy light .why is soo hard there with this so called council here.in calgary ab they have a whoppin 4 to 5 companies
doin there thing Why CANT WE PEOPLE !?

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Posted by Naxx Lewis on 04/11/2017 at 7:23 AM

Re: “Finding cheap internet is not easy

Here are some way to find internet providers.

www.broadbandnow.com

www.uwn.com/en

www.muninetworks.org/communitymap

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Posted by Gene Sky on 04/11/2017 at 4:07 AM

Re: “ISPs are set to sell your personal data to the highest bidder, how can you stop them?

Trump is scum. It's all big money. Thankfully it sounds we have more options than you do in the Springs. We worry that the monopolies will trample on us. Just a few of us in an apartment here and we can barely afford this mess and we run out of data. I guess we best get a better social life. Still b.s.
Time we find other ways to get what we need. I've been to Tokyo and they have gigabit broadband for cheap and unlimited. Why is it so backwards in this country?
Go Bernie!

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Posted by HolaMakina on 04/10/2017 at 12:45 AM

Re: “Could a basic antenna replace your expensive TV provider?

Can we discuss the other avenues? I'd like to get Netflix and such without my darn cable tv! It's getting pricey for a college kid. Thanks though- I do like the idea of getting away from cable as do my roommates.

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Posted by HolaMakina on 04/10/2017 at 12:37 AM

Re: “Outdoor recreation and child development

Its a great article on recreational activities for children. Parents must more focus on their children physical sports activities rather than provide them more of electronic gaming devices while bringing them up.
Check it out to know more about recreational activities and outdoor sports
http://www.outacts.com/

Posted by Hunt Man on 04/08/2017 at 9:21 AM

Re: “Reader: Defund public media, it'll be fine

"Does it surprise you that CPB is not in the business of funding losers? Doesn't fit in with your personal stereotype of capital-P "Progressives?"

It points out how progressives are two faced and only care about getting what they want...especially with OTHER PEOPLE'S MONEY!!!

Why must the taxpayers fund public broadcasting...because we like it and people who don't watch and listen are dumb.

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Posted by Don McCullen on 04/07/2017 at 2:35 PM

Re: “FoodMaven could do more harm than good in the fight against food waste

For years I managed a small and local Colorado organic farm on the Western Slope. Afterwards I spent years in the corporate world working with the states largest and most influential farmers. I can say, across the board, farming is one of the hardest jobs to do. Mike Callicrate gives a dang good assessment of the Food Maven situation.

I absolutely see how Food Maven's model simply encourages super-markets to continue ordering too much food, and simply allows them to sell it for a profit to restaurants and other businesses which should otherwise be ordering from a smaller and local farm. All under the guise of environmental responsibility.

Thanks Mike for a good read and another perspective on this discussion.

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Posted by KyleJS on 04/07/2017 at 12:40 PM

Re: “Reader: Correct this blatant violation of the separation of church and state

Yep. Completely ridiculous spending taxpayers money on something that is not needed. Hope everyone in that church is praying for our children to get fed and educated.

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Posted by Nathan Van Horn on 04/07/2017 at 9:13 AM

Re: “Reader: Defund public media, it'll be fine

"We are no different than Rome and we are going to fall just like them."

I once heard, (but cannot confirm), the poet Lawrence Ferlinghetti once said, "Rome was never like this!"

Posted by Mr. K-- on 04/07/2017 at 2:40 AM

Re: “Reader: Defund public media, it'll be fine

"Well it shows you how the Progressives think..."

I hardly think two bloggers are a representative sample of so-called "Progressives" (with a capital P). If it is any consolation, I do not think you are ignorant.

But I do think it is a great mistake to lump all progressives together, just as it is for progressive wannabes to lump all conservatives together, as if there are not often huge differences between any given two, who both proudly call themselves conservative.

Posted by Mr. K-- on 04/07/2017 at 2:25 AM

Re: “Reader: Defund public media, it'll be fine

"CPB I just found out likes to give money to stations who are able to raise the most money."

Does it surprise you that CPB is not in the business of funding losers? Doesn't fit in with your personal stereotype of capital-P "Progressives?"

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Posted by Mr. K-- on 04/07/2017 at 2:11 AM

Re: “Reader: Defund public media, it'll be fine

" The only people that are allowed to manipulate in the Progressives world are the do gooders like those who run public broadcasting and our Government in general."

You forgot to mention the Russians, who are allowed to use trolls and bots to manipulate our elections by drowning out all opinion, conservative as well as progressive, in favor of delusional conspiracy theories.

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Posted by Mr. K-- on 04/07/2017 at 2:05 AM

Re: “Reader: Correct this blatant violation of the separation of church and state

Such a waste of money.

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Posted by Alexandra Malecki on 04/06/2017 at 9:02 PM

Re: “Reader: Defund public media, it'll be fine

Oh and the CPB I just found out likes to give money to stations who are able to raise the most money. I know this because I personally talk to a person that worked in public media.

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Posted by Don McCullen on 04/06/2017 at 6:47 PM

Re: “Reader: Defund public media, it'll be fine

Public Broadcasting does allow some what advertising....they can't do Call For Actions or as Prairie Chix says manipulation. The only people that are allowed to manipulate in the Progressives world are the do gooders like those who run public broadcasting and our Government in general.

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Posted by Don McCullen on 04/06/2017 at 6:42 PM

Re: “Reader: Defund public media, it'll be fine

No I am the dumb one. Well it shows you how the Progressives think they are smarter than everyone else. After all they use "other peoples money" to piss on the rest of us. We are no different than Rome and we are going to fall just like them. How do you know that I am uneducated??? Just because I don't agree with your worldview. I am a conservative, but not a FOX News fan. Their are other Faux News so called that hold to my worldview just as NPR and then some hold to Progressive World views.

If anyone is the adult in the room, its the Conservatives not the Progressives who think they are on the side of the Greater good. Look at how many of the upper crust of public broadcasting are quite wealthy.

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Posted by Don McCullen on 04/06/2017 at 6:40 PM

Re: “Reader: Correct this blatant violation of the separation of church and state

The author doesn't realize that the chapel has U.S. National Historic Landmark status or that his 'argument' is so off the wall as a reason he feels millions could be better spent.

Mr. Harry Miller - the upper chapel is Protestant and I am not sure what you are on about that it is some sort of religious bias. Then again you seem to think the upper Chapel is full of glitz. You also mistake the Buddhist chapel for Muslim.

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Posted by TruB on 04/06/2017 at 6:31 PM

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