This Guy Tried to Sell Me a House

Which is better? Direct TV or Dish Networks?I was not really thinking about this clearly at first, but after a bit I got to thinking about the fact that this place was not really hooked up to a water system. It was a nice house out in the country. It had a three bedrooms and a full bath with a half bath. There was a satellite dish hidden under a fake rock and it had Direct TV in California, with the local channels for Southern California. The guy was telling me how great it was and he was doing a great job of selling me on the place. Of course it was not all that convenient for me, but my wife would have liked it as it would have cut her commute in half and she would not have had near as much trouble getting to the hospital from this part of the world. That is the big reason why we are looking for a new place to live, because she got a new job and it requires her to commute about twenty five minutes every morning and again each evening.

We were thinking about it, but then I got to thinking about the water situation. You should probably worry about that a lot sooner when you live in a state (or a region really) which has been in a full blown drought for about three whole years. The house had a well and the well was working obviously, but that was not something that was guaranteed to continue. In fact there are already a few areas of the state of California where this has become a huge problem. In the central valley of California there is a big part of the region where all of the wells have run dry and obviously there are no back up plans.

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Becoming More Than Just a Provider

As a former customer of Cox Cable TV, I sometimes miss supporting the company that gave me access to such great content that I really do regret not having. Unfortunately the rising cost of cable television forced me to make a decision that I didn’t want to make, instead cutting the cord and buying myself a PlayStation 4. I wish that cable companies were able to catch on to this technology which is changing the way that we view entertainment completely. With consumers beginning to make more demands for micro services and quick hits of entertainments as well as more flexible methods of choices, cable television is becoming a thing of the past.

They are only remaining relevant because they have control over access to the Internet by acting as ISP’s and cable providers. They cling to their control because of this reason I believe instead of doing what they should be doing and improving their own models of business. They could do much with the money that they have on hand. Just imagine if they were able to separate themselves from being an ISP and instead began to revolutionize their own cable packages by offering consumers entirely new choices.

They could do so much like start their own studio companies who in turn could begin producing micro content at a high quality, charging lower prices for people like myself who want advert-free content that is high quality, highly produced and captivating. Netflix and Youtube both are leading the way in this new era of entertainment while the cable companies themselves are beginning to fall behind, relying still on nothing but DVR, cable packages and On Demand services. None of this new. They need to become more than just the provider as Netflix has done and begin producing their own content or at least investing in those that do.

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