Beginning March 1, 2020, our new monthly TV rates will be in effect as follows:
Community Lifeline TV - $37.99
Expanded Basic - $79.99
Bonus Channels - $9.99 can be added to Community or Expanded Basic
Cinemax, Showtime, and Starz - $15.50
HBO - $18.00
(plus fees and taxes on all packages)
All for One - $46.99 (grandfathered level no longer offered)
Expanded Plus - $87.99 (grandfathered level no longer offered)
Our last rate increase was April 1, 2018. Each year TV Networks raise prices to cable providers such as ourselves. We try and absorb the increases until it makes no sense to carry TV any longer then we have to pass them on.
The Local Channel KMVU raised rates the most this year. To not have to do a price increase we considered dropping it like Dish and Comcast have done until a better rate can be negotiated; however, we do not have their negotiating power and our survey results indicated this channel was important to our viewers.
We know that every rate increase is a time when you re-evaluate the value of cable TV. We get it. We reassess programming every year.
We have spent the past year with cord-cutting in our own home. What we have discovered is: It is more expensive if you want to be able to watch everything you have access to on the cable system; you have to manage multiple subscriptions that raise rates randomly; it is not easy remembering how each cumbersome interface works and what each one’s password is, and in the end we still do not always get to watch what we want. For example, we can’t stream the SuperBowl at home this year. This isn’t as seamless as it should be and we have tried everything from AppleTV+, Disney+, Hulu, NetFlix, Amazon Prime, Sling, and the now-defunct Sony Vue. We will continue to look at each experience and document it for you as well as have streaming options in our lobby if you want to check them out.
The future of TV is all about content streaming. Disney now streams its own content, Netflix has its own content, Comcast and Spectrum are purchasing content providers.
We are focused on providing the fastest and most reliable Internet Service in Ashland. This gives you the best streaming experience.
Thank you for your continued support for your only local Internet, TV and VOIP provider.
Jim Teece & Dena Matthews
28+ year Ashland Residents and Owners of Ashland Home Net