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I'm ready to cut my cable service, but then what?

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I read  I have read that many consumers are cutting cable altogether.  I want to be one them.    

 

Here is my set up.  I have cable with wireless internet gateway with 150 Mbps with HDTV, DVR, internet and phone.  I don't use the phone line but it comes with the bundle. The price for this bundle is nearly $200 a month (that's with a loyalty discount) for hundreds of cable channels.  I watch eight of them.  I priced the internet connection alone and that would run $100 p/m.  I could add a few channels to the internet connection.  At the speed I want, 150 Mbps, I would pay $120 p/m.  I would like something much cheaper.   

 

I have three HD TVs that are less that six months old.  I have cable for two of the TVs.  I have three Roku devices, a laptap, a mobile phone, a Kindle Voyager and a Kindle Fire 2015, all are wireless.  I have Netflix and Amazon Prime subscriptions.   

 

Here is what I need to know:

1.  When I cancel my cable service and return all the equipment, what do I replace the internet connection with?

 

2.  Can I purchase my own wireless gateway?  By the way, is that just a different name for modem?  Will I need a professional to install it?  Will they use the cable line or phone line?  Do I have a choice?  Please recommend one or two modems that would support all my devices.

 

3.  Ruling out cable and AT&T, how do I find an internet service provider?   

 

4.  I understand I can get local TV programming with an antennae.  Can you recommend one or two brands? I heard something about a TV antennae that plugs into an electrical outlet.  Is this true?  Does it work well? 

 

5.  I have a laptop, but if I didn't, would I need one for all this to work?

 

Will appreciate any help you can give.

 

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