Monday, January 7, 2019

Cutting the Cord: Alternatives to Cable TV

On Tuesday, January 15th at 5:30 pm, Vineyard Haven Public Library will host a free "Cord-Cutting" workshop, presented by State Representative Randy Hunt of Sandwich. The workshop is an extension of a recent collaboration between Cape and Islands legislators, local senior centers and councils on aging, and libraries.

This interactive presentation was created by Randy Hunt to educate residents on how to save money on monthly bills by exploring alternatives to cable and satellite TV. Representative Hunt will walk attendees through some of the options, and explain how they work and how much they cost. The presentation includes a live demonstration and Q&A session.

Attendees can expect to learn more about over-the-air programming, streaming equipment (such as Apple TV and Roku), and streaming services (such as Sling TV, Netflix, Amazon Prime, Hulu, and CBS All Access). Consumers will also discover how they can use their internet connection to eliminate their landline telephone service.


Vineyard Haven library and other island libraries offer streaming equipment including Roku and Chromecast devices, that can be checked out to try at home. Contact Vineyard Haven Reference Librarian Alexandra Pratt for more information.


  1. Kindly repeat.....So valuable. Somehow I missed that this was scheduled.
    Thank you. Susan

    1. Hi Susan, a previous presentation on this topic by Rep. Hunt was recorded, and can be viewed on Youtube here: