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Grounded Reason - Internet and Modern TV Tech
By Dennis Restauro and Joel Rives
About this podcast
Dennis and Joel, two down to earth guys, nerd out on just about everything while boiling down technology concepts so anyone can understand them. Join us each week for a new episode and share the laughs as we discuss technology and its effect on our everyday lives.
Episodes (Total: 69)
Aug. 14, 2017 · 00:59:47
With pay TV networks losing subscribers hand over fist, Networks are turning toward over the top streaming. Today we discuss what Disney, ESPN, CBS, and other networks are planning for cord cutters over the next year.  (00:53) Pay TV lost 1 million in q2 this year http://www.dslreports.com/shownews/Another-Million-Consumers-Cut-the-TV-Cord-Last-Quarter-140097 (4:45) Disney\ESPN is putting out a couple streaming services Press Release: https://thewaltdisneycompany.com/walt-disney-company-acquire-majority-ownership-bamtech/ (17:30) Here begins a Marvel Cinematic Universe tangent because we are big nerds. We also discuss the possible effects on Marvel TV shows on Netflix and ABC. (27:00) CBS is putting a lot of energy into over the top streaming. (34:00) You can stream the Mayweather vs. McGregor Fight and CBS is putting out a sports based streaming service as well (43:30) Will there be a Discover/HGTV streaming network? https://techcrunch.com/2017/07/31/cord-cutting-pressures-lead-to-discovery-communications-acquisition-of-scripps-networks-for-14-6b/ (49:50) While there are many networks making the right moves to be relevant in the modern age, there are a couple companies still making the same mistakes. https://www.nytimes.com/reuters/2017/08/04/business/04reuters-viacom-stocks.html Please Subscribe to The Show on iTunes, Stitcher, or your Podcast App. Be sure to visit https://www.groundedreason.com  for more tech tips and subscribe to the podcast on your favorite player using the links below. Subscribe Free on iTunes - https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/grounded-reason-podcast/id1140661229?ls=1&mt;=2 Subscribe Free on Android - http://subscribeonandroid.com/groundedreason.libsyn.com/rss Subscribe Free on Stitcher - http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/grounded-reason-podcast Subscribe Free on Google Play - https://play.google.com/music/m/Ijyw42al3inofdsxd3s44v6rxny?t%3DGrounded_Reason_Podcast Please rate and review the show on iTunes. If you want to send us questions or comments please use any of the methods below. For more information on cutting the cord visit - https://www.groundedreason.com Call and leave a question or comment for the show: (650) 825-5477 (TALK-GRP) Grounded Reason Facebook Page - https://www.facebook.com/GroundedReason/ Email us at podcast@groundedreason.com
Aug. 7, 2017 · 01:05:04
Dennis and Joel discuss the state of internet access in rural America, and why it hurts all Americans. They also discuss how so few companies came to control how we access the Internet.  They also discuss what we can do to change it.  (1:20) The worst Broadband in America FiveThirtyEight.com Article that inspired this segment: https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/the-worst-internet-in-america/ (20:46) Internet Access In America: How did we get here? (40:20) Why the state of Internet Access in America is a problem and ways to fix it. Other Sources:  Wireless Speeds in America compared to other countries: Wireless isn’t there yet - https://www.recode.net/2017/6/7/15747486/united-states-developed-world-mobile-internet-speeds-akamai Per Study on Digital Divide : http://www.pewinternet.org/2016/07/14/digital-divides-2016/   Please Subscribe to The Show in iTunes, Stitcher, or your Podcast App. Be sure to visit https://www.groundedreason.com  for more tech tips and subscribe to the podcast on your favorite player using the links below. Subscribe Free on iTunes - https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/grounded-reason-podcast/id1140661229?ls=1&mt;=2 Subscribe Free on Android - http://subscribeonandroid.com/groundedreason.libsyn.com/rss Subscribe Free on Stitcher - http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/grounded-reason-podcast Subscribe Free on Google Play - https://play.google.com/music/m/Ijyw42al3inofdsxd3s44v6rxny?t%3DGrounded_Reason_Podcast Please rate and review the show in iTunes. If you want to send us questions or comments please use any of the methods below. For more information on cutting the cord visit - https://www.groundedreason.com Call and leave a question or comment for the show: (650) 825-5477 (TALK-GRP) Grounded Reason Facebook Page - https://www.facebook.com/GroundedReason/ Email us at podcast@groundedreason.com
July 31, 2017 · 01:13:21
Today we’ve got Nielsen numbers to go over to see how many people are cutting the cord. We talk about the cable TV industry swearing it’s now competitive,  and we have a whole bunch of news on the FCC, most notably how they’re getting sued. We also discuss  Ajit Pai playing a game of hide the data that just got FOIA requested. (4:58) We cover the new Nielsen numbers and find out how many people are cutting the cord and dropping Pay TV Link to Nielsen Total Audience Report : http://www.nielsen.com/content/dam/corporate/us/en/reports-downloads/2017-reports/total-audience-report-q1-2017.pdf (21:20) A little trick to get quick support from your ISP (25:28) The NCTA seems to think there is plenty of Broadband competition in the U.S.  - https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2017/07/cable-lobby-claims-us-is-totally-overflowing-in-broadband-competition/ (33:38) Did the FCC fail to document the cyber attack they claim occurred? - https://gizmodo.com/fcc-now-says-there-is-no-documented-analysis-of-the-cyb-1797073113 (44:13) The FCC got sued last week. - https://gizmodo.com/fcc-sued-over-failure-to-comply-with-transparency-law-a-1797264463 (52:00) FCC Chairman Ajit Pai seemed to forget why Net Neutrality happened in the first place. - https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2017/07/congressman-blasts-ajit-pai-for-anti-consumer-anti-competition-agenda/ (1:02:00) There is a lot of broadband investment in 2017 -  Comcast Earnings - http://www.cmcsa.com/releasedetail.cfm?ReleaseID=1034647 AT&T; Earnings - https://investors.att.com/~/media/Files/A/ATT-IR/financial-reports/quarterly-earnings/2017/2q-2017/IB_2Q17.pdf Please Subscribe to The Show in iTunes, Stitcher, or your Podcast App. Be sure to visit https://www.groundedreason.com  for more tech tips and subscribe to the podcast on your favorite player using the links below. Subscribe Free on iTunes - https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/grounded-reason-podcast/id1140661229?ls=1&mt;=2 Subscribe Free on Android - http://subscribeonandroid.com/groundedreason.libsyn.com/rss Subscribe Free on Stitcher - http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/grounded-reason-podcast Subscribe Free on Google Play - https://play.google.com/music/m/Ijyw42al3inofdsxd3s44v6rxny?t%3DGrounded_Reason_Podcast Please rate and review the show in iTunes. If you want to send us questions or comments please use any of the methods below. For more information on cutting the cord visit - https://www.groundedreason.com Call and leave a question or comment for the show: (650) 825-5477 (TALK-GRP) Grounded Reason Facebook Page - https://www.facebook.com/GroundedReason/ Email us at podcast@groundedreason.com
July 24, 2017 · 01:12:44
In today's show, we discuss the White Houses hedge regarding Net Neutrality. We also discuss what polls look like on the issue of Net Neutrality. Finally, we discuss the terrible arguments and outright propaganda you may have heard when it comes to open the internet. We kick off the show with a bit of a recap of last week's health care analogy and how we seemed to have kicked off a chain reaction in Washington.  . . maybe. 22:20 The White House states it’s position on Net Neutrality 39:20 Public Polling on Net Neutrality  46:30 Propaganda and bad arguments against net neutrality  http://thefederalist.com/2017/07/19/net-neutrality-nothing-corporate-power-grab/ Please Subscribe to The Show in iTunes, Stitcher, or your Podcast App. Be sure to visit https://www.groundedreason.com  for more tech tips and subscribe to the podcast on your favorite player using the links below. Subscribe Free on iTunes - https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/grounded-reason-podcast/id1140661229?ls=1&mt;=2 Subscribe Free on Android - http://subscribeonandroid.com/groundedreason.libsyn.com/rss Subscribe Free on Stitcher - http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/grounded-reason-podcast Subscribe Free on Google Play - https://play.google.com/music/m/Ijyw42al3inofdsxd3s44v6rxny?t%3DGrounded_Reason_Podcast Please rate and review the show in iTunes. If you want to send us questions or comments please use any of the methods below. For more information on cutting the cord visit - https://www.groundedreason.com Call and leave a question or comment for the show: (650) 825-5477 (TALK-GRP) Grounded Reason Facebook Page - https://www.facebook.com/GroundedReason/ Email us at podcast@groundedreason.com
July 17, 2017 · 01:07:52
Be warned. This episode is our most political episode to date. We discuss the tactics being employed by anti-Net Neutrality forces, how they are taking this tactic from politicians lead, and how it's destroying our system of government. (2:20) Net Neutrality Day explained What companies are doing - https://www.theverge.com/2017/7/12/15958030/net-neutrality-day-of-action-internet-companies-list (7:10) The Big ISP attempt to Co-Op Net Neutrality by flat out lying. AT&T; - https://www.theverge.com/2017/7/11/15953912/att-fcc-net-neutrality-rules-protest Comcast - http://corporate.comcast.com/comcast-voices/on-the-internet-day-of-action-comcast-supports-net-neutrality Link to History of Net Neutrality - https://www.groundedreason.com/net-neutrality-need-know/ (12:50) How the Media enables this behavior and how to see through truth the lies of companies and politicians. (23:00) How Big ISPs seem to be stealing their tactics from Politicians in Washington. We compare ISP tactics on Net Neutrality to the GOP’s current tactic on Healthcare to give real world example on using the Internet to find the truth behind a story. We do cover some aspects of the Healthcare bill to give you an idea of the lies and falsehoods that are surrounding this issue. Links for this section CBO report on healthcare bill - https://www.cbo.gov/system/files/115th-congress-2017-2018/costestimate/52849-hr1628senate.pdf Medicaid Satisfaction - http://www.commonwealthfund.org/publications/issue-briefs/2016/may/aca-tracking-survey-access-to-care-and-satisfaction Gallup poll on healthcare  - http://www.gallup.com/poll/186527/americans-government-health-plans-satisfied.aspx (44:00) How equating actual news organization with conspiracy websites plays into the hand of those distorting the facts. (48:00)  How the purpose of the Healthcare bill is a lie, to begin with. We discuss how mindful opposition in calling out lies will negate their tactics. (55:00) They even lie about the documented history of how past healthcare legislation occurred. http://www.cnn.com/2012/06/28/politics/supreme-court-health-timeline/. We point out the parallels between the games in Washington and the games Anti-Net Neutrality forces are playing. We close on how propaganda tactics have infected our system of government and how dire the situation is and has an effect on all policy-making, tech and otherwise.   Support Net Neutrality by commenting at this link - https://www.fcc.gov/ecfs/search/proceedings?q=name:((17-108)) Please Subscribe to The Show in iTunes, Stitcher, or your Podcast App. Be sure to visit https://www.groundedreason.com  for more tech tips and subscribe to the podcast on your favorite player using the links below. Subscribe Free on iTunes - https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/grounded-reason-podcast/id1140661229?ls=1&mt;=2 Subscribe Free on Android - http://subscribeonandroid.com/groundedreason.libsyn.com/rss Subscribe Free on Stitcher - http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/grounded-reason-podcast Subscribe Free on Google Play - https://play.google.com/music/m/Ijyw42al3inofdsxd3s44v6rxny?t%3DGrounded_Reason_Podcast Please rate and review the show in iTunes. If you want to send us questions or comments please use any of the methods below. For more information on cutting the cord visit - https://www.groundedreason.com Call and leave a question or comment for the show: (650) 825-5477 (TALK-GRP) Grounded Reason Facebook Page - https://www.facebook.com/GroundedReason/ Email us at podcast@groundedreason.com
July 10, 2017 · 01:15:43
We've updated the way we do the show notes to make things a bit easier to find in each episode. Below you will find the topics discussed in this episode along with a timestamp of when we start discussing it. We hope you listen to the entire episode, but we understand that not everyone has the time to do so. (1:36) Playstation Vue surprises customers with a big price hike. We also cover the current subscriber numbers for the top Pay TV and streaming services. Top pay TV services https://www.ncta.com/industry-data Sling TV hit 2 million subs - http://www.fiercecable.com/cable/sling-tv-has-more-than-2m-subs-comscore-says (16:36) A Pay TV company moves to streaming with MobiTV, and it opens up a world of possibilities for TV over the Internet. CSPIRE - https://www.cspire.com (29:10) Disney is in trouble when it comes to their TV business. Disney In decline - http://www.investopedia.com/news/disney-declining-cable-ratings-raise-concerns/ (43:50) Cord cutting and it’s effect on our kids. (49:50) Hulu is driving the cord cutters - https://consumerist.com/2017/06/23/why-does-hulu-drive-more-cord-cutting-than-netflix-or-amazon-prime/ (53:30) What we’re watching (GLOW, Catastrophe, The Handmaid’s Tale, Orange is the New Black.) Support Net Neutrality by commenting at this link - https://www.fcc.gov/ecfs/search/proceedings?q=name:((17-108)) Please Subscribe to The Show in iTunes, Stitcher, or your Podcast App. Be sure to visit https://www.groundedreason.com  for more tech tips and subscribe to the podcast on your favorite player using the links below. Subscribe Free on iTunes - https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/grounded-reason-podcast/id1140661229?ls=1&mt;=2 Subscribe Free on Android - http://subscribeonandroid.com/groundedreason.libsyn.com/rss Subscribe Free on Stitcher - http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/grounded-reason-podcast Subscribe Free on Google Play - https://play.google.com/music/m/Ijyw42al3inofdsxd3s44v6rxny?t%3DGrounded_Reason_Podcast Please rate and review the show in iTunes. If you want to send us questions or comments please use any of the methods below. For more information on cutting the cord visit - https://www.groundedreason.com Call and leave a question or comment for the show: (650) 825-5477 (TALK-GRP) Grounded Reason Facebook Page - https://www.facebook.com/GroundedReason/ Email us at podcast@groundedreason.com
July 3, 2017 · 00:52:22
Today, Dennis interviews Charlie Nooney. He’s a been an executive at Walt Disney Company and technicolor. Presently, the CEO of a company called MobiTV.  And they have a technology platform that may help the Pay TV industry innovate in a way that may actually give customers what they want. Links for today's show: MobiTV - https://www.mobitv.com OTT Streaming is eating PayTV's Lunch - http://www.businessinsider.com/streaming-tv-packages-are-cannibalizing-traditional-tv-according-to-ubs-2017-6 PayTV Breaks Cable Box Promise - https://finance.yahoo.com/news/big-cable-broke-promise-youre-paying-191135140.html Support Net Neutrality by commenting at this link - https://www.fcc.gov/ecfs/search/proceedings?q=name:((17-108)) Please Subscribe to The Show in iTunes, Stitcher, or your Podcast App. Be sure to visit https://www.groundedreason.com  for more tech tips and subscribe to the podcast on your favorite player using the links below. Subscribe Free on iTunes - https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/grounded-reason-podcast/id1140661229?ls=1&mt;=2 Subscribe Free on Android - http://subscribeonandroid.com/groundedreason.libsyn.com/rss Subscribe Free on Stitcher - http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/grounded-reason-podcast Subscribe Free on Google Play - https://play.google.com/music/m/Ijyw42al3inofdsxd3s44v6rxny?t%3DGrounded_Reason_Podcast Please rate and review the show in iTunes. If you want to send us questions or comments please use any of the methods below. For more information on cutting the cord visit - https://www.groundedreason.com Call and leave a question or comment for the show: (650) 825-5477 (TALK-GRP) Grounded Reason Facebook Page - https://www.facebook.com/GroundedReason/ Email us at podcast@groundedreason.com
June 26, 2017 · 01:11:25
This episode covers current and developing technologies that have impacted the job market. It's only just beginning.  Links for Todays Show AI Benefits to Healthcare Industry - https://phys.org/news/2017-06-artificial-intelligence-health-revolution.html  http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/artificial-intelligence-and-the-future-of-work_us_5942f125e4b0d188d027fcdf Globalization and automation – Truck driving has been immune until now - http://www.npr.org/sections/money/2015/02/05/382664837/map-the-most-common-job-in-every-state AI and the Future of Work -  http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/artificial-intelligence-and-the-future-of-work_us_5942f125e4b0d188d027fcdf When will robots take out jobs - http://www.businessinsider.com/when-robots-will-take-peoples-jobs-2017-6 Support Net Neutrality by commenting at this link - https://www.fcc.gov/ecfs/search/proceedings?q=name:((17-108)) Please Subscribe to The Show in iTunes, Stitcher, or your Podcast App. Be sure to visit https://www.groundedreason.com  for more tech tips and subscribe to the podcast on your favorite player using the links below. Subscribe Free on iTunes - https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/grounded-reason-podcast/id1140661229?ls=1&mt;=2 Subscribe Free on Android - http://subscribeonandroid.com/groundedreason.libsyn.com/rss Subscribe Free on Stitcher - http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/grounded-reason-podcast Subscribe Free on Google Play - https://play.google.com/music/m/Ijyw42al3inofdsxd3s44v6rxny?t%3DGrounded_Reason_Podcast Please rate and review the show in iTunes. If you want to send us questions or comments please use any of the methods below. For more information on cutting the cord visit - https://www.groundedreason.com Call and leave a question or comment for the show: (650) 825-5477 (TALK-GRP) Grounded Reason Facebook Page - https://www.facebook.com/GroundedReason/ Email us at podcast@groundedreason.com
June 19, 2017 · 00:45:11
  This episode covers the competing HDR (High Dynamic Range) TV specification and why it's much more important than 4K TV. We also discuss Netflix recent change of heart on Net Neutrality and Dennis has a new found love for Roku Smart TV. What is HDR - https://www.groundedreason.com/what-is-hdr-tv/ Netflix joins the fight to save Net Neutrality - https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2017/06/netflix-re-joins-fight-to-save-net-neutrality-rules/ Battle for the Net - https://www.battleforthenet.com TLC Roku Smart TV - http://amzn.to/2sG6aMa Support Net Neutrality by commenting at this link - https://www.fcc.gov/ecfs/search/proceedings?q=name:((17-108)) Please Subscribe to The Show in iTunes, Stitcher, or your Podcast App. Be sure to visit https://www.groundedreason.com  for more tech tips and subscribe to the podcast on your favorite player using the links below. Subscribe Free on iTunes - https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/grounded-reason-podcast/id1140661229?ls=1&mt;=2 Subscribe Free on Android - http://subscribeonandroid.com/groundedreason.libsyn.com/rss Subscribe Free on Stitcher - http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/grounded-reason-podcast Subscribe Free on Google Play - https://play.google.com/music/m/Ijyw42al3inofdsxd3s44v6rxny?t%3DGrounded_Reason_Podcast Please rate and review the show in iTunes. If you want to send us questions or comments please use any of the methods below. For more information on cutting the cord visit - https://www.groundedreason.com Call and leave a question or comment for the show: (650) 825-5477 (TALK-GRP) Grounded Reason Facebook Page - https://www.facebook.com/GroundedReason/ Email us at podcast@groundedreason.com
June 12, 2017 · 01:12:04
In this episode what the head of a major pay TV lobby said about the future of cable TV. We also discuss Mohu's wireless TV antenna, Verizon's streaming service, a lawsuit against a popular Kodi plugin, and rural broadband Internet. Links for Todays show: Cable TV is Failing - https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2017/06/cable-tv-failing-as-a-business-cable-industry-lobbyist-says/ Beta Testing Verizon Streaming Service - http://www.dslreports.com/shownews/Verizon-IPTV-Beta-Testers-Get-Free-Year-of-Triple-Play-Service-139711 Mohu AirWave -  https://www.groundedreason.com/mohu-airwave-wireless-antenna/ Kodi Lawsuit -  https://torrentfreak.com/dish-network-sues-zemtv-and-tv-addons-for-copyright-infringement-170605/ Rural America, Health, and Broadband - https://www.fcc.gov/sites/default/files/connect2health.key_findings.pdf Support Net Neutrality by commenting at this link - https://www.fcc.gov/ecfs/search/proceedings?q=name:((17-108)) Please Subscribe to The Show in iTunes, Stitcher, or your Podcast App. Be sure to visit https://www.groundedreason.com  for more tech tips and subscribe to the podcast on your favorite player using the links below. Subscribe Free on iTunes - https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/grounded-reason-podcast/id1140661229?ls=1&mt;=2 Subscribe Free on Android - http://subscribeonandroid.com/groundedreason.libsyn.com/rss Subscribe Free on Stitcher - http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/grounded-reason-podcast Subscribe Free on Google Play - https://play.google.com/music/m/Ijyw42al3inofdsxd3s44v6rxny?t%3DGrounded_Reason_Podcast Please rate and review the show in iTunes. If you want to send us questions or comments please use any of the methods below. For more information on cutting the cord visit - https://www.groundedreason.com Call and leave a question or comment for the show: (650) 825-5477 (TALK-GRP) Grounded Reason Facebook Page - https://www.facebook.com/GroundedReason/ Email us at podcast@groundedreason.com
June 5, 2017 · 01:06:13
Today we discuss a real life story of saving money by cutting the cord. We also cover five different streaming services that allow you to cut the cord and watch stream live TV over the Internet Links for Todays Show Finding Affordable Internet - https://www.groundedreason.com/how-to-get-internet-without-cable/ Sling TV - https://www.groundedreason.com/sling-tv-review-watch-live-tv-online/ DirecTV Now - https://www.groundedreason.com/direct-now-cable-tv-over-internet/ Hulu TV - https://www.groundedreason.com/tv-shows-hulu-worth-cost/ PlayStation Vue - https://www.groundedreason.com/replace-cable-with-playstation-vue/ YouTube TV - https://www.groundedreason.com/youtube-tv-channels/   Support Net Neutrality by commenting at this link - https://www.fcc.gov/ecfs/search/proceedings?q=name:((17-108)) Please Subscribe to The Show in iTunes, Stitcher, or your Podcast App. Be sure to visit https://www.groundedreason.com  for more tech tips and subscribe to the podcast on your favorite player using the links below. Subscribe Free on iTunes - https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/grounded-reason-podcast/id1140661229?ls=1&mt;=2 Subscribe Free on Android - http://subscribeonandroid.com/groundedreason.libsyn.com/rss Subscribe Free on Stitcher - http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/grounded-reason-podcast Subscribe Free on Google Play - https://play.google.com/music/m/Ijyw42al3inofdsxd3s44v6rxny?t%3DGrounded_Reason_Podcast Please rate and review the show in iTunes. If you want to send us questions or comments please use any of the methods below. For more information on cutting the cord visit - https://www.groundedreason.com Call and leave a question or comment for the show: (650) 825-5477 (TALK-GRP) Grounded Reason Facebook Page - https://www.facebook.com/GroundedReason/ Email us at podcast@groundedreason.com
May 29, 2017 · 01:00:07
In today's episode we discuss the next generation of wireless internet and how it will change how we all access the Internet.  It will also provide provide affordable high speed Internet access to those that currently do not have it. Decent summary of 5G - http://www.pcmag.com/article/345387/what-is-5g Comcast/Charter non compete - https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/08/business/dealbook/comcast-charter-communications-deal.html?_r=0 Verizon's plans for 5G - http://www.fiercewireless.com/wireless/verizon-more-excited-than-ever-about-fixed-wireless-for-5g-ceo Verizon’s Planned Streaming service - http://variety.com/2017/digital/news/aol-yahoo-close-mid-june-verizon-lowell-mcadam-1202440050/ Support Net Neutrality by commenting at this link - https://www.fcc.gov/ecfs/search/proceedings?q=name:((17-108)) Please Subscribe to The Show in iTunes, Stitcher, or your Podcast App. Be sure to visit https://www.groundedreason.com  for more tech tips and subscribe to the podcast on your favorite player using the links below. Subscribe Free on iTunes - https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/grounded-reason-podcast/id1140661229?ls=1&mt;=2 Subscribe Free on Android - http://subscribeonandroid.com/groundedreason.libsyn.com/rss Subscribe Free on Stitcher - http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/grounded-reason-podcast Subscribe Free on Google Play - https://play.google.com/music/m/Ijyw42al3inofdsxd3s44v6rxny?t%3DGrounded_Reason_Podcast Please rate and review the show in iTunes. If you want to send us questions or comments please use any of the methods below. For more information on cutting the cord visit - https://www.groundedreason.com Call and leave a question or comment for the show: (650) 825-5477 (TALK-GRP) Grounded Reason Facebook Page - https://www.facebook.com/GroundedReason/ Email us at podcast@groundedreason.com
May 22, 2017 · 01:00:43
In todays episode we discuss why you should drop your pay TV package in 2017 if you haven't already. We also cover how to ease into the cord cutting lifestyle while saving money and adding more time to your day. Here are some important links discussed in the show. Affordable Internet Plans - https://www.groundedreason.com/how-to-get-internet-without-cable/ How to choose the right antenna - https://www.groundedreason.com/watch-tv-free-antenna-guide/ Want to hear the episode on TVFool.com? Check out this episode -  https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/011-tv-fool-improve-tv-antenna-reception/id1140661229?i=1000375799691&ls;=1&mt;=2 Need a DVR for that antenna? Check out this episode of the pod https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/018-dvrs-record-tv-from-an-antenna/id1140661229?i=1000377318396&ls;=1&mt;=2 Sling TV –  https://www.groundedreason.com/sling-tv-review-watch-live-tv-online/ Playstation Vue– https://www.groundedreason.com/replace-cable-with-playstation-vue/  Direct TV – Now we covered in in Episode 23 but here is a High level https://www.groundedreason.com/direct-now-cable-tv-over-internet/ YouTube TV – We covered in episode 35. https://www.groundedreason.com/youtube-tv-channels/ Hulu TV - https://www.groundedreason.com/tv-shows-hulu-worth-cost/ Please Subscribe to The Show in iTunes, Stitcher, or your Podcast App. Be sure to visit https://www.groundedreason.com  for more tech tips and subscribe to the podcast on your favorite player using the links below. Subscribe Free on iTunes - https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/grounded-reason-podcast/id1140661229?ls=1&mt;=2 Subscribe Free on Android - http://subscribeonandroid.com/groundedreason.libsyn.com/rss Subscribe Free on Stitcher - http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/grounded-reason-podcast Subscribe Free on Google Play - https://play.google.com/music/m/Ijyw42al3inofdsxd3s44v6rxny?t%3DGrounded_Reason_Podcast Please rate and review the show in iTunes. If you want to send us questions or comments please use any of the methods below. For more information on cutting the cord visit - https://www.groundedreason.com Call and leave a question or comment for the show: (650) 825-5477 (TALK-GRP) Grounded Reason Facebook Page - https://www.facebook.com/GroundedReason/ Email us at podcast@groundedreason.com
May 19, 2017 · 00:38:02
So it begins. Trumps FCC started to roll back Net Neutrality. We are sounding the alarm!    Make sure to log your comments at https://www.fcc.gov/ecfs/search/proceedings?q=name:((17-108)) or use John Olivers like at https://www.gofccyourself.com  
May 15, 2017 · 01:16:47
This episode Dennis and Joel discuss the cyber attack no one is talking about. Comment at the FCC to support Net Neutrality - https://www.gofccyourself.com DDoS attack on The FCC -http://www.broadcastingcable.com/news/washington/petition-circulated-seeking-fcc-info-ddos-attack/165716 Comment Bot Attack on the FCC - https://www.theverge.com/2017/5/10/15610744/anti-net-neutrality-fake-comments-identities and http://www.zdnet.com/article/a-bot-is-flooding-the-fccs-website-with-fake-anti-net-neutrality-comments/ Comcast/Charter deal -  https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2017/05/comcast-and-charter-agree-not-to-compete-against-each-other-in-wireless/   Please Subscribe to The Show in iTunes, Stitcher, or your Podcast App. Be sure to visit https://www.groundedreason.com  for more tech tips and subscribe to the podcast on your favorite player using the links below. Subscribe Free on iTunes - https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/grounded-reason-podcast/id1140661229?ls=1&mt;=2 Subscribe Free on Android - http://subscribeonandroid.com/groundedreason.libsyn.com/rss Subscribe Free on Stitcher - http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/grounded-reason-podcast Subscribe Free on Google Play - https://play.google.com/music/m/Ijyw42al3inofdsxd3s44v6rxny?t%3DGrounded_Reason_Podcast Please rate and review the show in iTunes. If you want to send us questions or comments please use any of the methods below. For more information on cutting the cord visit - https://www.groundedreason.com Call and leave a question or comment for the show: (650) 825-5477 (TALK-GRP) Grounded Reason Facebook Page - https://www.facebook.com/GroundedReason/ Email us at podcast@groundedreason.com
May 8, 2017 · 01:04:54
In this episode we discuss the new Hulu Live TV service, what net neutrality has to do with cord cutting, and talk about why Ajit Pai's argument to kill Net Neutrality is ultimately doomed to fail, as long as we all voice our concerns to the FCC. Voice your support for Net Neutrality: https://www.groundedreason.com/support-net-neutrality/ Hulu's new Live TV service: https://www.groundedreason.com/hulu-live-tv-service-now-available/ Pay TV has worst quarter ever: http://www.fiercecable.com/cable/pay-tv-has-its-worst-q1-sub-losses-ever-analyst-pegs-total-carnage-at-762k Please Subscribe to The Show in iTunes, Stitcher, or your Podcast App. Be sure to visit https://www.groundedreason.com  for more tech tips and subscribe to the podcast on your favorite player using the links below. Subscribe Free on iTunes - https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/grounded-reason-podcast/id1140661229?ls=1&mt;=2 Subscribe Free on Android - http://subscribeonandroid.com/groundedreason.libsyn.com/rss Subscribe Free on Stitcher - http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/grounded-reason-podcast Subscribe Free on Google Play - https://play.google.com/music/m/Ijyw42al3inofdsxd3s44v6rxny?t%3DGrounded_Reason_Podcast Please rate and review the show in iTunes. If you want to send us questions or comments please use any of the methods below. For more information on cutting the cord visit - https://www.groundedreason.com Call and leave a question or comment for the show: (650) 825-5477 (TALK-GRP) Grounded Reason Facebook Page - https://www.facebook.com/GroundedReason/ Email us at podcast@groundedreason.com
May 1, 2017 · 01:13:41
Dennis and Joel cover the history of Net Neutrality in America, which dates back to 1860.  Leave a Comment with the FCC to support Net-Neutrality (Proceeding 17-108) https://www.fcc.gov/ecfs/filings/express  A written Guide to Net Neutrality: https://www.groundedreason.com/net-neutrality-need-know/ FCC Docket to kill Net Neutrality - https://www.fcc.gov/document/wireline-competition-bureau-opens-wc-docket-no-17-108 Please Subscribe to The Show in iTunes, Stitcher, or your Podcast App. Purchase a Grounded Reason T-Shirt : https://www.groundedreason.com/store/ Be sure to visit https://www.groundedreason.com  for more tech tips and subscribe to the podcast on your favorite player using the links below. Subscribe Free on iTunes - https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/grounded-reason-podcast/id1140661229?mt=2 Subscribe Free on Android - http://subscribeonandroid.com/groundedreason.libsyn.com/rss Subscribe Free on Stitcher - http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/grounded-reason-podcast Subscribe Free on Google Play - https://play.google.com/music/m/Ijyw42al3inofdsxd3s44v6rxny?t%3DGrounded_Reason_Podcast Please rate and review the show in iTunes. If you want to send us questions or comments please use any of the methods below. For more information on cutting the cord visit - https://www.groundedreason.com Call and leave a question or comment for the show: (650) 825-5477 (TALK-GRP) Grounded Reason Facebook Page - https://www.facebook.com/GroundedReason/ Email us at podcast@groundedreason.com
April 24, 2017 · 01:13:55
In this episode Dennis and Joel discuss the FCC’s plan to Kill net Neutrality and were also going to talk about a letter that congress wrote to try and fix the privacy mess they created. Finally cut the cable TV cord in eight easy steps - https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/home/finally-cut-the-cable-tv-cord-in-eight-easy-steps/2017/04/18/6cae6086-1ed8-11e7-be2a-3a1fb24d4671_story.html?utm_term=.3663851338bd Congressman “The Cable Guy” - http://www.talkingnewmedia.com/2017/04/17/congressman-defends-end-to-net-neutrality-rules-nobodys-got-to-use-the-internet/   *CORRECTION - In the episode we stated that the Senate sent this letter to the FCC. This is incorrect, it was the House of Representatives. Congresses solution to the problem they created - http://energycommerce.house.gov/sites/republicans.energycommerce.house.gov/files/documents/114/20170407FCC.pdf FTC Comments on privacy - https://www.ftc.gov/system/files/documents/advocacy_documents/comment-staff-bureau-consumer-protection-federal-trade-commission-federal-communications-commission/160527fcccomment.pdf Mandatory arbitration clauses - https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2016/10/mandatory-arbitration-restricts-rights-of-isp-customers-says-fcc-democrat/ FTC Chairman Interview - https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2017/04/unenforceable-how-voluntary-net-neutrality-lets-isps-call-the-shots/ Please Subscribe to The Show in iTunes, Stitcher, or your Podcast App. Purchase a Grounded Reason T-Shirt : https://www.groundedreason.com/store/ Be sure to visit https://www.groundedreason.com  for more tech tips and subscribe to the podcast on your favorite player using the links below. Subscribe Free on iTunes - https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/grounded-reason-podcast/id1140661229?mt=2 Subscribe Free on Android - http://subscribeonandroid.com/groundedreason.libsyn.com/rss Subscribe Free on Stitcher - http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/grounded-reason-podcast Subscribe Free on Google Play - https://play.google.com/music/m/Ijyw42al3inofdsxd3s44v6rxny?t%3DGrounded_Reason_Podcast Please rate and review the show in iTunes. If you want to send us questions or comments please use any of the methods below. For more information on cutting the cord visit - https://www.groundedreason.com Call and leave a question or comment for the show: (650) 825-5477 (TALK-GRP) Grounded Reason Facebook Page - https://www.facebook.com/GroundedReason/ Email us at podcast@groundedreason.com    
April 17, 2017 · 00:53:16
In this episode Dennis and Joel discuss the recent war on Android "Kodi Boxes" happening in the UK and how that can affect those using these devices in the US. They also discuss Amazon and their recent banning of these devices. Kodi UK Crackdown: http://www.express.co.uk/life-style/science-technology/765125/Kodi-box-crackdown-five-arrest-illegal-streaming-Sky-sports-movies Amazon Banning Seller of “loaded” Kodi Boxes : http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-4378222/Amazon-bans-Kodi-TV-boxes-pirate-players.html Please Subscribe to The Show in iTunes, Stitcher, or your Podcast App. Purchase a Grounded Reason T-Shirt : https://www.groundedreason.com/store/ Be sure to visit https://www.groundedreason.com  for more tech tips and subscribe to the podcast on your favorite player using the links below. Subscribe Free on iTunes - https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/grounded-reason-podcast/id1140661229?mt=2 Subscribe Free on Android - http://subscribeonandroid.com/groundedreason.libsyn.com/rss Subscribe Free on Stitcher - http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/grounded-reason-podcast Subscribe Free on Google Play - https://play.google.com/music/m/Ijyw42al3inofdsxd3s44v6rxny?t%3DGrounded_Reason_Podcast Please rate and review the show in iTunes. If you want to send us questions or comments please use any of the methods below. For more information on cutting the cord visit - https://www.groundedreason.com Call and leave a question or comment for the show: (650) 825-5477 (TALK-GRP) Grounded Reason Facebook Page - https://www.facebook.com/GroundedReason/ Email us at podcast@groundedreason.com    
April 10, 2017 · 01:06:26
Dennis is excited over the new cord cutting numbers from Nielsen. He and Joel also cover some more bad news out of Ajit Pai's FCC. They also discuss how Donald Trump put the last nail in the coffin of you personal privacy when it comes to your ISP. Links for Todays Show Buy a Grounded Reason Podcast T-Shirt:https://www.groundedreason.com/store/ The Cord Cutting Data: https://www.groundedreason.com/cord-cutting-statistics-show-trouble-pay-tv/ Minnesota attempts state privacy law: https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2017/03/isp-privacy-rules-could-be-resurrected-by-states-starting-in-minnesota/ Pai reverses rule for Charter to build out service to 1 million homes. https://www.wsj.com/articles/fcc-reverses-merger-condition-requiring-charter-to-overbuild-broadband-service-1491237364 YouGov Poll on ISP Privacy Repeal: http://big.assets.huffingtonpost.com/tabs_HP_Online_Privacy_20170330.pdf   Please Subscribe to The Show in iTunes, Stitcher, or your Podcast App. Be sure to visit https://www.groundedreason.com  for more tech tips and subscribe to the podcast on your favorite player using the links below. Subscribe Free on iTunes - https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/grounded-reason-podcast/id1140661229?mt=2 Subscribe Free on Android - http://subscribeonandroid.com/groundedreason.libsyn.com/rss Subscribe Free on Stitcher - http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/grounded-reason-podcast Subscribe Free on Google Play - https://play.google.com/music/m/Ijyw42al3inofdsxd3s44v6rxny?t%3DGrounded_Reason_Podcast Please rate and review the show in iTunes. If you want to send us questions or comments please use any of the methods below. For more information on cutting the cord visit - https://www.groundedreason.com Call and leave a question or comment for the show: (650) 825-5477 (TALK-GRP) Grounded Reason Facebook Page - https://www.facebook.com/GroundedReason/ Email us at podcast@groundedreason.com  
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