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Solved Amazon Fire Cube

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  1. shgart

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    I want to eliminate cable service which provides my internet access for my Apple MacBook Air as well as TV. I am interested in the Amazon fire cube. I own an Arris router and rent a receiver from the cable company. My question is will the fire cube provide wifi connectivity for my laptop? If it will exactly what equipment will I need? If it will not service my laptop is there any other way to cut cable but still have internet access on my computer?
     
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    I think the cube is a streaming device which still needs an ISP to provide internet service.
     
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    Other common types of internet service for the residence are DSL and satellite. A few communities offer Internet over Power Lines. In some rural areas Fixed (direct line-of-sight) Wi-Fi may be offered.
     
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    thank you I will look into this
     
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    thank you I will look into this
     
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    Keep in mind exactly what you are trying to accomplish.

    For me, I wanted to cut my TV bill, but keep my cable internet service. So,

    Last summer I cancelled my cable TV service but kept my cable internet service. That cut my $153/month Mediacom cable bill by $83/month. Then for $40/month I added a live TV streaming service (YouTube TV) that provides all the TV stations that I care about (and added a couple I did not previously have). And I keep another $43/month in my pocket. :)

    My choice of a streaming TV service was dictated by live sports, as that is almost all the TV I watch. Other people like movies and start with something like Netflix.
     
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    Thank you so much, you have answered all my questions!
     
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    You're welcome. :) Good luck with your quest to cut costs. It can get confusing!
     
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