If you’re ready to cut the cord and upgrade to high-speed fiber internet, you may be wondering, “How will I watch my local stations without cable?” We get it. In an area where hurricanes are a concern, having access to local news is important. And beyond that, we’re in SEC football country, so lack of sports coverage is a deal breaker.

But you don’t have to worry. Accessing news, weather and events in your community is easy with fiber internet. You can say “Goodbye!” to cable company speeds (and service) and not miss out.

Here are some tips for cutting the cord without giving up local programming.

Get Your Local News for Free

Our first tip may surprise you, but it’s true. You likely have everything you need to watch the local news … for free.

Most people don’t need cable to watch local news and sports broadcasts because you can actually pick them up with just an antenna. And we’re not talking about the “rabbit ears” you may remember. Most TVs today come with a built-in antenna that lets you tune in to local broadcasts, often in high definition.

Stream Your Favorite Content

While an antenna is a great option, streaming services give you access to just about any show or movie you could want. With Hulu Live, YouTube TV, fuboTV, Philo, Sling TV and others, there are more streaming options than ever.

Most live TV streaming platforms come with standard sports channels, such as ESPN, FOX Sports and CBS Sports Network. For die-hard fans, most also offer add-on sports packages that include premium channels like ESPN+, NBA League Pass, and NFL RedZone.

When streaming services first hit the scene, the experience could be a little clunky. But today, smart TVs and improved streaming apps have made streaming live TV via the internet simple and seamless.

While there is a cost for streaming services, they can be a great value compared to cable and satellite bundles. All you need is a great internet connection – and we’ve got you covered with our high-speed fiber internet.

If you don’t already have a smart TV, you don’t have to buy a new one. There are ways you can make that perfectly good TV “smarter.” Streaming devices like Roku, Amazon Fire Stick, Apple TV and Google Chromecast are simple to install and use. If you’re a gamer, chances are you already have your Xbox or PlayStation connected to your TV and the internet.

Fiber + Streaming: A Perfect Pair

When you cut the cord, your internet matters more than ever. With high-speed fiber internet, you’ll be able to stream without interruption – no annoying buffering or lag.

And if your family is like most, you’ll probably have multiple people streaming on multiple devices all at the same time. High-speed fiber internet is built to keep up, so you can watch your favorite show while you surf on your phone and the kids are gaming and watching Tik Toks. 

Getting your local news and programming without cable might have seemed out of reach in the past, but today, it’s simple. There are affordable, user-friendly solutions that make it easy to stay connected to what’s happening in your community.

At LiveOak Fiber, we are committed to bringing you fast, dependable internet that allows you to live your life at your speed. If you’re ready to cut the cord and upgrade to high-speed fiber, get to know LiveOak and see what fiber Internet services we offer in your area!