By Dave Graveline, The Moors Master Association President
Should the Moors residents continue paying for bulk cable?
People like choices and I continue to hear from more and more of our residents that they don’t even watch CABLE any longer. So, why should everyone have to pay for it?
Considering that people now have so many options available like Hulu, Netflix, Prime, AppleTV+, Paramount+, etc., it has been suggested by many that we let our residents choose what they want and that the Association shouldn’t have to pay for it —especially many channels that most don’t even watch— thereby saving us ALL some money.
Many Residents have indicated to me that they would prefer reduced maintenance fees and the chance to let them choose what services they want.
AT&T Fiber is already offering a Bulk Deal, but only for Internet, no TV. Comcast is suggesting that they may offer an extension to their bulk deal with us —but may also just offer Internet. Hotwire is interested in also providing us with a bulk package and may be able to provide some TV, but certainly high-speed internet. Your Master Board is hoping that maybe we can discount our maintenance fees a bit to help residents pay for streaming services that THEY choose!
Many Residents have indicated to me that they would prefer reduced maintenance fees and the chance to let them choose what services they want. Especially with the plethora of soooo many Streaming Services available these days, a lot of our Residents already use something other than Comcast/Xfinity Cable for their TV viewing. All they need is a solid Internet connection and not even a lot of speed! WE MUST get with the 2022 Tech available!
So please let us know your thoughts. Would you prefer that we keep paying $56,000 a month (or likely more) to Comcast/Xfinity? Would you prefer that we continue to seek other bids from other interested companies? Would you prefer that we aim for a Bulk Deal for Internet only and try to negotiate a deal that might include some Streaming services? Would you prefer to just save some money in your Maintenance Fees and simply subscribe to whatever Internet and/or TV services YOU choose? We look forward to your input!