Press Release 1/15/21

(Kent, Connecticut) – The Kent Memorial Library is excited to present a lecture called Cut the Cord! on Wednesday, February 10 at 7:00 p.m. on zoom. This entertaining community presentation is meant to help cable-TV customers break the expensive and often frustrating cable service cycle and gain lower costs, greater control and a vastly expanded selection of entertainment and communication choices. Attendees will learn how to get out of a cable service agreement, find and negotiate the best internet/broadband access deal, and get started with streaming services for a vast range of entertainment options… many of which are free!

The presentation covers the details of streaming equipment (some of which attendees may already own) and how to explore the ever-expanding list of channels and services that streaming—as well as the “forgotten” free resource of broadcast TV—can bring to your living room. Support issues such as quality home WiFi and low-cost home phone service are covered as well. You don’t need advanced technical expertise… just the right information! If you’re tired of endless rate increases and shell games with service and programming terms, cut your expense and take control… come learn how to Cut the Cord!

James Gifford is uniquely qualified to present this seminar. He has been a writer, editor and publisher for 30 years, focusing on bringing complex subjects to introductory and novice audiences. He has been in the tech and consumer electronics industry for about that long as well, much of it at the engineering level in business and personal communications and telecom. And he has spent much of the last decade writing about consumer economics and advocating for consumer rights. He is a completely independent speaker with no ties or interests to any cable, communications, online, entertainment or equipment companies. He was a resident of Tolland, CT for six years and now connects to these sessions from Denver, Colorado.

This presentation is free and open to the public on zoom Wednesday, February 10 at 7:00 p.m. Please register for login information.

Kent Memorial Library provides a center for collaborative engagement, education and enrichment for the greater Kent community. Kent Memorial Library is located at 32 North Main Street, Kent, Connecticut, 860-927-3761. Visit for more information.