Iowa Video Provider Says Rural Market Not Ready for Cord Cutting
IPTV investment is more efficient and more economical than RF Cable.
Mallory says that his customers are taking advantage of OTT offerings, but they are doing so while maintaining their traditional video service. When comparing RF to IPTV head to head, the decision to go with IPTV was based on lower operational costs. Mallory says Innovative Systems video is the best solution on the market when you consider provisioning, subscriber management, and service upgrades.
The Innovative Difference Over Cable
Some of the major upgrades WiaTel's customers have commented on include whole home DVR, the Weather App and Restart TV, features that were unavailable with their cable system. WiaTel is also joining a growing group of video providers who are not offering premise-based DVRs, opting instead for hosted Cloud DVR on the InnoStream™ Video platform.
Video Growth from Rural Fiber Expansion
Mallory acknowledges that content costs are not going to go down, but by investing in companies like Innovative helps to reduce operational costs and by using tools like channel stats reporting they can make decisions on eliminating channels that no one is watching and reducing some of those content expenses.
Western Iowa Telecom has been providing communications service to communities in Northwestern Iowa for over 50 years. WiaTel offers a full suite of services including broadband, video, phone, network, and computer support. Visit www.wiatel.com
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