Introducing… Race BasicTV

Race Communications is happy to announce the release of a NEW product – A basic TV package that will be available in all of our markets. Many of our customers have asked for an alternative when it comes to our television offering, and our company has been working to come up with a solution.  Without further ado, let us present our newest product offering: The Race Basic TV package.

What is it?
The Race Basic TV package is a simple television offering that has local and off-air channels. The line up will vary by market based on which local channels are available. The package consists of 20+ channels including ABC, Fox, CW and more.

How much will it cost?
The package will be $28/month plus $7 for the required standard set-top box. This brings the price to $35/month. You’re welcomed to upgrade to a DVR if you need to be able to record your favorite shows.

Who is this package for?
This package is a great addition to customers who stream the majority of their entertainment but miss local news and weather programs. It also perfect for those who don’t watch a lot of television and just need a few channels!

Be sure to check out our sample line up here

Race Communications’ Summer Review.

2018 has been filled with releases, events, and expansion for Race Communications. In May, the company officially opened a new office in Tehachapi, CA where the company has a strong fiber footprint in the outlying communities of Stallion Springs, Brite Valley, Oak Knolls and Bear Valley Springs. Race has hired several local residents to build their marketing and sales team and is revving up their efforts in their service areas in the High Desert and Central Valley.

The month of May also brought the release of the first part of the “Gigafy Phelan” project, a hard-fought project that was approved in July 2017, after years of challenges and obstacles.

Since June 2018, Race has installed 98% of the residents who had previously inquired about service in the released zone – the release came two full months ahead of the initial target date of August 2018. “Gigafy Phelan” was not the only project to be released – the “Gigafy Occidental” project in Northern California was also released and installs began immediately. At this time over 70 percent of the community has signed up for services from Race.

The release of these communities has given Race the momentum to continue their expansion and Race opened a new field operations office in Phelan, CA and marked the occasion with a BBQ Kick-Off and ribbon cutting ceremony on June 21st. The company was recognized by Congressman Cook’s office for their efforts in the area and for their continued work in rural unserved and underserved areas across the state.

 

Race looks forward to the second half of 2018 and continued progress. Race is on a mission to provide affordable high-speed broadband to the communities where larger carriers have ignored the needs of the residents. Race will continue to support net-neutrality, promote broadband access and adoption, and will continue to seek out new projects in unserved and underserved regions in California.

Finally, a big THANK YOU to those who have chosen Race as their new service provider as we could not have done this without you. Our customers are part of the Race family, and we look forward to providing our customers with the newest technology and the friendly customer service they have come to know.  Stay tuned for more exciting news from Race as the year progresses!

 

The roll out has begun in Mono County!

Race Communications would like to thank the residents in these communities for their patience during the roll out of our fiber-based services and we look forward to begin providing service late summer – Now who’s ready to place an order?

Who’s ready to experience speeds 1000x times faster than Cable or DSL? Remember our fiber optic Internet uploads and downloads at the same speeds, so you will never see that dreaded buffering icon again!

As of today, residents in Lee Vining and Mono City can place orders for their new and improved Internet service, provided by Race Communications!

In Mono County, the process will be a bit different than in previous Race projects. Once an order is placed with Race, our technicians will perform a “drop” from the pole to the side of your home (this can be done aerially or underground depending on the existing infrastructure of your home).

For Lee Vining, once a drop is completed, final infrastructure needs to be done to tie into our network. This means it will be about 4 weeks from the time of the drop until you can receive a in-home installation.

For Mono City, drops will be done concurrently with construction so while you can place an order today, in-home installations will not take place until construction is complete. We expect in-home installs to begin in the month change of September/October.

We encourage you to place your order today so that you can be one of the first to be installed in the area.

Residents in Crowley Lake and Aspen Springs should have begun to see our Race crews around town stranding fiber in the area. At this time, you aren’t able to place an order, but we are getting closer! Crowley Lake and Aspen Springs will be able to place orders as soon at JULY 17th!

Crowley residents will have a similar process to Lee Vining. A drop will be completed in the coming weeks while we complete the tie in to our network. Once a drop is completed, you will need to wait until the infrastructure is complete – about 6 weeks until in-home installations can begin there.

What you should know about Cord Cutting

With rising cost, spotty service and mandatory contracts, the cable industry is taking a hit.

To date, the average Americans spent an average of $103 a month — $1,236 a year — on cable television in 2016.

More and more consumers are “cutting the cord.”

Not literally, but customers are getting rid of their cable boxes and using streaming services such as Netflix and Hulu and to watch their favorite shows.

In fact, in 2014, nearly 1.4 million nationwide households made the call to go cable-free or shut off their paid TV-subscription.

Not to mention, The FCC reported in that same year that the average monthly price of expanded basic service increased by 5.1% to $64.41 in 2012, compared to a 1.6% annual increase in the Consumer Price Index.

So if you’re thinking about cutting the cord, you’re not alone. But where should you start?

It’s overwhelming. In the post-cable arena, there are so many options to explore to find the perfect streaming combination.

Should you go with an AppleTV? Amazon Firestick? Upgrade to a SmartTV?

How do you know which option is right for you?

To know your best options, it’s important that you familiarize yourself in the term cord cutting. By definition, cord cutting is the practice of terminating your current cable or satellite television. The purpose of cord cutting is to save money but to still enjoy your favorite shows at a much cheaper price.

For starters, canceling your subscription would be the first step, but before you do make sure you follow these tips:

  • Do your research: Not every streaming system or streaming device is created equal. Knowing what options are available in your area and what are the product specs are all worth knowing up front.
  • Pricing: With so many different options available on the market, keep in mind pricing. For example, the Roku Express can range from $30-$80 and AppleTV starts from $149.
  • Know your cord-cutting services: Again, streaming devices and streaming services are two different things. Streaming services such as Netflix and Amazon prime Video are apps that offer individual services for television programming. Think of it as an a la carte feature. It’s the equivalent of paying for just what you want to watch.

Of course, for those of you a little unsure about cord cutting, you can always consider Race’s services. Our triple play offers you fiber optic Internet, Phone, and RaceTV. Our gigafy line allows you to sit back and upload, download and stream at never before seen speed.

Our service allows symmetrical speeds, up to 1 Gigabyte, meaning it downloads and uploads content at the same speed and consistency in both directions.

Call Race at 1-877-722-3833 or visit us at Race.com for more information.