RaceTV is now available!

RaceTV has been a highly anticipated product and we are happy to announce that we are now accepting orders from customers in Stallion Springs and Boron as well as other existing markets. At this time we are offering one TV package with a second package coming this fall.

The price for our new RaceTV package is $95* a month as a stand alone product and includes up to 300 HD-channels. For the full channel line-up please see the link below or visit our services page on the RACE website. RACE also offers a bundle for $180* that includes all of our top of the line packages (Gigafy Me, Unlimited Phone and Expanded RaceTV) as well as the necessary equipment.

With features such as “Catch Up” and “Restart”, you won’t have to worry about missing your favorite shows. “Catch UP” allows you to go back and watch programming you missed while “Restart” lets you start a live episode from the beginning.
Have more than one TV? RACE will provide one complimentary DVR box and homeowners will be able to rent additional set top boxes ($7/each) for up to 4 additional TVs. You don’t need a DVR box for each TV to record tonight’s episode of “American Idol”. With one DVR box, you can record up to 5 shows at once.

RaceTV requires a 1-year contract to waive the $150 installation fee. If you are interested in signing up for RaceTV, give us a call today to get started. 877-722-3833

Our full channel line-up can be found here

IPTV: The New Kid In Town

With technology evolving at lightning speed, “cutting the cord” is a hot topic in today’s world. Consumers are swimming in alternatives to traditional pay-TV, with internet based services like Netflix, SlingTV and HBO GO. It’s no wonder that in 2015, as many as 7% of pay-TV homes are expected to drop their service or switch to an online video app instead. As fiber internet becomes available in more cities across the U.S, service providers will look to IPTV (Internet Protocol Television) to provide home entertainment to their customers.

IPTV is a system through which TV services are delivered over a packet-switched network such as the Internet, instead of being delivered through traditional means such as satellite or cable. Unlike downloaded media, IPTV offers the ability to stream the media in smaller batches, directly from the source.

IPTV services is generally classified into three main groups:

  1. Live Television with our without interactivity related to the current TV show.
  2. Time-shifted television: which allows you to view programs after they have aired or restart a show while it is on.
  3. Video on Demand: browse a catalog of movies or shows, and select what you want to watch, when you want to watch.

For many potential cord-cutters, bandwidth is the biggest limitation. Without a reliable internet connection capable of providing the needed downstream speeds, buffering and jagged video will be a source of frustration. This may seem obvious, but if you’re going to bet your precious entertainment future on your network, you need a solid hookup. Netflix and other similar streaming video services suggest downstream speeds of 5 Mbps, but that’s simply not going to cut it for most, especially those with families that might want to stream more than one show or movie at a time.

With fiber internet and the speeds provided by Google Fiber, Race Communications and other fiber companies, cord-cutting has become the next frontier in home entertainment. Soon Race will provide a simple, affordable and flexible alternative to pricey cable subscriptions with its very own IPTV solution!