Question: So-called “cable TV” arrived in Bloomington-Normal in June of 1969, with the Western Tap pub in west Bloomington being the very first building in B-N to receive TV programming by a high-quality wire instead of an air-wave antenna. Nearly 50 years later, is the future of “cable” bright or dismal?

Answer: If you ask the guys who today install your cable, they’ll candidly tell you actual “cable TV” may go extinct. With online TV, services like Hulu and unlimited "streaming" of TV signals, as one local cable guy puts it, “Ten years ago, the first day of college was our busiest, as all the college students wanted a cable box. But today’s millennials don’t care as much about cable anymore. All they want is super-fast Wi-Fi to pull in their own streams and services.”

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