I love baseball, and was hoping this was the year my beloved Detroit Tigers would make it back to this month’s World Series. But I realized very early in the season that post-season play wouldn’t be in the cards for us.

Like most fans, I love the energy and excitement of an out-of-the-ballpark homerun, but nothing sparks my baseball love more than the rare, fast-and-furious triple play. That’s just baseball magic.

We have our own magical triple play unfolding here at Midwest Energy & Communications, and I believe it will be nothing short of a homerun for those we serve.

This month we launch a long-awaited video option as part of our fiber internet service. Now you can bundle fiber internet, phone and video, or any combination of the three, in one easy and convenient package. It’s the latest chapter in the magical story of what we’re doing to transform the rural space.

We’ve spent a lot of time researching video options, both in terms of what’s available and what our members want and need. The industry has changed dramatically with the introduction of streaming content and “over-the-top (OTT) programming.” In a nutshell, OTT is film and television content delivered over the internet, without requiring users to subscribe to a traditional cable or satellite service. It includes commonly-known services like Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon Prime. The days of traditional cable or satellite line-ups are going by the wayside as technology has created better ways for users to customize their own viewing experiences.

We’ve learned through our research that you want options. You don’t want to pay for 200 stations only to access the handful that you regularly use. And you don’t want to give up your local stations.

Welcome to the magical world of MEC triple play.

Beginning this month, we will help set you up with the video options you want and need. The ViewLocal app, accessible through a number of streaming devices, gives you access to all of your regular local channels over our fiber internet. We’ll help you combine that with an OTT or steaming option of your choice to create the viewing line-up you want and need.

Many are nervous to cut the cord, meaning getting rid of a traditional cable television offering. But as alternative options continue to become available, more people are taking the plunge, saving money and gaining control.

Ready to explore the magical world of the MEC triple play? Visit teammidwest.com to learn more.