'Cut the Cord' to Cable TV & Save an average of $100/mo.


TV antenna installation, and configuration of streaming devices

We founded Wonderwave Internet in 1999, and since then, we have earned our cred through installing and configuring WIFI Internet antennas on the homes and rooftops of northern McHenry County.

We sold our internet business in 2016, but wanted to continue to put our experience, customer service, and knowledge to use.

We have helped many of our former internet customers "cut the cable cord," and though we do not provide internet services any more, we still provide TV antenna installation, and configuration of streaming devices, VOIP and WIFI equipment. We have found that our customers that have cut the cord save an average of $100/mo.

We are located in northern McHenry County (Illinois), and if you are interested in learning more, contact us at 815-900-9600.

What is Cord Cutting?

If you use a cable or satellite service you have probably been treated badly. They all are the same. They will start you out at a promotional rate and before you know it you are stuck paying three times as much. Customer service is bad and it is impossible to cancel. People are starting to fight back by “cutting the cord”.

Cord cutting refers to the process of cutting expensive cable connections in order to change to a low-cost TV channel subscription through over-the-air (OT) free broadcast through antenna, or over-the-top (OTT) broadcast over the Internet.

Netflix, Hulu and Amazon  are on-demand broadcasting services that encourage cord cutting. Recently, services that provide live TV channels over the Internet have become available like SlingTV, DirecTV Now and Playstation Vue.

There is no longer any reason to be held hostage by your cable or satellite provider. Every TV channel they provide is available in other ways. The Cord Cutter can help you evaluate your options and take charge of your TV experience.


You've heard of Netflix, but there are many more

The Most Popular Streaming Services


The Basic is $7.99 per month. The standard tier $10.99, which allows subscribers to watch on two screens at once. The premium tier $13.99, allows users to watch on up to four screens.


Limited Commercials plan at $5.99/month for the first year for a limited time, then $7.99 and No Commercials plan at $11.99/month.


Amazon's video streaming service lets you watch thousands of movies and TV shows, wherever and whenever you want. Included with Amazon Prime $99 per year

Cable Replacements

DirecTV Now

DirecTV without the satellite dish. Right now you get about 60 channels for $35 per month, or 80 channels for $50 per month at any time.


HBO without a cable connection. Available on Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, Chromecast, Microsoft Xbox, Roku, Samsung TVs, and PlayStation Vue. $15 per month.


With Dish’s Sling TV you don’t get individual shows. You get channels. Sling Orange costs $20 per month; Sling Blue costs $25 per month. A combined package costs $40 per month. Add-on packs cost $5. HBO costs $15 per month.

CBS All Access

Provides full-length episodes of CBS programs, plus live programming streams of local CBS affiliates in 124 markets. CBS All Access also includes complete back catalogs of most of its current series. $6 per month with ads or $10 per month ad-free.

FuboTV Premier

Sports fans looking for a streaming alternative. This sports-centric service offers a mix of live and on-demand channels. comes with a free cloud DVR that lets you store 30 hours of shows, movies, and games. $35 per month for about 50 channels.

Playstation Vue

Packages range from basic channels (the $40-per-month Access plan) to a comprehensive package of about 90 channels that includes some premium channels (the $75-per-month Ultra plan). You also get local channels in many major markets—on-demand in others—plus a cloud DVR for recording shows. $40 to $75 per month, depending on package.


Watch Showtime network without a cable connection. $11 per month, or $9 per month when purchased through certain services, such as Amazon Prime and Hulu.


Get Starz without a pay-TV subscription. Now available on DirecTV Now for $8 per month. Stand a lone service is $9 per month.

Youtube TV

Offers access to live TV from up to 50 providers, including all the major networks. It also has a cloud DVR with unlimited storage. $35 per month

Acorn TV

British TV programming. Series and classics going back to the mid 80's $5 per month or $50 per year.

Niche Streaming Services

Brown Sugar

View the biggest Collection of the Baddest Movies! Foxy Brown, Shaft, and more! $3.99 per month.


Live your life in a permanent state of shock, with as much horror – schlocky, classic, comic, international – as you can take. $4.99 per month

Section II

A small but growing site showcasing lesbian drama from around the world, with films available to rent or buy on the site, plus one original series (so far). Pay as You Watch


Dedicated to showcasing cinema and TV aimed at gay men, Dekkoo has also moved into original programming via the series Feral, which is set in the US bible belt. $11.99 per month


Head here for anime, manga and some (mostly Japanese) live-action films. It is also a community, with some lively forums. Some free content, premium subscriptions from $6.95 a month.


For all the Bollywood you can take, with thousands of hours of films in Hindi, Punjabi, Tamil and other regional languages. The Netflix-style site makes it easy to find films by category. (free with ads or $4.99 a month