I checked my wifi connection and it says it is excellent. This behavior doesn't happen on Netflix or Amazon.
My Roku Player Basic version goes into constant looping behavior on some channels. Especially affected are TEDtv, WSJ, FoxNews/FoxLive/FoxBusiness, and CNBC, although lately that channel has improved. Is it a result of Roku faulty behavior? Or is it the problem of the channel providers? A search of the internet will expose many complaints about channel dropping.
Are their other players/providers that have these channels but don't have these problems?
Makes expecting live internet television vs. cable something for the distant future.