If you are considering cutting the cord with your cable provider, you aren’t the only one. 2.65 million Americans have cancelled cable subscriptions from 2008-2011, according to a Convergence Consulting Group report. It is projected that by the end of the year, the number of people cutting the cord will reach 3.58 million.
For the price that most Americans pay for cable every year, they could delight in a weekend getaway. The average cable bill in the U.S. is over $80 a month and the annual price increase exceeds 5%. For many of us, the cost outweighs the value, and that’s why we provide the best possible alternative to cable.
A revolution has begun. Fed up with constantly increasing prices, endless fees and taxes, and programming packages that include 40 channels you don’t want for every one that you do, cable and satellite customers across the US are kicking their service providers to the curb by cutting the cord and sourcing their TV programming elsewhere. For many of you, this may be a daunting idea - that cable coming out of your wall has been a sort of umbilical cord, nourishing you with entertainment for as long as you can remember. Others may have concerns that ditching cable requires too many sacrifices. Well, we’re here to tell you it’s cheaper, easier than you think, and you don’t have to give up much – if anything – in the process.