• Posted on: 25 June 2024
  • By: djoyce

Cord-cutting, or canceling your cable TV subscription, has become increasingly popular. More and more Americans use paid streaming services like Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon for watching TV. Less than half of U.S. households (46%) still use cable or satellite TV services, and only 14% regret switching to streaming.
Streaming is popular because lets you watch what you want and when you want—no more need to schedule viewing or fuss with with DVRs. Streaming can also save money because you are not forced to an expensive bundle of hundreds of TV channels when you only watch a few. Most households that have switched to streaming will report that their television experience is better than their previous cable TV subscription.

Cutting the cord and switching to streaming TV services can also save money. Many households save $50 per month or more, depending on what streaming services they use.
In the early days of streaming services, it was often difficult to get local news and live sports, but that has changed for the better. Streaming services like YouTube TV, Philo, Paramount+, Peacock (CBS) and other streaming services make it easy to get the same local content that was available with a cable TV subscription.
An inexpensive digital TV antenna (about $30 on Amazon) is also an easy way to get local channels (and no monthly fees). Web sites and services like the free What to Watch simplifies finding what is offered by the various streaming services.

If your home has a fiber Internet connection, watching your favorite TV program becomes easier than ever; the buffering delays are gone, and the picture quality can be noticeably better. And the fiber modem is smaller, simpler, and more reliable—no more having to reboot your cable Internet modem. And if you need a voice telephone landline, a fiber-based phone line can cost as little as ten or fifteen dollars a month. And the fiber Internet connection is usually symmetric—equal upload and download speeds, which is not available with the old-fashioned copper-based cable Internet service. The symmetric fiber easily supports multiple video conferences (e.g. Zoom) and multiple TVs at the same time.

Best of all, fiber Internet increases the value of your home by as much as $5000 to $7000 dollars.


Why Cord-Cutting is the Smart Choice: Save Money, Enhance Your Viewing Experience, and Boost Your Home's Value