There is a growing interest among people fed up with being held for ransom by the high cost of subscription bundled TV programming to move to the darkside and cut the cord on their cable TV subscriptions. The current average cost of having hundreds of worthless channels delivered to our homes so that we can watch the ten coveted channels we’re really after is around $90 per month. Analysts are predicting that to continue to rise every year until by 2020 we are paying upwards of $200 per month. Some of you are thinking, “I am already paying close to this!”
More and more people are actually taking the plunge and cutting the cord. Nielsen, the group that tracks consumer viewing habits, says that over 5 million households have opted to be cable (or satellite) TV free. While this number might seem small when you consider there are about 108 milion households, that 5 million number is up nearly 23% from 2010. That is clearly a trend.
If you are itching to be part of that trend, there are a few things you should be aware of up front. For some people, these issues will not be a problem, but others may have to find alternative sources or even sacrifice. It’s important to begin with educating yourself on what’s required to stream. Click here to read the whole article.