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kq4ym
kq4ym
1/10/2018 | 11:25:48 AM
Re: Soon everyone will cut the cord
It does seem that to many including myself, the choice to cut monthly costs is a big factor. I can't see myself ever going back to those substantial monthly fee, unless of course I win the lottery.
Phil_Britt
Phil_Britt
1/1/2018 | 8:38:18 PM
Re: Soon everyone will cut the cord
I am a sports fan, and even a reformed sports writer. But the reality is that there are too many other demands on a paycheck, so this month after several years of fighting it, likely cutting the cord unless I can squeeze a deal out of the cable company.
Joe Stanganelli
Joe Stanganelli
12/30/2017 | 5:24:10 PM
Re: More to come
@light: I'd be mildly surprised if this is not already the case in some instances... It's very easy. Shucks, my gym has video monitors on the treadmills that let people log into their own personal Netflix accounts.
lightreceding
lightreceding
12/30/2017 | 12:17:40 PM
Re: More to come
I'd be happy if hotels just provided a smart TV and let me log in with my own NetFlix or Amazon account.
Joe Stanganelli
Joe Stanganelli
12/29/2017 | 11:41:50 PM
Re: More to come
@daniel: Of course, hotels are increasingly offering Netflix and similar packages in their hotels. How long until we see cable-less hotels go mainstream?
Joe Stanganelli
Joe Stanganelli
12/29/2017 | 11:41:00 PM
Re: Soon everyone will cut the cord
@light: I agree, and yet disagree. I cut the cord a while back. Not too long ago, I uncut it. I fundamentally prefer the cable model. Set-top streaming video boxes have a long way to go, and cable is just easier and more relaxing.

Moreover, in this On Demand world, I find myself more discontented with video than ever because I literally have too many options at my fingertips. In the age of just watching what was on when it was on, I was far happier. Go figure.
Joe Stanganelli
Joe Stanganelli
12/29/2017 | 11:38:35 PM
Pirating
Moreover, as cord cutting catches on, so too are illegal and pseudolegal methods of pirating streaming video. At the same time, however, these "customers" are probably looking to cut the cord anyway (if they have not done so already), so I don't buy the industry's claims about lost profits.
lightreceding
lightreceding
12/29/2017 | 1:08:12 PM
Re: Soon everyone will cut the cord
I don't watch ball sports so I did not do that comparison. I do watch some motor sports but those are available from their web sites with more functions like camera selection and I can view them on the large screen so no big loss. Even the TV news main stories get posted to YouTube or the websites of the news stations so there's a work around.

In my experience the ISP throttles sites like NetFlix and then pushes subsribers to up their bandwidth package. I've noticed that they do this in retaliation to cutting back on cable services too. I expect them to get more bold with NN repeal and to also go after the OTTs for fees for network access.
brooks7
brooks7
12/29/2017 | 11:53:48 AM
Re: Soon everyone will cut the cord
@lightreceding,

You might think differently if you were a sports fan.

So, I switched to Sling TV and have decided to un-cord cut.  Essentially, by the time I paid for the sports channels that I wanted - the bill was higher than my bare bones cable.  The biggest chunk of my bill right now is the Internet Service, which basically remains the same either way.

seven

Edit:  NN repeal has nothing directly to do with the cost of your ISP service.  It is not a tarriffed service.  That means that companies can charge what the market will bear.
lightreceding
lightreceding
12/29/2017 | 11:19:40 AM
Soon everyone will cut the cord
I'm getting ready to cut the cord. Considering that cable TV is full of garbage and costs 10 X what NetFlix and Amazon Video cost I'm surprised that most people haven't cut the cord. I've already cut back to the minimum cable service and even that is too much money for too little content. The idea of scheduled programming is over. I watch most of my cable content from the DVD, but the DVD is just a tool to compensate for the lack of a streaming model. There is more than enough content to keep people occupied on the various streaming services. The only thing that will keep the cable companies alive is that thanks to NN repeal they can charge more for Internet access.
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