One of the ways cable companies are combatting the cord-cutting movement is by instituting bandwidth data caps (or finally enforcing caps) on internet packages. Potential cord-cutters have been warned that moving from a cable package to obtaining all video entertainment by downloading video or through streaming services like Netflix, Amazon Instant Video, Hulu and Sling TV will be just as expensive, if not more, due to potential bandwidth overages.
Despite this propaganda, it’s totally possible to cut the cord on expensive cable TV contracts even if you have an internet data cap.
Why did you cut the cord and how much money are you saving each month?
I initially ‘shaved’ the cord 2 years ago for savings.
We were paying nearly $200/month with Comcast so we switched to DirectTV. As always after the initial 6-12 month ‘honeymoon’ period the price would skyrocket again, then we’d switch to Comcast again. We got tired of the endless calling and begging.
Technology made cutting cable more attractive. As of now we pay $61/month for 50Mbps Internet. That’s it.