Cord-Cutter Who Went Cable-Free In 2010 Should Serve As Lesson For Americans

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Let’s face it: Cable television is expensive. During a recent conversation with the Greater Baton Rouge Business Report, a Louisiana resident took that simple fact and contrasted it to the items on his budget that were already eating away at his paycheck. First, as the publication notes, the 36-year-old had recently bought a house with his wife and the two were caring for three children. It was almost a no-brainer then that cable TV was off-limits, but what makes this vignette so unique is that it was 2010 when the Baton Rouge couple became proud “cord-cutters.” The ranks of people who’ve decided that cable television is both a legacy product and a luxury are growing rapidly and each has their own reasoning for finally ditching the cable bill once and for all. According to the report, a total of 1.7 million Americans cancelled their cable TV subscriptions in 2016. Additional estimates state that a little more than 1 million more made the same move in the third quarter of 2017 alone.

By reading up on any Clear TV review, we quickly see that cutting the cord doesn’t mean living in a world devoid of on-screen entertainment. That’s because this device that improves broadcast TV signal reception and quality connects to any television set manufactured after 2007. After making the one-time purchase, you’ll be able to access local and national news shows, children’s programs, sporting events, foreign language channels and so much more. This is one positive aspect noted in just about any Clear TV review, but the fact that you’re no longer paying on average $100 per month for cable television is another reason why these digital TV antennas are so popular.

Per the Greater Baton Rouge Business Report article from Dec. 12, 2017, a Cox Communications cable company spokesperson said that cord-cutting isn’t the end of the story. Rather, the company took the stance that installing a digital TV antenna “requires multiple subscriptions [to streaming content services] and additional hardware.” Read any Clear TV review and you’ll see that this couldn’t be further from the truth. This antenna is a one-time purchase that should be installed in an area of your home where you expect the least amount of interference from geographical boundaries. If you expect this part of your home to be a considerable distance from the television set that your plugging your antenna into, no worries because an extension cord adapter is all you’ll need to ensure connectivity.

Some industry experts expect the “cord-cutting” phenomenon to continue well into 2018. With that reality in mind — and the probability that cable providers will raise prices to close the gap — it may be time for homeowners who are tired of spending more than $1,000 annually to get on the bandwagon.


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