A few days ago we posted a survey on the subreddit CordCutters asking people to fill out a short 10 question survey about them as cord cutters. 445 different people filled out the survey.
The comments for this question can mostly be summed up into dissatisfaction with their cable company for the main reason they canceled their service.
The number one comment on about how they got content to their TV was Plex. I was looking for hardware solutions here and next time I will be more clear. I was surprised that only 14% of users had a Apply TV. With all the talk on the subreddit about Apple TV I expected to see a higher number. In the set top box wars clearly Roku is in the lead.
I am kind of shocked that about 75% said they do not have a data cap. I wonder if people just don’t know about their cap or if this number will change dramatically when Comcast puts in their new 300GB cap latter this year. It will also be interesting to see how this changes after the Comcast/TWC merger.
For all the talk about going over data caps only about 7% said they normally go over their data cap.
Surprisingly with 7%saying they normally go over their data cap only about 2.5% of respondents said they have been threatened with cancellation because of data usage.
The comments can really be summed up into two categories. Users who used a friends account for services like HBO Go/Watch ESPN and YouTube. About 40 people said they used YouTube as a major source of content.
I was surprised to see about 30% of respondents say they do not pay for content. Especially since 90% of people said they had Netflix in the previous question. Two ways this maybe. 1st people are sharing Netflix accounts and second many people use unlicensed services like torrent sites to get their content.
This is very contestant with our previous survey last spring. It appears that $70+ is the braking point for most cord cutters.
These results put to rest the lie that is always pushed by cab companies that cord cutters are just poor college students who will buy cable when they get jobs. With over 90% of the respondents being over 25 years old shows that this is more than just a temporary college experiences.