One of the complaints against cord cutting is the idea that you will end up paying more for TV. This argument has recently started to die off, but you occasionally still see stories claiming it costs more to be a cord cutter.
Cord Cutters News often gets asked, “With so many services will cord cutting cost more?” So, we asked our readers and over 2,000 of them let us know what they pay for TV. According to that survey, about 73 percent of our readers paid less than $50 a month for their TV. When you compare that to the average cable TV bill of $103 that works out to an average savings of $53 a month and an average savings of $636 a year.
So, what can we make of this? As with all things, not everyone has the same TV needs. For some, a single streaming service along with free services and OTA antenna for TV is all they need. Others are happy to pay for the high-end streaming package with a ton of live TV channels.
Unlike cable TV that says you must buy this minimum package, cord cutting lets you build your own TV package to meet your needs.
So, what about internet?
Many people ask us why not include the cost of internet here. There are two reasons. First, the average price of cable TV service, according to The Wall Street Journal, is $103 a month. That report from WSJ did not include internet.
Second, even if you cut cable TV most Americans still want home internet services.
One more reason cable TV is still not cheaper…
One last note here about why cable TV is not and will never be cheaper. Multiple studies recently have shown that most cable TV subscribers also have at least one if not more streaming services—whether that is Netflix or a live TV streaming service like Sling TV. So, on top of that $103 a month cable TV bill you also have a streaming bill for a service like Netflix.
So, how much are you saving? Leave us a comment and let us know.
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