So What Does Cord Cutting Mean? We Define What It Means to Be a Cord Cutter




Cutting the cable connection to coax connector illustrating retired people cancelling cable TV service

Cutting the cable connection to coax connector illustrating retired people cancelling cable TV serviceRecently I have seen a growing trend of people not sure what cord cutting really means. I have even heard this from tech reporters at major publications. So let’s take a moment and look at what cord cutting really means.

What is cord cutting?

Cord cutting, at its simplest, means breaking free from the long-term contracts of traditional pay TV such as cable TV. Now how you decide to do that is 100% up to you.

For some that may mean not paying anything for TV. Some people are happy with their DVDs and an antenna. For others they may be happy paying for live TV services such as Sling TV, DIRECTV NOW, and PlayStation Vue.

Cord cutting is all about taking control of what you pay and what you want to watch and when you watch it. So however you decide to do that is up to you. Unlike cable TV we won’t tell you how and when you should enjoy your TV.

What Cord Cutting Is Not

There is a lot that cord cutting is not. Mainly cord cutting is not about Internet. When people are talking about cord cutting they are talking about TV.

Often people wonder how you can be a cord cutter if you still have Internet. I have even had tech reporters ask that question.

Cord cutting has nothing to do with Internet. Even if you went back to cable TV, 99% of Americans would still pay for Internet. Internet is not a new cost, and it has nothing to do with cord cutting.

How can you become a cord cutter?

Do you want to become a cord cutter? We have good news for you. It is easier than you think. The best part is you can still watch your shows and save money.

You can learn about how to become a cord cutter by checking out our Cord Cutting 101 Guide HERE.

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