Cord Cutting – Options Other Than Cable TV

2 06 2013

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As cable fees continue to rise, some subscribers looking for a pair of metaphorical scissors so they can cut the cord. More than 90 percent of American households pay for TV, according to Nielsen. But by the end of the year, an estimated 4.7 million American households that previously paid for TV will have cut the cord, or about 4.7 percent of all subscribers, up from about 3.74 million in 2012.

While estimates vary, it appears at least 5–6 percent of U.S. households relying exclusively on a mix of free antenna-delivered broadcast TV and online sources for their video entertainment.

Robert Cole is a former hippie, psychologist and total tech geek, but, most importantly, is the founder and President of World Wide Stereo. Bob is frequently called upon for his expertise as a lecturer and author, and has been featured on ABC, CBS, NBC, and FOX and numerous publications including Rolling Stone, and Esquire. He has been recognized as one of the “25 most influential people in CE”, and was most recently named to the Consumer Electronics’ Hall of Fame by Dealerscope Magazine. Bob served for eight years as President of Home Entertainment Source, the industry’s largest buying group and is currently a member of the PRO Group.

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