It is said all the time that we are in the midst of a digital revolution, well, it also appears we are in the middle of a transition from the cable age to the streaming era.
Considering these four key factors will help you decide if making the transition to streaming or “Cutting The Cord” is the right move for your household.
Four Primary Factors To Consider When Deciding Whether Or Not To Cut The Cable Cord.
When directly contrasting these factors with a streaming centric solution, it’s clear to see why so many households are making the move:
It sounds quite simple and basic but it is often surprising to spend time dissecting the regular monthly charges on a cable bill. You will often find a portion going towards your “Package” which is usually the bulk of the fee.
Once you have considered the above four factors, the next step is in your decision-making process is to do an analysis of your current cable bill to get a true handle on what you are currently paying each month. It sounds quite simple and basic but it is often surprising to spend time dissecting the regular monthly charges on a cable bill. You will often find a portion going towards your “Package” which is usually the bulk of the fee.
Next, you will likely find an area “Equipment and Services” which will likely include lines associated with products tied to specific TVs in your household or internet equipment rental fees.
You will also often come across an “Other Charges” field which can include Broadcast TV fees, Regional Sports Fees, and more. Then you will get to the taxes, surcharges, and fees.
In doing a simple review, you will find that the math does indeed line up, and more importantly, it adds up. While this is not a fun exercise, it really is the only way to put pen to paper and understand just how the cable company is getting to that overall fee of regular monthly charges. Simply reviewing your most recent bill might be what it takes to motivate you to “Pull Out Those Scissors” and make that change. If nothing else, it might highlight a charge or two that you can look to have reduced and removed from your monthly bill moving forward.
If you do end up deciding to “Pull Out Those Scissors” and begin the process of Cutting The Cable Cord, a TekHelper would be happy to help you navigate the process and guide your family into the age of streaming.