Cord Cutting 101

A revolution has begun. Fed up with constantly increasing prices, endless fees and taxes, and programming packages that include 40 channels you don’t want for every one that you do, cable and satellite customers across the US are kicking their service providers to the curb by cutting the cord and sourcing their TV programming elsewhere. For many of you, this may be a daunting idea- that cable coming out of your wall has been a sort of umbilical cord, nourishing you with entertainment for as long as you can remember. Others may have concerns that ditching cable requires too many sacrifices. Well, we’re here to tell you it’s cheaper, easier than you think, and you don’t have to give up much – if anything – in the process. Below, you’ll find a series of guides to help you cut the cord and start saving money now.

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