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How You Can Save Money Cutting the Cord

Opting out of cable and satellite TV is becoming increasingly common in the face of streaming options such as Netflix, Sling and YouTubeTV, among others. Today, consumers not only have greater choices, but also more affordable TV options than ever before.

According to Nielsen data from 2012-2016, the number of households without pay TV increased by 2.7 million between 2015 and 2016. This isn’t an isolated incident. From 2012 to 2016, the number of people without pay TV has increased by 8.4 million. In fact, the total number of households using pay tv alternatives by the end of 2016 hit a staggering 19.7 million.

So, why haven’t you cut the cord? With so many options out there, cutting the cord can be overwhelming and a little scary. The best streaming setup for your home will most likely differ from your neighbors’ depending on the shows you are looking to watch. The below streaming guide breaks down what channels are accessible on several streaming platforms in the Pittsburgh, PA area.

Will cutting the cord actually save you money? Cutting the cord can certainly save you money and the amount of savings will depend on the streaming options you choose. 74% of cord cutters say that cable or satellite subscriptions, which average about $103 per month, are too expensive for them. In the U.S., the average monthly cost of 100 to 150 Mbps runs at $69.99 per month. Combined, the average U.S. household is paying approximately $170/month for Internet and TV.
The below chart displays just five of the countless streaming options available. Combined with GoNetspeed Internet, users can liberate themselves from the binds of the cable company and connect to a faster and more reliable Internet service. With a Lifetime Price Pledge, no contracts and no added taxes or fees, now is the best time to research your Internet provider options.

With countless combinations for streaming your favorite shows, sports teams, and movies, households can now easily move away from cable. So, take the time to learn more about the cord cutting options available in your area so you can discover your monthly savings.

Posted: 2/9/2018 11:00:38 AM

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*Estimated cost savings based on average competitor pricing. Actual savings may vary by location. Assumes monthly YouTube TV subscription fee of $64.99 a month. YouTube TV-specific savings of up to $500/year calculated by annualizing mean reported monthly spending on pay-TV of $107 and subtracting the annualized $64.99 monthly base package costs of YouTube TV. Based on a study by the Leichtman Research Group, published Oct. 31, 2018. YouTube TV is a trademark of Google LLC.