April 7, 2019 by Bob Blubaugh
I’m in the process of ending an 18-year relationship.
Decisions like this are never easy. It’s going to be a major change. The house is going to feel a bit empty. I know I’m going to say or do some things out of habit before remembering. The process will be painful at times, but I’m convinced it’s for the best and everyone will be better off.
Yes, after 18 faithful years as a customer, I’m breaking up with DirecTV. I’m cutting the cord.
This doesn’t make me unique. Some 33 million Americans have left pay-TV behind, eschewing cable or satellite television in favor of streaming services. It is estimated that 6 million customers cut the cord last year and that even more will do so this year.
According to techjury.com, nearly all Americans aged 25-34 access some TV content through the internet and 90 percent of young people say they prefer consuming TV this way than via cable or satellite packages.
This demographic, of course, never knew what it was like to grow up with just three channels.
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