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A 667-word article that discusses alternatives to paying for cable TV. Willie E. Brake is a Computer Expert and Industry Analyst at All About Technology, a Certified Disability-Owned Minority Business Enterprise and Microsoft Authorized Refurbisher, based in Detroit, Michigan.




     Cable TV was once the ultimate entertainment necessity. Having access to hundreds of channels, many of which you never watched, into your home quickly became the norm, and cable providers knew they had you on the hook with bundles that also included Internet, home security and phone service.

     But not everyone is able to pay $200 or more per month for a service they're only half using. This prompted the rise of "cord cutting": customers breaking up with their cable providers that offered traditional pay TV service and relying solely on streaming devices for movies, shows, and live sports.

     Pay TV companies such as Xfinity can weather the exodus of subscriber break up because they also sell broadband internet service. Cord cutters need high speed broadband access to get quality video over the Internet. If you have slow internet service, data caps, or poor Wi-Fi at home, cord cutting is probably not for you.

Are you ready to break up with your cable provider