My cable bill versus digital subscriptions

September 2, 2015

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Very interesting data regarding the relative cost of digital subscription services and cable in Marketwatch. In my case, I’m spending about 50% of my cable bill in other digital services. If I could get high quality live sports (basketball, tennis) from a source other than Comcast (plus, obviously, Internet access) I would cut the cord.

A couple of interesting stats. The average cable bill is $112 per month (Internet included?). Cable customers only watch 17 of 189 channels, on average (9% utilization). In my case, it’s substantially lower than that.

Of all of these services, Netflix and Spotify are the greatest values (and both awesome services – although I haven’t given Amazon’s video service a fair chance yet).


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