I’m here today to call shenanigans on cord cutters. If you read any decent financial blog I’m sure you will find an article about cutting cable. For one it saves money and two, it frees up time to be productive in other areas. I can’t disagree with either of those statements.
But, let’s face it the way we watch television is evolving. I see it with my own three teenage children, they watch more content on five to ten inch screen than I ever have. They have more control over their content and viewing time than ever before. They have on demand, DVR functionality and ability to binge watch full season of shows. They also have choice from where they get their content from, they could go with a local cable provider, satellite of stream it from a service like Netflix, Hulu, etc.
Let’s not forget about the popularity of YouTube with millions of video clips you can view on just about every subject. Heck, YouTube has spawn careers and celebrities. Most social media platforms like Facebook, twitter, Instagram, etc. all support video as well.
No matter what way you consume content, on a larger screen high-definition television or five-inch phone you still need some type of connection. That’s where most of these articles fail. They say cut the cord, but fail to mention the point about high-speed internet access. So that’s why I’m here to call shenanigans on cord cutters because unless you are only using an antenna or free wifi, you haven’t truly cut the cord.