Had satellite for free since 1995 and never paid a dime....until I got laid off and the free service went out the window. It was great while it lasted. Got to experience the technology development at the best place. Now I have settled for Xfinity streaming video with ROKU and I am pretty happy.
I had cable, cut the cord, went to landline, landline cut my cord because they refused to repair the damaged lines underground on my street which they've been refusing to repaire since 1998 despite numerous charges from the FCC and having the story reported on ABC news , went to satellite, cut the satellite which is still embedded on my roof,and went back to cable.
I have had a Roku since 2015. I turned off cable during the Iowa Primary. I live in Nebraska but very close to Iowa. I used to keep the TV on for noise mostly. I looked up and saw Ted Cruz in my living room. I turned the cable off the next day.
59 percent of U.S adults say cable connections are their primary means of watching TV. I can easily afford it so I have it .I like the ability to use the DVR and record most everything so I do not have to watch commercials.I have the phone internet ,and cable bundle
Cut the cord for TV service years ago. However, we do subscribe to our internet service via a cable. Mostly because our only other option is Centurylink, which has terrible customer service... that is even worse than the customer service of he cable company (Comcast).