My cable bill had creeped up to $120/month (includes internet), and they were about to raise it another $10, when I said, no thanks, I'm done.
After years of wasting money on cable TV, I decided to pull the trigger and kill it once and for all. Broadband internet is changing the way I get TV entertainment, and I simply don't need both.
I don't care about or watch sports, so having ESPN is of no concern. What I use now is a Roku box, which gives me Netflix, as well as Amazon movies on demand, Pandora radio, and other goodies. Netflix streaming has a staggering amount of commercial-free TV series, and better than 10,000 movies on demand. It works the same as a DVR, and remembers my place where I left off, and neatly organizes TV series.
Next I use Hulu for even more TV shows (I watch this on my bedroom PC, 24" monitor).
I also have about 300 movies on bluray and DVD.
Before the fall, I'll add an over-the-air HD antenna for the locals. Now why would I need to pay $55 to $70/month on cable TV?
My bill for all this stuff? about $65/month, and that includes my broadband internet and my unlimited Netflix account. This is HALF what I was paying for broadband + cable TV. I still get loads of HD programming and no insufferable commercials, save for tiny few on Hulu.
My broadband is currently 20MB down, and about to go to 40MB down, enough to watch six to eight HD movies simultaneously.