Many of the countries largest cable and satellite companies in the country have announced their 2016 price increases. With these new numbers it seems like there isn’t a better time to buy a Roku and cut the cord.
Some of the reported increases according to NBC:
- DirecTV and AT&T’s Uverse $2 to $8 per month depending on bundle.
- Dish Network also $2 to $8 per month depending on bundle.
- Time Warner Cable $10 a month or more (including a $1 broadcast TV and $2 cable modem rental fee amongst other device increases).
- Comcast will go up an average of 3.9% and a 66% increase of $3 to $5 on their broadcast TV fee.
These increase I think show why cord cutting is accelerating at a insane pace. The cable and satellite companies just don’t get it. I understand that the cost of their content keeps rising, but it’s up to them to negotiate more competitively.
One reason OTT (over the top) streaming options offer such value for the money is that consumers negotiate better directly. Netflix knows that if they want to grow, they need to offer a great value for the money to the consumer or he will go elsewhere, cbale and satellite still seem to think that you are stuck with no other options.
Do you still have cable or satellite? Will these increase finally push you to cut the cord?