Cutting the Cable TV Cord

Step 1: Get an Antenna

Broadcast content , e.g. ABC, CBS, NBC and FOX is still free in major urban areas. Even though most of us have stopped watching that way the quality of an OTA (over the air) digital TV signal is generally better than that of cable or satellite. Learm more about choosing an antenna.

Step 2: Getting Internet Content

Video content over the internet is sometimes free, sometimes cheap. The number one source of this content today is still Netflix but things are changing rapidly and there are many sources of online content. Learn more about getting online TV content.

Step 3: Cancel Cable or Satellite

I suggest you get everything in place and try it for a while. Only then make the call to your provider and cancel that expensive multi-channel plan. Remember you'll need to KEEP your broadband service to get Netflix and other over the top content. Read why people become cord cutters.