I'm about to cancel my subscription to Time Warner Cable. Reducing a monthly bill is my primary motivation. I also want to eliminate a distraction, which would be those 1,000 channels of crap.
I don't have that much time left. 10 years of good health, mostly likely, ahead of me. Filling up my time with whatever's on cable... why do I need to do that?
Streaming video through my Roku appliance gets me most of what I want to watch that is worth my time. That would be documentaries, nature programs and movies. News is everywhere on the internet. I can wait until the next morning to watch O'Reilly's Talking Points.
Here's what only the cable companies now offer... NFL games and big time college basketball and football. My alma mater sells its games, via the Big Ten Network, to Time Warner and the other big cable companies. Is that content worth 160 bucks a month? The answer is a resounding "no!"
I think that that content will become available on a subscription basis to non-cable subscribers in the future. I'll go without until it does. The major playoff games in the pros and college can be viewed at a sports bar or at the gym or at a friend's house.
I'll be losing what I call my "landline" phone, which also transmits via Time Warner's co-axial cable. My cell phone number will become my only phone number. It will take a while to get that message out there. Now that I'm retired, I don't receive a lot of phone calls.
I want my time to be focused on useful and satisfying pursuits. I don't have a lot of time left. Sitting there vacantly watching whatever comes on the cable TV channel can wait for the nursing home.