Fed up with your cable TV? Tired of paying for an expensive satellite package you barely use? You’re not alone: Up to 15 percent of Americans have cut the cord for OTT video services, joining the 9 percent who have never had a cable or satellite TV subscription.
Altogether, that’s roughly a quarter of the country that can be called “cord-cutters” or “cord-nevers,” according to the Pew Research Center, which published a fresh survey of consumer patterns Monday.
Buried in those results, however, is one statistic that sheds some important new light on the future of television: A huge share of cord-cutters don’t even have home broadband.
Pew’s study on cord-cutting tracks closely with reports by business analysts. From telecom companies to cable firms to satellite providers, the pay-TV industry as a whole is seeing an exodus of TV customers.
Source : Washington Post