Cable television first appeared in 1948, when innovators of the time created the first cable service to deliver broadcast television to communities in Oregon, Pennsylvania and Arkansas. Since then, the technology has gone through some immense changes. In fact, just about every decade or so, cable TV seems to come of age and evolve into something slightly different then the decade before.
It was the 1970’s and 80’s that saw the largest jump in the number of consumers receiving their television signal by cable. The clear picture, premium content, and the convenience of not having an antennae lured droves of consumers onto the cable platform. By 1990 about 57% of US households had cable TV.
Through the end of the 20th century, networks continued to expand and the addition of internet service fueled continued growth in the cable industry. But something else was happening. As the public’s dependence on cable grew, so did their bill. Cable services became loaded up with networks, making it increasingly difficult for cable companies to keep their prices reasonable.
By 2008 the public had reached a breaking point and the mass exodus began. People began to seek alternatives, and there were plenty to be found. Internet speeds were fast enough to support streaming of video content and devices were being marketed to make the streaming of content simple. AppleTV, Roku, Fire Stick, as well as laptop computers, and tablets all made access to the quality video content a breeze.
Our Cable cutting tips are intended to help consumers find ways to reduce their dependence on Cable Television while still enjoying the video entertainment they desire.