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Cord-cutting: It's easier (and cheaper) than you think

Cord-cutting: It's easier (and cheaper) than you think

You've heard this story before. Someone gets fed up with their cable company and drops the service. Either in an act of defiance or disillusionment, they choose instead to rely on Internet-based services and mobile apps for video entertainment.

It's my story too. I joined the cord-cutters club in August, sacrificing all-you-can-watch for a la carte, DVR for whatever-is-available-now. But what's interesting is not that my story is unique, but that my behavior is increasingly common.

It is the unremarkableness of choosing Netflix, Amazon Video, Hulu and other Internet-based services, or what's called "over-the-top" options, in lieu of the traditional cable bundle...