Savings from Cutting the Cord
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This compares costs for cable & internet in Seattle between Comcast, DirecTV and CenturyLink to cutting the cord
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Last updated 11/24/15
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Prices and options will certainly vary based on where you live.
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CONTENT COSTSEXISTING: Comcast internet + cableDirecTV/Century LinkCord Cutting option + Century Link Internet
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ComcastDirect TVNone
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Bundled service$140
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Monthly fee yr 1$60
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Monthly fee yr 2$90
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DVR rental$10$0
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Additional TV$10$0
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modem rental$10$0
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Total monthly$17060 or 90
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Total 24 month$4,078$1,800
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DirecTV setup fee$31
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Digital antenna (2)$75
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DVR purchase$40
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Purchase of 2 seasons of The Good Wife & Scandal (if needed)
$180
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Total $4,078$1,831$295
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Netflix
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Monthly fee$10$10$10
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2 year cost$240$240$240
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Amazon Prime
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2 year cost$200$200$200
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Total content cost$4,518$2,271$735
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INTERNET COSTComcastCentury LinkCentury Link
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Monthly fee$30$30
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2 yr internet cost$720$720
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installation$180$180
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New Wireless hub $200$200
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Comcast cancellation fee$110$110
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Total internet cost$0$1,210$1,210
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Total 2 year cost Cable + Internet
$4,518$3,481$1,945
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Savings$1,037$2,573
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Notes:
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I've left taxes & fees out of the equation assuming those wash out
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I'm also ignoring some sunk costs for us such as the cost to buy a streaming device like the Amazon Fire TV stick.
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You might not need a new wireless hub, but we did desperately. We bought the Google OnHub, which is a great option
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