cord cutter

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cord cutter

One who cancels a traditional cable subscription and replaces it with other entertainment sources, such as streaming services, a la carte programming, etc. I never thought I'd be a cord-cutter, but once traditional cable got too expensive, I decided to go that route.
See also: cord, cutter
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Other featured articles discuss why a packaged-foods giant may still be worth a look -- and a cord-cutter's favorite that's on a roll.
I'm a cord-cutter for life, but it's not much of a stretch to think that many consumers will find themselves wondering if cable is such a bad deal after all.
If some world event like Brussels happens, and you're a cord-cutter or a cord-never and you go to Roku, who are you going to fire up?
As a cord-cutter myself for over three years, I choose to buy my shows a la carte using Apple TV and iTunes.
That brings us to the catalog question, or what exactly a cord-cutter would watch if a cord-cutter could watch ...