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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Cordcutters with live TV streaming services should also be able to watch the Tonys.
(171) This gap will only continue to widen as over-the-top (OTT) services (172) grow more popular and more customers become cordcutters. (173) The American media landscape has outgrown the limited regulatory framework that has been built for it; it has become larger and more varied than the Pacifica Court could have ever imagined.
So far, despite the attention paid to cable cordcutters, the numbers are small.
Compared to AT&T's DirecTV Now, Hulu's live TV streaming service will remain under $40 to keep cordcutters happy.