We are in the middle of cutting the cord. For us its a little harder. We live in the country and have limited internet services.
We are on a horrible satellite internet service. We pay over about 65 a month for 20 down and 1 up. Data capped at 10 gigs but unlimited phone line speeds after that (to slow to use most of the time). From midnight to 5 am they have free zone where they take the cap away. But they tend to shut your internet down or slow it down if you download and stream to much during the free zone. Just received a letter that they raising our rates by $15 and changing the free zone to 3 am to 6 am.
We are on direct TV plan and pay about 80 a month.
There's a new rural internet provider in our area that does point-to-point microwave. The price per month is cheaper by $15. its about 25 down and 5 up with true unlimited. I told them that I would be streaming movies and shows all day/night they were fine with it. The catch is due to our geographic profile (very low level and the tower is on the other side of a hill) we have to install a 60 ft HAM radio style tower on our property for about 2k (that should get us in the line of site of the receiving tower). Most users need a 10 foot pole on their roof. But myself and our neighbors we have to stall these towers.
Once we get that pole installed, we are going to have them install a HDTV antenna and Cell phone booster antenna as well.
After that its buying the tech to make it work for us. We will still have slower speed and streaming during peak hrs may not be ideal. So we will use playon to download our shows. After watching them delete them.
New NightHawk Router for streaming/gaming
Playon Life time membership
DirectTV Now -with a 4 month of service they will give you a free apple 4k TV box
Netflix - use my parents accounts
Amazon Prime - use my parents accounts
8 TB external hard drive or streaming NAS system
Media computer to run the media server and iTunes server
But once we have the tech in place our TV monthly bill should go down to about 45 to 50.