We abandoned cable TV about a year ago, and I haven't been sorry except during an occasional sports event (like the U of L/NCAA Final) that was carried only on ESPN, grrrrr. Ask me again during World Cup, though. I may have to come back for a month. We also got rid of all our landlines except one no-frills phone for fax and emergencies.
Meanwhile, we're getting cable-quality broadcast, with all the sub-channels, from a high-tech digital antenna up in the attic that an old radio-engineer friend gave us.
Still paying TW about $50/mo for 20mbps Internet, about $20/mo to a combination of Netflix and Hulu Plus streaming and Amazon Prime; and, of course about $100/mo for my pricey iPhone and Mary's cheap no-name phone. Oh, and about $10 a month for Grasshopper.com, an online service that takes all the calls to all our old landlines and sends us an Email when we have a message.
We have definitely come out ahead. Knocking off all the cable channels and replacing them with free broadcast plus streaming looks huge on paper, and having dumped three landline phones formerly used for home and business does too. But it's still a fair chunk of change at the end of the month when we add up all the telecomms.
Back to the point, though, yes, Time-Warner Cable BITES!