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Comcast Pretends Cord Cutters Don't Exist

A couple of months back, Tech Dirty noted that the TV companies were in complete denial, insisting that the idea that people would cut the cable cord to go Internet-only would never happen. The same day the article appeared, so did a report saying that cable TV had suffered its first ever decline in subscribers.

It seems that's continuing. Comcast lost 275,000 cable subscribers last quarter, and has lost 622,000 in the first nine months of 2010. However, the company has an ingenious way to make it clear that those people aren't cord cutters. Why not? Because they're saying they canceled their accounts due to the economy. One of the reasons why people will cut the cord is that cable TV is too expensive.

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