Cord Cutters: Viewers Tell Us About Their Experiences


We celebrated our first official Cord Cutters Day with meetups everywhere last week, and had a blast doing so. Beyond our official GigaOM meetups in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Austin and Toronto, we also had viewer-created meetups planned throughout North America and even as far away as Lima, Peru.  Here are just some of the conversations we had with cord cutters that showed up in San Francisco and Austin:


Show notes for this episode:

  • For some early cord cutters, like Alex, going the media center route was the best way to access and capture all the content they used to get through cable TV.
  • Not everyone that showed up had cut the cord yet — Chris in San Francisco came along to learn more about what other community members were doing.
  • For many cord cutters that showed up, canceling cable was as much about personal choice and playing with new technologies as it was about saving money.

How long have you been a cord cutter and what’s your setup like at home? Let us know in the comments! You can also get in touch with us on Twitter (@cordcutters) or email us at cordcutters @


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