Have you cut the cord yet?

Are you still paying whopping cable or satellite bills?  I know I am.  I've heard all about this "new world" of watching TV by streaming, but to be honest I'm a bit intimidated by this technology.  I have several friends who are now streaming their favorite TV programs and loving every minute of it.  Not to mention only paying for what they want.

I've been saying for a long time, I don't understand why cable or satellite companies don't allow you to pick the channels you want, and only pay for that.

In my opinion, that is the future, and if they don't start doing it, they will go the way of dial up internet.  You should be able to choose the 50, 75, 100 or whatever number of channels you want, and pay for that.  You shouldn't have to choose a package with several hundred channels, and you maybe only watch half of them.  Not to mention they raise your rate every year.

Well, according to an article on Reviews.org, North Dakota is fed up with high priced cable and satellite packages.

North Dakota has the 5th highest rate in country for "cutting the cord" and going to streaming services.

That number kind of surprises me a bit.  North Dakota gets the reputation for being a bit behind the times, but not when it comes to our favorite TV programs.  In fact, according to the article, 61% of the state has moved on from cable or satellite.  In comparison from our neighboring states, Minnesota sits at 55%, South Dakota is at 58% and Montana is also at 61%.  The Midwest in general leads the nation.

Time for me to get on board with this trend.



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Stacker used data from the 2020 County Health Rankings to rank every state's average life expectancy from lowest to highest. The 2020 County Health Rankings values were calculated using mortality counts from the 2016-2018 National Center for Health Statistics. The U.S. Census 2019 American Community Survey and America's Health Rankings Senior Report 2019 data were also used to provide demographics on the senior population of each state and the state's rank on senior health care, respectively.

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