There have been a number of articles lately about people cutting costs by cancelling/cutting cable TV service. That’s certainly true, but it is more structural than that. Many people are coming to the correct conclusion that in the age of Hulu, Boxee, Bittorrent, etc., that cable TV is an over-priced relic of another entertainment age. While some broadband providers have stakes in such services, the transition is neither going to be costless nor smooth — doubly so in the current economy.
Here is a quick graph of Google search trends for "cancel cable" over the last few years. It is, as we say in the business, up and to the right.