|The Xfinity Diet: Slash your monthly cable bill IN HALF|
The Xfinity Diet: Slash your monthly cable bill IN HALF: Seeing Sling TV at the Consumer Electronics Show last month was an eye-opening experience. For $20/month, the new service from Dish Networks offers a selection of live television programming — including the sports and news staples ESPN and CNN — without a cable subscription.
It was enough to make me take another look at my $185.94 monthly payment to Comcast for Xfinity Internet and TV. As documented on GeekWire in the past, I’m a fan of the Xfinity X1 next-generation cable system, which is easily the best cable experience I’ve ever had.
But the Xfinity TV portion of my bill had grown to more than $100 a month, including taxes, surcharges and fees.
That’s five times more than Sling TV. Is the Xfinity TV experience really five times better? No. But of course, as in many households, it doesn’t only matter what I think. The real challenge would be getting rid of Xfinity TV without causing a major disruption for other members of my family.
So with that guideline, here’s what did to reduce…