As the cable rebellion swells, cord cutting is not just for pirates anymore

The term cord-cutting is becoming a familiar refrain when it comes to the now contentious relationship you might have with your cable company. The average cost of a cable bill has doubled in the last 10 years, and it seems digital alternatives are having an impact on getting people to cut that cable cord and go it alone with the likes of Netflix, Hulu and Amazon Prime (among other options, some of which probably fracture a copyright law or two). There are  numbers that now show a steady trickle downward, suggesting the “urban myth” of cord-cutting isn’t so mythical anymore. But then again, was it ever really a myth in the first place?