When i moved in 2004, my cable company wanted to charge me 75$ for my change of address. Yet, no technician or installation were needed, i moved into an apartment that had all the wiring and setup necessary to connect me just by changing a few settings on their side. So i cancelled it.
Today, my TV is only plugged to my DVD player and my PlayStation, i really don't miss it at all. I get to view my show when i want, not when they are aired. I don't have to sit through a multitude of advertisements and I have been saving $30-40/month since i canceled my cable subscription. That was 82 months ago; multiply an average of 35$ per month would mean i saved 2870$ already !
We might not be completely there yet, but i did believe back then, that internet subscriptions could and should cover your all communication services in one.
P.S.: i also canceled my land-line phone service and only keep my cellular phone(Prepaid with txt messaging service), i spend less than 10$/month on this phone. And i got all my friends and family to get Skype for long distance calling.