What concerns me more and more is the continued availability of OTA.
We cut the cord just before 1990. Our TWC basic service had just exceeded $40/mo. Our house at that time had an antenna with a rotor on a tower so we switched over. It cost $200 for a new antenna and rotor and coax cable for the entire house. When we bought our current house, one of the first things that went in were two antennae on a tower (one for each of the two major markets available in our area). We receive just over 80 channels. Admittedly, 30 of those are either duplicates or Spanish and consequently of no benefit to us. That installation cost $800.
So figuring $40/mo for 26 years (ie, 1990 to 2016) is $12,480. Subtract our investment of $1000 and we've saved $11,480.
My next move is to a streaming device; probably Kodi on a RPi3.
We do have cable internet and are still subject to TWC for that service (20Mbs @ $65/mo), but I need internet for my job so I'm stuck with that. However, we occasionally watch TV online via various free services and have access to email as a result. (Now I'm anxiously watching what the Charter takeover will do.)
Now re my concern mentioned at the opening of this tome, it's what will happen to OTA. Knowing from experience that corporations get laws passed to capture more market share and to destroy competition (eg, the cable industry), I'm concerned they'll go after OTA and either outlaw it or impose some fee for using it.