The cable in my house was installed by me. Comcast hooked it up to their system outside of my house. The Tech who installed it said the cable was still connected at the their box even though I cancelled cable 16 years ago! When I called and cancelled I expected Comcast to physically disconnect me from their system, but it seems like they don't do that.
It is not like I removed filters like a lot of people did years ago to get premium programming. If they continue to send programming down the pipe in the clear I am not stealing anything!
Now realize the channels I can get are only HD and SD locals and a few standard cable channels (Discovery, Hallmark) and shopping channels and religious channels.. There are also a lot of duplicates of those channels. But for cord cutters, the locals are all they want, and if it keeps them from buying an antenna, why not!
Because the legal thing to do would be to pay for what you are receiving...Comcast, like all other MSOs (DirecTV, DISH, FIOS, U-Verse, etc., etc.) have to pay retransmission fees for all the broadcast networks, not to mention these fees are constantly on the rise. Why do you think they charge for TV service? Using an antenna is the only "free" way to legally receive the local broadcast networks.
Now, if you do not want to pay for the service then the right thing to do would be to contact Comcast via Twitter or there support forums, explain the situation and I bet they will address it.
Anyways, I have veered a little off topic...so back to the topic of "Cord Cutting"!
Edited by coolman302003, 15 April 2013 - 11:32 PM.