Let’s take a look at my current connection costs here in Los Angeles:

Service Purpose Approximate Monthly Rate
DirecTV HD Satellite TV + 2 HD DVRs $135
AT&T mobile phones + data $235
Verizon land line (for alarm system) $24
Time-Warner Cable Internet $50

So I’m paying almost $450.00/mo to stay “connected”. Eek.

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  1. Starts to compete with other major expense categories. We don’t pay for cable, but it’s amazing how quickly data plans have gone from luxury to “essential”.

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