You are correct in your assessment except for one major point.
There are currently way more channels fighting for viewers than we can possibly watch. Most are loosing money. There are also more ways to get programing: OTA, cable, satellite, streaming services over broadband.
Some of the programing and channels are owned by competitiors of Comcast. They can force Comcast to either charge more money to us, or loose the service. There is a "mine field" out there when looking for other services. All companies follow the same business practices in getting new customers. Any bundled discounts are lost. I am in the same boat as the rest of you.
You are so right!! Time to cut the cord!! I hate the 'new' EPIX channels.. such a waste of time... I hate HITZ... just a streaming channel in disguise... I hate StreamPix... another waste of time...
However... Disney+ (especially if you are a Disney, Marvel, Star Wars fan) is amazing and so worth it!! And Prime is so very worth it too!!
Taking away 15 channels and giving us lousey 8/9 channels doesn't seem like good business practice, especially since the cost has remained the same (and HITZ is using streaming data which I'd much rather use on Disney+ or Prime).
Anyway... as soon as my contract is up... I'm outta here!!
Just be careful.
Companies like Disney are just offering a low price to get people to switch. The price will rise fast.