Sam Jacobsen, research analyst
Cord-cutting refers to the practice of canceling or avoiding a cable television subscription or landline telephone connection in favor of an Internet-based or wireless service — and it's one of the main reasons cable companies and old-line telephone companies have been losing business.
"There's no doubt that the trend is actually happening," said Sam Jacobsen, a Green Bay-based research analyst in Associated Banc-Corp's private client and institutional services area. "But it's my belief that cord-cutting is not going to destroy the business models of all media companies."
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