Over $200/mo is craziness for something that is not a basic necessity , but then there is no shortage of poor choices people make sometimes when you look around..... imho.
If I was old and on a limited income I would be careful about where I spend my money too,but I would call the tv and internet and phone, necessities. I can see where $200 a month for all my entertainment , and news and my social life is not too much> I would get rid of my car, and all those associated expenses and my land line phone, before Id give up the TV and internet.
With the internet I can do all my shopping and communication from home and not even have to pay for public transportation, much less the car. If the $200 was too much Id cut my food budget before Id cut Comcast, That or maybe find another apartment or take in a roommate. Maybe full time timeshare would work
I looked at cutting the cable, and using the internet only for my entertainment, but those various services all cost money.. netflix, amazon, hulu, hbo etc are all paid subscription services and together they can add up to a lot, I didnt see a big savings, and as long as I can afford it, I want to see Scandal and Madam Secretary as soon as they air the first time.
By the way the new season of "House of Cards" is now available on netflix