Many people talk about ‘cord cutting’ to refer to severing multichannel television subscriptions to switch to online video. Yet it is evident that customers still need a broadband network connection to receive such services. There is also still strong demand for traditional multichannel television. For those that receive television over the air or via satellite, there is no cord to cut in any case. But reliable broadband access is an increasingly essential utility, whether it is over a fixed line or mobile. The big switch is to data networks that can deliver a vast variety of services, including television and video.