First, the Internet transformed commerce, communications and shopping. Now, it’s changing the television industry. More and more households are dropping their cable TV package, for several reasons. Ever-faster broadband speeds and better home wireless networks have helped drive this trend, and many new web startups have arisen to fill the need for alternative viewing options. What’s ironic is that cable TV providers now face the same dilemma that they themselves provoked when they took on network TV 1980s. And similar to that era, we’re hearing how programming quality will suffer, much as the networks told us in the ’80s that they would no longer be able to provide programs such as The Love Boat and Fantasy Island if cable came to pass. That said, here are five good reasons to ditch your pay-TV provider, and why if you’re not ready to take that step today, you may be ready in the next couple of years.