More Canadians will get their TV fix online as well in 2014: Report

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Kate Schwass-Bueckert, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 11:39 AM ET

Leslie Kennedy is all set to cut the cord and get rid of cable.

She and her husband have discussed replacing cable with Netflix to save money, but the Milton, Ont., mom of two says there's one major thing holding her back.

"I love my reality TV," she said.

And money is too tight to have both.

"If things perk up financially, we will add it and keep cable," Kennedy said.

If they do, they're among 2.5 million Canadian homes expected to have two or more pay-subscriptions for their TVs, according to a new predictions report from Deloitte.

"As content owners, aggregators and platforms such as cable, telecom and satellite providers make their content available online through subscription, the number of Canadian households with multiple subscriptions will rise," Duncan Stewart, Deloitte's director of research for technology, media and telecommunications said in a release about the report.

He added this will affect people's Internet bills, as the added bandwidth will "put upward pressure on monthly download allowances."

The same report says open-access university and college courses are going to gain popularity this year — although those who sign up for them are still unlikely to finish them — while seniors will embrace smartphone technology.

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