I hate my cable company. All they do is raise rates and the service is abysmal! It actually wasn’t bad when we first moved in. We had basic cable, and our Internet with them. However, since the advent of “Digital” service it has very quickly gone to hell.
It started a couple of years ago, now. They announced that all channels would be broadcasting in digital. But if you had cable you would be fine. The cable company would unscramble the signal.
This year it was announced that if you had an “old” TV you would need a box to open the signal. For the first year or so the boxes will be free of charge and then…well, I imagine they will want to charge for them, as they charge for the Internet modem.
Of course if you have a new flat screen TV with a Qam tuner, you can simply unlock the signal that way.
Our bill used to be (15 years ago) $60.00 for both TV and Internet service. Now it is $120.00 and that is just with basic cable and the Internet.
I’m thinking we should go satellite for all the TV, both local and movies, etc. Then we would only have to use our cable company for the Internet. I wish we had alternatives, but being so far in the country, we have very few options!
At least I can watch movies and old TV shows on the TV in our bedroom on the Wifi. I sure have been enjoying that.