I have been more and more unhappy with my cable company for a long time and it is pretty much all about the bill they send me at the end of the month. I guess they could give me better internet service and I might like to have some better TV channels, but for the most part I just think they should be asking about half as much for their product as they are. I started looking at stuff like direct-satellite-tv.com services and of course the question is whether or not the deal they have on offer is as good as they make it look, after you dig down and see what it is you are really signing up for. They make a big deal about talking about the 20 dollar a month deal they have, but I am pretty sure that is what you call an introductory offer. It is just the price they give you to get you to sign on the dotted line.
The real question is what you are signing up for in the final analysis. How long does it last before they let you off of the hook and what do you end up paying after they stop giving you the sweet deal they dangled in front of you to get you to sign up. You have to figure out what it is. Of course it is easy to figure out that they are not going to have a great deal of trouble beating out Time Warner. Those guys think way more is owed them than they could reasonably expect. Of course where I live the local government gets a piece of the action, in return for giving them a monopoly that keeps other companies from offering me the same services for a better price.