Unlike satellite TV, with just two major
service providers, cable TV providers number in dozens. From
large cable TV companies, like Cox Communications Inc., Time
Warner Cable Inc., Comcast Corporation and Charter
Communications Inc., to Bright House Networks, Suddenlink
Communications, AT&T, WOW!, and to many smaller local providers.
Cable TV provider usually offers television,
Internet and telephone services, either individually or bundled
in financially more attractive packages. In general, large cable
TV companies are in better position to offer best deals and
service, but it is not guaranteed. So whether you are in
situation to chose only between a single cable TV company and
satellite TV, or two or more cable companies and satellite, it
pays to spend little more time to look at all your options, and
find out which one you like best.
Among large cable TV companies, Cox
Communications is considered to be the best overall service
provider. It is the third larger provider, with over 6.6 million
customers, but has steady record of the top cable TV company in
customer satisfaction surveys. It covers Arizona, California,
Connecticut, Massachusetts, Nevada, Florida, Ohio, Oklahoma,
Rhode Island, Texas and Virginia.
Steady second large cable TV company in customer
satisfaction is Time Warner Cable. It is also the second
largest US cable TV provider. Time Warner covers mainly
metropolitan areas, including Columbus, Dallas, Greensboro,
Houston, Los Angeles, Minneapolis, Rayleigh/Durham, Rochester,
San Diego, St. Paul, and others.
The largest US cable TV providers, Comcast
Corporation, services over 24 million customers. It is
steady third cable TV company in customer satisfaction. Comcast
covers a number of metropolitan areas, from Atlanta to San
Francisco, and from Boston to Fresno, CA. It is also available
in most of Connecticut, Delaware, New Jersey, Maryland,
Massachusetts, Minnesota, Pennsylvania, Ohio and Virginia.
More information about these and other cable TV
providers, as well as satellite TV providers, you can find at
the White Fence site.
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