AT&T, Xfinity, and Time Warner Cable are some well-known cable service providers in the United States. These providers typically provide basic cable services packaged with other digital services.
Each of these providers offers bundled services for cable, Internet, and phone. Some offer equipment to go along with the service provided. For instance, AT&T offers a free HD DVR with the purchase of certain cable bundles, according to AT&T. Depending on where you live, some of these providers may offer only limited cable services.
Some providers require a term agreement to lock in a certain bundled price. For example, Xfinity requires a two-year agreement for its X1 Starter Double Play bundle, according to Xfinity. Also, some providers offer a free trial of premium channels when you purchase a basic cable package. For instance, Time Warner Cable offers a free trial period of access to premium channel Showtime when you purchase the Starter TV bundle.