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What are some good providers for basic cable television?

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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.

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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.

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