The three major alternatives to cable Internet are DSL, satellite and cellular. DSL requires a particular type of phone line, satellites may require a clear view of the northern sky, and cellular requires being within range of a 3G or 4G network for high-speed access.
The top four cable providers according to value as of 2015 are AT&T U-verse, Time Warner Cable, Comcast Xfinity and Cablevision's Optimum TV, according to Reviews.com. The best value from AT&T U-verse comes from its entry- to mid-level plans, offering the most competitive rates. DirectTV, part of th
As of November 2015, AT&T, Comcast and Time Warner Cable offer cheap cable plans. AT&T U-verse uses fiber optic networks and offers low rates for local channels, particularly when purchased as a bundle with the company's Internet service. Its bundle packages start at $39.99 per month.
Cable companies that service a particular area can be found by doing an online search at a couple of different websites, including Connect My Cable and BroadbandExpert. Both allow users to simply enter their address and/or zip code and the site returns a list of available cable and satellite TV prov
Find cable providers in your area by searching with your address on allconnect or CableMover. Use the services of either company online or by calling their phone numbers.
Without cable or Internet service, it is possible to watch TV with satellite service or by picking up local broadcasts with a digital antenna. The two major satellite providers in the United States are Dish Network and DirecTV.
Media outlets, such as Time and Consumer Affairs, report that consumer interest in the pay-for-cable television model is waning in favor of cheaper alternatives, including Internet television. However, as of March 2015, the majority of United States consumers still receive some form of cable televis
InternetProvidersbyZip.com allows U.S. residents to find a list of their local Internet and cable providers by typing a ZIP code into a search box. The search gives the user a list of local providers at a given time.
The Triple Play Gold bundle by Charter Spectrum and the Fios Triple Play bundle by Verizon are two payment plans that offer cable TV, Internet connection and telephone deals together. As of January 2016, the plans cost about $69 and $79 per month, respectively.
A number of websites have tools for finding television providers that service a given address, including AllConnect.com, BroadbandExpert.com and InMyArea.com. Users can search for an address or ZIP code on these websites and see a list of available television plans. These tools are not specific to c