Comparing local cables companies primarily involves identifying desired services and the cost of packages including those services. Cable packages often include both Internet and television, and some also include phone s... More »

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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... More »

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Customers can find a list of local cable TV providers by searching with their address on allconnect. It is a free service that is available online or by phone. More »

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Verizon's FiOS TV Local package is most comparable to basic cable packages and provides approximately the same number of channels. As of 2015, FiOS TV Local provides 20 or more channels, according to Verizon's website. T... More »

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According to reviewers at CreditDonkey, Yahoo Homes and About Tech, satellite TV services have an edge over cable in terms of price and availability; however, cable companies generally provide more reliable reception, of... More »

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Filters, also known as traps, are security devices used by cable companies to ensure that customers receive only the services they pay for. Customers cannot remove filters themselves as they are securely installed. Autho... More »

The original Roku device and some Roku 2 devices let users connect the device to a television with composite cables, but later devices only connect with an HDMI cable. Some Roku devices also have an Ethernet port that pr... More »