Best Cable TV Services

Updated November 2019
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320 Consumers Consulted
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Cable TV was developed in the late 1940s as a way to bring reception to remote areas that couldn't get network signals. The modern system brings television programming to homes either through coaxial or fiber optic cables utilizing either radio frequency or light impulse technology. With hundreds or thousands of channels available, the viewing options available via today's cable service providers have come a long way since the few channels that could be accessed with the antennas of yesteryear. Although some people are opting for streaming services due to the ever-increasing rates and fees of cable TV service, many people still rely on cable for TV viewing. In addition, high-speed internet and even home phone plans are available through cable service. Consider the types and numbers of channels you want, if you need internet and phone, and your budget when you shop for a cable TV service provider. Also, keep in mind that not all providers are available in all areas.

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