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One of my goals for the new year is to dump cable TV. I lived without it for three years in SF--I decided it was not worth the money after Angel was cancelled, because I wasn't watching any new shows at the time and had only had it for the picture quality. Living no-cable did become a bit of an issue when I started getting into Lost, because I couldn't get ABC on the rabbit ears, unlike other local channels.

Now, I just don't watch that many shows, and I have Google TV and streaming video, so I can watch things without needing cable (only downside, no closed captioning, but that should be changing), and it would still be less money than I am paying in a monthly cable bill.

But here's the trick: I also use cable for internet at the moment, and I ain't giving up my internet. So I need to find an internet provider that isn't connected to cable or satellite TV. So what do people suggest? Is Century Link any good? Is there an alternative that isn't cable, satellite, or DSL, or do I need to pretty much go DSL? And if I do, I do *not* want to pay for a land line I won't use. Me and my cell phone get by pretty well.

Thanks, all.



Dec. 2nd, 2012 05:39 pm (UTC)
I am currently using AT&T as my cell provider. I have heard awful things about them lately, but haven't had a bad experience myself. Probably because I have a "dumb phone"--it only makes calls, doesn't text or use apps or anything else.

Considered DSL w/ them for internet. But not if they're reputation w/ it is bad.
Dec. 2nd, 2012 06:08 pm (UTC)
I can't answer that. I can only tell you verizon is horrible in every aspect known to man be it phone or broadband (they're so bad they've had to give my cousin three free phones just to keep her after all the hassle they've given her and you routinely see what they do to me with their internet service)
Dec. 2nd, 2012 06:18 pm (UTC)