No enthusiasm for free cable? Regardless of whether it's HD or SD, I would think some people would be excited for this.
Certain. I'm simply being billed for my internet package. However, clearly they have no way of seperating their internet/cable data lines, so all they can do is take back their cable hardware, and adjust your billing.
I don't consider this theft, because I'm paying monthly to have data sent to my home via coax. If I choose to route my coax to my modem, so be it. If I choose to route my coax feed to my refrigerator, then I have every right to do so. The fact that I'm only paying for what they label as "10mb internet" doesn't change the fact that they are sending me a full cable/internet package. Obviously if they don't feel the need to filter and seperate the cable and internet lines, and it isn't costing them anything extra by sending both data lines to homes with only "internet" packages, it shouldn't be considered theft on my part.
If anything, it's theft on their part. For charging customers a premium price for a cable/internet package, when clearly the same package can be given for 1/3 the price. Ultimately, the cable company is simply renting out their cable boxes/remotes for $70 a month.
I'm not concerned about talking openly about this. Suddenlink is my cable company BTW.