Originally Posted by ak3883
Some people cannot put up a dish due to trees facing the direction a dish has to point, or for some other similar reason. My apartment allows dish on parts of the building that I rent(basically just the porch/balcony), but it totally faces the wrong direction so I cannot put one up.
I'm thinking that the percentage of people that can't get satellite is probably around 20%. Then I'm guessing that the percentage of people that can't get cable is around 10%. Mixing the two (and accounting for people that can't get either), I guess that probably around 25% of the population/households have only one (or none) provider. But like I said, I'm just guessing.
Originally Posted by cybrsage
I did not think about the satellite providers - completely slipped my find!
FiOS will soon be in my area. Which of these providers do you use, I am curious about the FiOS.
I use Comcast, but I only subscribe to Total Basic (Limited + Expanded). I have some QAM devices, so I get the local HDs and a couple of digital channels.
Verizon has been available for about 4 months now, even though they dug up my yard about a year ago or so. I would switch over to Verizon, but their prices aren't significantly better than Comcast, plus I'd need to rent a box for every TV, which eats into the savings. Right now, I'm happy with Comcast. I'm thinking of taking them up on a TriplePlay, but we're not watching much TV these days because we just had a baby (to go along with the 2 year old).
As for satellite, I never considered them since it cost more (keeping in mind that I'd have to pay more for Internet) and at the time, I would need two cables coming up to the family room. Plus the whole "box at each TV" deal.