I've been with Astound (RCN) for 10 YEARS now! and am happy with them. Can't remember the last time I have any prob. Outages, there were a few in the 10 years span were quickly fixed. A couple of times, my broadband was dropping, so I called and told the tech, "I'm dropping packets." So he says, OK, hooked up his scope whatever, and went oh, ya... I am on it. The next morning everything was honkee dooree. He ACTUALLY UNDERSTOOD precisely what I was telling him! These days u just don't get this kind of competence.
I have the basic, no STB box, and I get the local channels Fox-CBS-NBC-ABC-PBS etc in full glory HDTV digital on the 100+ channels. Just last week, they duplicated all their analog channels into DTV (albeit not HD, still 480i) but still clearer than the analog.
I pay $62 bux monthly cable + broadband. Has more channels that I ever need. So OK, I'd like HBO and a couple of premiums, but I ain't paying double just to get a couple of extra channels and deal with the &^%$* STB box.
A few years ago, I tried Comcast (forgot why I decided to do that) and after 2 weeks, taking advantage of their 30-days trial, immediately switched back to Astound.
Service wise/price I can't do better. U just have to look at their lineup and pricing and compare.