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Join Date: Jan 2001
Location: Oakland, Ca. & Aventura (Miami), Fl.
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We also have Comcast in Oakland, Ca. BBCA has been on that system for a long time. Better yet, they have BBC World News. (For some reason CNN doesn't carry their intl. news station anywhere in the U.S. The BBC News just came there about 6 months ago. Unfortunately, they put it on a higher digital tier - and as much as we looked forward to having that channel - didn't feel it was spending the $10 or $15 more for the next tier just to get one channel we would watch.
Surprised with Miami being an intl. city - it isn't on in Miami. I did read that it will be offered in more cities in the coming year.
Another thing that's coming - the ability to get a Tivo DVR that works with Comcast directly. Not for us. It is available in the SF area and Boston and a couple other places now. You do have to buy the Tivo.
As for internet - most people have no choice if they wany hi-speed internet. It has been almost flawless for us in both Oakland and Miami. The phone company doesn't offer the speed cable does. We stream Netflix on occasion. Not sure phone DSL could handle it and deliver quality.