Originally Posted by jose73
Yep that is correct! Verizon pulled the plug on FIOS coming to this area almost 3 years ago. Verizon is currently offering the B/CS infrastructure for sale to other companies over the last 3 years. The reason? Verizon considers this as a "rural area" and it would not provide an adequate return on their investment to install fiber in the area. My source of information? I have spoken with 3 different individuals with Verizon and they all confirm this story. Local employees are worried about the future of their jobs and I suppose this has created a low morale amongst them. My most recent confirmation of these facts was with a local employee about 90 days ago.
Any hope for AT&T to come to this area? I refuse to place any reasonable odds of that happening. Other companies that might be interested? I can't think of any other companies large enough and with the extra cash to make an investment in this area that could offer HDTV service to compete with Suddenlink.
I use Suddenlink HD on my 32" HDTV and my 102" plasma home theatre. In addition I have a CM 4228 mounted on a 50' tower for OTA which often gives a better HDTV picture. But I am thinking of ditching Suddenlink and going to one of the two satellite services.
Wanna wait for another alternatvie? Good luck!
I think the chances at&t wanting to bring uverse here is pretty small... since verizon doesn't want to bring fiber here (assuming your story is correct). I really wouldn't care who comes as long as we have a real alternative to suddenlink (which would force them to keep their prices competitive) and of course would have to be fiber based. I almost would hope the city or one of the power companies would get into the fttp game. Its worked for some other cities around the country (not sure about the long term viability but they seem to be doing well). Although I'm not so sure about verizon wanting to sell off the area because Ive seen a bunch of new verizon labeled boxes go up in various parts of town in the past year or two. Dunno why they would bother wasting their time installing/upgrading new equipment if they plan on selling off this area.
Originally Posted by cameronfield
Does anyone in the BCS area have the $115 suddenlink package that includes internet + 255 channels? I'm wondering how many of those channels are HD, and overall whether it is worth it or not. One of the perks to me is the HD DVR, because right now I have an older Tivo and pay $15/month for it. The new HD Tivos cost an arm and a leg, so IDK.
If anyone here has that package from suddenlink could you post how many HD channels you get, and (if possible) list some of them?
700 KAMU-HD-PBS College Station, TX HD Broadcast
705 KYLE-HD Fox Bryan, TX HD Broadcast
710 KBTX-HD-CBS Bryan, TX HD Broadcast
720 KRHD-HD-ABC Bryan, TX HD Broadcast
730 KCEN-HD-NBC Temple, TX HD Broadcast
740 TNT HD HD Basic
745 TBS HD HD Basic
750 Fox Sports Houston HD HD Basic
751 ESPN HD HD Basic
752 ESPN 2 HD HD Basic
753 FX HD HD Basic
754 Syfy HD HD Basic
755 USA HD HD Basic
756 The Learning Channel HD HD Basic
757 Discovery Channel HD HD Basic
758 Animal Planet HD HD Basic
760 CNBC HD HD Basic
761 Bravo HD HD Basic
767 HD Theater HD Plus Tier
768 National Geographic HD HD Basic *
769 Universal HD HD Plus Tier
771 HDNet HD Plus Tier
772 HDNet Movies HD Plus Tier
775 Home & Garden Television HD HD Basic
776 Food Network HD HD Basic
778 Arts & Entertainment HD HD Basic
779 History HD HD Basic
780 Palladia HD Plus Tier
785 HBO HD East HD Premium
790 Showtime HD East HD Premium
795 Starz HD East HD Premium
Thats all the channels suddenlink offers in HD.