I've had Verizon Fios for the last 5-6 years. Never had a problem with their internet or TV. Everything works....but they are getting expensive, however, I'm not sure if getting everything separate would be that much cheaper. I have their triple play (phone, internet, TV). The problem for me is I'm into just about every major sport. Some guys are only into say football and may get the "Season Ticket", etc., so it might be worth it for them. I'm into baseball, hockey, basketball, football......only football has local coverage on Fox or CBS. All other sports I would need some kind of package to watch my local teams play, especially hockey and basketball. The NY teams are almost always on cable only, no local broadcast, unless they are playing in the "game of the week".
So, i'm pretty much screwed. I priced some stuff out. I can get 100/100mbps internet for $49.99/mo plus taxes and fees, so lets say that's $65 just for that. Then I can get cheap phone service (always kept a landline in case of emergencies) for $10/mo plus taxes and fees, so say $15. Right there is $80/mo and I haven't even looked into TV programming options/sports packages, etc.
It's the sports that is my downfall!! LOL