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7.7

Overall Score

  • Exclusive Sports Programming
  • DVR Cost Included
  • 150+ Channels

DIRECTV

  • Exclusive Sports Programming
  • DVR Cost Included
  • 150+ Channels

6.8

Overall Score

  • One-Year Price Lock
  • Available in Most States
  • 45+ Channels

Comcast Xfinity TV

  • One-Year Price Lock
  • Available in Most States
  • 45+ Channels

6.4

Overall Score

  • Low Priced Options
  • HD DVR Available
  • 24/7 Customer Service

DISH

  • Low Priced Options
  • HD DVR Available
  • 24/7 Customer Service

5.4

Overall Score

  • Flexible Options
  • DVR Cost Included
  • 125+ Channels

Charter Spectrum

  • Flexible Options
  • DVR Cost Included
  • 125+ Channels

5.1

Overall Score

23 User Reviews

a month ago

  • Quality Packages
  • DVR Cost: $18.50/Month
  • Limited Availability

Cox Cable

  • Quality Packages
  • DVR Cost: $18.50/Month
  • Limited Availability

4.4

Overall Score

64 User Reviews

2 days ago

  • Many Channels Available
  • DVR Cost: $10
  • Limited Availability

Prism TV

  • Many Channels Available
  • DVR Cost: $10
  • Limited Availability

4.1

Overall Score

13 User Reviews

a month ago

  • Fiber Optic Technology
  • DVR Cost: $10
  • Available in 29 States

Frontier FiOS TV

  • Fiber Optic Technology
  • DVR Cost: $10
  • Available in 29 States
  • High Priced Options
  • DVR Cost Included
  • One-Year Contract

Google Fiber

  • High Priced Options
  • DVR Cost Included
  • One-Year Contract
  • Only One Package Available
  • DVR Cost: $16
  • Limited Availability

SuddenLink TV

  • Only One Package Available
  • DVR Cost: $16
  • Limited Availability
  • User-Friendly Features
  • Limited Availability
  • 15+ Channels

Verizon FiOS TV

  • User-Friendly Features
  • Limited Availability
  • 15+ Channels
#1
  • Exclusive Sports Programming
  • DVR Cost Included
  • 150+ Channels

DIRECTV got its start in 1990, and has since grown into a successful Fortune 100 company. It serves over 20 million customers in the United States and 16 million in Latin America, totaling over 37 million customers worldwide. The company offers over 190 full-time HD channels. Currently the consensus winner for sports programming, DIRECTV offers NFL SUNDAY TICKET, NHL® CENTER ICE®, and NBA LEAGUE PASS. It was awarded "#1 for Customer Service Satisfaction" according to the 2016 American Customer Satisfaction Index.

In June 2015, AT&T officially acquired DIRECTV, creating one of the largest television and communications companies in the world. The projections for this merger are positive for DIRECTV customers, giving them bundling opportunities on internet and phone service not available before. Many industry leaders predict this merger will allow DIRECTV to compete with other cable/satellite companies and their bundling services.

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#2
  • One-Year Price Lock
  • Available in Most States
  • 45+ Channels

The Comcast Corporation is divided into two main parts; Comcast Cable and NBC Universal. Comcast cable has become far more than just a cable provider over the years. Beginning in 1963, it has since grown into the largest cable service provider in the country with countless other valuable services. Based on revenue generation, Comcast is the worldwide leader in mass media and communications. In addition to television services, Comcast also provides broadband Internet, phone, and in some areas, home security. Its cable and internet services fall under the Xfinity brand.

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#3
  • Low Priced Options
  • HD DVR Available
  • 24/7 Customer Service

Founded in 1980 by Charlie Ergen, Candy Ergen, and Jim DeFranco, DISH has grown from humble beginnings into a Fortune 250 company. It provides satellite TV to roughly 13 million users around the United States. DISH focuses on providing the best value, service, and technology in teh Pay-TV industry. DISH provides a variety of high quality programming to best suit every customer's needs. Additionally, DISH is a publicly traded company on the NASDAQ exchange with the symbol "DISH."

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#4
  • Flexible Options
  • DVR Cost Included
  • 125+ Channels

Charter Spectrum began its business in 1992 and has since grown into the nation's fourth-largest cable operator. It employs over 23 thousand professionals across the United States and strives to provide a strong, trustworthy team to give its customers the best possible service. Charter Spectrum, which is also known as Charter Communications, has a mission to integrate the highest quality service with superior entertainment and communications products that consistently exceed the expectations of its continually growing customer base. The business is headquartered in Stamford, Connecticut, but it also has corporate offices located in Denver, Colorado and St. Louis, Missouri. Charter Spectrum recently acquired Charter TV.

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#5

Cox Cable

5.1Overall Score
  • Quality Packages
  • DVR Cost: $18.50/Month
  • Limited Availability

Cox Communications is a cable TV, Internet, and phone provider. Customers have the option of bundling all of these services or selecting individual packages. Cox is currently the nation's third-largest provider of cable services with six million customers. Cox Cable is a popular choice for a number of reasons. It provides many different packages, each with unique channel options to cater to your preferences. Costs are competitive and there is no commitment contract. There are a number of unique personalized features, including new recommendations based on your preferences and the ability to watch your favorite programs remotely from your mobile device or tablet. Cox Cable has great options for both residential and commercial needs.

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#6

Prism TV

4.4Overall Score
  • Many Channels Available
  • DVR Cost: $10
  • Limited Availability

CenturyLink Prism TV began in 1930 when William Clarke and Marie Williams purchased the Oak Ridge Telephone company, and it has expanded into a multinational communications and data services company. CenturyLink reported in May 2014 that it had nearly 200,000 Prism TV subscribers. That number has continued to expand over time. CenturyLink uses its own fiber-optic network, providing its users with fast and effective streaming services that separates it from cable and satellite companies. Users are able to enjoy both local channels as well as sports programming in high definition.

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#7
  • Fiber Optic Technology
  • DVR Cost: $10
  • Available in 29 States

Frontier FIOS TV has been providing home services now for decades. Recently, it bought out FiOS service in three states: Washington, Oregon, and Indiana. If you're in these states you can now enjoy a more optimized TV experience in your own home. Frontier FiOS TV offers its customers the opportunity to record their favorite shows and watch them at their convenience from their DVRs. They have three great packages to choose from, with up to 385 channels altogether.

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  • High Priced Options
  • DVR Cost Included
  • One-Year Contract

Google Fiber provides broadband internet and cable television to specific areas throughout the United States. This service began as an experiment in Kansas City, Missouri and expanded to 20 Kansas City areas in just three years. Later in 2012, this "experiment" was formed into an actual business with hopes of continuous expansion. Expansion has occurred at a steady rate. Currently, Google Fiber is available in major cities like Atlanta, Austin, Charlotte, Kansas City, Nashville, Provo, Raleigh-Durham, Salt Lake City, and San Antonio. Google Fiber is looking to expand in the near future to Portland, San Jose, Irvine, San Diego, Phoenix, and Louisville.

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  • Only One Package Available
  • DVR Cost: $16
  • Limited Availability

SuddenLink is a home service provider available in 16 states nationwide. They offer home phone, internet, and TV services. You can enjoy one service or multiple services by bundling plans onto one monthly bill. They offer a 30 day money back guarantee for customers who aren't completely satisfied with their service. Get the channels you love with up to 200 channels, with free HD, and DVR service available.

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  • User-Friendly Features
  • Limited Availability
  • 15+ Channels

Verizon has been a major player in the tech space (particularly mobile phone service) for the better part of the last decade and a half. Recently, it has expanded into other technology areas with FiOS service and the purchasing of AOL as a means for generating content and other forms of media. It is currently headquartered in New York City. Verizon FiOS is a relatively new service that began in 2005 and has greatly expanded with increases in Internet speeds to our present day. In summary, FiOS (fiber-optic-services) from Verizon specializes in a high quality/fast Internet as well as a basic TV subscription. The availability of the service is somewhat limited compared to other television providers. However, if Verizon FiOS is an available option in your area, it is definitely worth looking into because of its fast speeds and competitive pricing.

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