Comcast makes me curse even more than when I get angry with my 9yr old daughter - and she can get me pretty angry. I had believed that in the United States companies are not supposed to be allowed to monopolize. Well, I'm pretty sure that Comcast is a monopoly - unless you have service from Comcast you do not have cable television! I used to live in Hollywood, FL back in the late '80s, early '90s and recall when there were quite a few different cable companies to choose from; Jones Cable, ATT Broadband, and a handful of others. I remember actually being able to make phone calls to these different companies, and comparing packages and prices. You actually got a CHOICE of who you wanted to be your cable company and THEN get to choose an Internet Service Provider seperately.
Cable is way too expensive...even the least expensive of their cable plans is too much money to spend in a month. I so miss the days of going to the store, buying a new television, coming home and plugging it in to the electric outlet and whala! you could sit and watch tv. I think it's outrageous that you buy a television - it's paid for - and then you have to pay someone else to watch it. The cost of watching TV runs more in a 1 year than the cost of the television itself - THAT'S A SHAME!! So then in reality it's just like paying for your television 10 times over. RIDICULOUS! But what's just atrocious that there is no other cable company to choose from.
Now here's something that really gets my blood boiling. I could pay $39 monthy for satellite, get well over 150 channels and not have to deal with Comcast all together - but get this...I live in public housing and God only knows why those crazy people will not allow the satellite dish to be installed on the apartment buildings! GO FIGURE!