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Old 05-26-2008, 11:00 AM
 
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As I have been researching various parts of the country for potential relocation this summer, I've noticed that the cost of internet high speed cable and cable TV is approximately the same no matter where you live (the real costs, not promotions). It's all too expensive, IMO, but I find it troubling that one has to pay over $100 per month for high speed internet cable and standard cable TV regardless of where one lives, even in so-called lower cost areas, such as the SE US or parts of the midwest. It doesn't seem to matter whether it's Comcast or Charter or whatever company.

And, people in Manhatten are also paying about the same amount, maybe $5.00 more. Given the extremely high cost of living in NYC, for example, wouldn't it be more equitable for those residents to pay MORE and for people in lower cost regions to pay LESS? This does not seem to be the case. Labor costs and real estate costs vary significantly across the country, so why wouldn't that translate to more variation in the cost of services like high speed internet and cable TV. Any thoughts?
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Old 05-27-2008, 06:54 AM
 
Location: Metro Washington DC
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I don't know, but I pay $80 a month for high speed internet and standard cable TV here in Maryland. Comcast costs closer to a $100 than RCN, a much smaller competitor here.
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Old 05-27-2008, 07:00 AM
 
Location: Scranton
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I pay $120/month for digital cable, high speed internet, and phone from Comcast.
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Old 05-27-2008, 04:03 PM
 
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where in the world do u guys pay more than $100 for High-Speed internet..... I've been paying no more than $35 for High-speed internet for years.....and my cable is only $60 with over 250 channels
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Old 05-28-2008, 10:40 AM
 
Location: Rainy Mauka
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We're in Loudoun Cty, VA, and use Comcast. For high-speed internet and the most basic digital cable (with HD), we pay $80/mo.
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Old 05-28-2008, 10:44 AM
 
Location: Scranton
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where in the world do u guys pay more than $100 for High-Speed internet..... I've been paying no more than $35 for High-speed internet for years.....and my cable is only $60 with over 250 channels
I don't think anyone is paying $100 for internet alone (if they are, they're getting ripped off). I pay $120 (taxes and fees included) and that includes my digital cable, high speed internet, and home phone service.
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Old 05-29-2008, 04:11 AM
 
Location: Cold Frozen North
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I pay $59 for Cable Internet service that includes the higher upload and download speed tier along with analog cable service. I get enough of stations on the analog band and am happy with it. While I always like to pay less, I'm OK with the price. I'm in the Chicago burbs.
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Old 05-29-2008, 07:09 AM
 
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I have to tell you, cable telephone saves me about 60 bucks a month. So with cable, internet, and telephone all bundled together, it's a pretty great deal.
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Old 05-29-2008, 09:06 AM
 
Location: Thornton, CO
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I'm paying 138, (45 for internet) that includes, cable (I got a couple of levels higher than the basic cable), DVR, Internet, and all the taxes you can think of. And I use VOIP for my telephone, which is about $15.

If you're not getting the DVR and just using the basic cable, that will be about $30 less
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Old 06-10-2016, 07:26 AM
 
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I don't think anyone is paying $100 for internet alone (if they are, they're getting ripped off).
The prices in Lehigh Valley PA are:
Company 1-RCN) 155 Mbps Internet Costs $50, $60, $70 years 1,2,3 exclude taxes, surcharges, fees and may exclude equipment.
Company 2-PENTELDATA) 100 Mbps Internet Costs $70 from year 1 ,No modem rental fee! No bandwidth limit!

I understand that Google's Gigabit Internet has a Monthly Recurring Cost of $70 and comes with a 1 TB Google Drive included.

So I agree that $100 is a lot.

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I pay $120 (taxes and fees included) and that includes my digital cable, high speed internet, and home phone service.
A Triple Play 25 Mbps Internet, Signature TV (295+ Channels), Phone
Starts at $85/$97/$107 for first three years with Equipment Priced Separately and about $33 in taxes and fees


So, in general I would say $120 is a good price, especially if you get more than just retransmissions of broadcast channels.
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