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Old 08-07-2010, 08:21 PM
 
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I know that this has been discussed before. What are the alternatives to subscribing to Cablevision and what government entity is in charge of regulating their services? I sit down tonight to watch something on Ch. 140 (ESPN Classic) only to find out that I now am not authorized to view Ch. 140. Apparently they took it out of the package that I always had, and it is now part of a 'Sports Package' at additional charge per month. No notification, just termination.
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Old 08-07-2010, 09:42 PM
 
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I actually saw a FIOS commerical about that "upcoming" change in Cablevision about a month ago while out at my parents. I only picked up on it since they don't have DVR and was thus watching live TV which is rare for me - and thus captive of commercials. They too have Cablevision, and due to various health issues they are experiencing, I will need to be spending a great deal more time in their house.

Therefore, since I will be looking for internet access out there too as part of a package, I am interested in the replies that your thread generates as to what other options are out there.
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Old 08-07-2010, 09:56 PM
 
Location: Long Island, New York
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I have Verizon FIOS and have never looked back. Cablevision is awful!
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Old 08-07-2010, 11:11 PM
 
Location: Westbury,NY
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I have Verizon FIOS and have never looked back. Cablevision is awful!
Totally agreed. But the poor folks out in Crookhaven are stuck under the Dolan's Iron Fist.
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Old 08-07-2010, 11:21 PM
 
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I have Verizon FIOS and have never looked back. Cablevision is awful!
Love FIOS too, just the interface to search or On Demand is so far superior to Cablevision it is worth it alone (not to mention NFL Network). I am sure we are going to be subject to these battles bewteen channels and the providers moving forward and FIOS will probably get pulled into it eventually too.
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Old 01-06-2011, 05:17 AM
 
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Let's put this in perspection. Since the 90's Cable TV in Connecticut has been hijacked by Cablevision. They are a monopolized company that bullies your family for your viewing pleasure. Ironically their names includes "vision", but they clearly did not see the internet coming. The way of the future is the world wide web and viewing tv, news and movies are all available though this wonderful medium. Most stations can be streamed right through your computer or other devices like Roku, XBox, Playstation 3, etc... For a one time fee or like Netflix, $8.99 a month.

It's time to show Cablevision who pays their bills... we the people... Stand up, speak up and SHUT OFF!!!
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Old 01-06-2011, 06:39 AM
 
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We changed to Fios over a year ago. We had a couple of bill issues the first couple of months but otherwise have been happy. We also pay less than we did with cablevision.
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Old 01-06-2011, 07:29 AM
 
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Let's put this in perspection. Since the 90's Cable TV in Connecticut has been hijacked by Cablevision. They are a monopolized company that bullies your family for your viewing pleasure. Ironically their names includes "vision", but they clearly did not see the internet coming. The way of the future is the world wide web and viewing tv, news and movies are all available though this wonderful medium. Most stations can be streamed right through your computer or other devices like Roku, XBox, Playstation 3, etc... For a one time fee or like Netflix, $8.99 a month.

It's time to show Cablevision who pays their bills... we the people... Stand up, speak up and SHUT OFF!!!

We have netflix on Wiihow do you get the rest of the channels
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Old 01-06-2011, 08:01 AM
 
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I had a number of problems with Cablevision. My Cablevision telephone service was horrible. I hated the dropped channels. Internet service was slow and intermittent. I switched to Fios and I am very happy with the service.
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Old 01-06-2011, 07:21 PM
 
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I know that this has been discussed before. What are the alternatives to subscribing to Cablevision and what government entity is in charge of regulating their services? I sit down tonight to watch something on Ch. 140 (ESPN Classic) only to find out that I now am not authorized to view Ch. 140. Apparently they took it out of the package that I always had, and it is now part of a 'Sports Package' at additional charge per month. No notification, just termination.
That was done when they re-negotiated a deal with disney. They took classic out but added some other channels from disney. Too bad we still cant get fios in the Town of Crookhaven.
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