said by en102:Of course, you realize that if you had no standard basic then you were not protected by a municipal franchise agreement. That is another drawback of dropping franchise agreements... the telcos will not have to carry a basic package (which means to rate regulation).
Comcast was _much_ more expensive to start than DirecTv
1 tuner Directv = $39.99
Analog service on Comcast was $50.40 (no standard basic available in my zip
Digital was $60.10 for 1 tuner.
I have 3 tuners on DirecTv with the 'plus' package and pay $57/month after all taxes and fees.