Buses are packed
I tried to get a bus to Riverdale Shops in West Springfield (MA) but it was standing room only so I grabbed a bus to Holyoke Mall instead. After repeated ankle injuries, my days of standing on moving buses are over. Trains are not that bad as they ride on a smooth track but standing on a bus when it hits a pothole can put me back on crutches.
Buses tend to be busier in the beginning of the month and on the weekends.
I've experienced ImOn (when they were McLeod USA), Mediacom, Comcast, and Time Warner. They are much better than broadcast TV.
I have not and will not cut the cord.