We have Cox Cable TV (expanded Basic) and I use Cox for my email. It cost more to get the channels like HBO, Showtime, and other channels like those. But if we didn't have Expanded Basic we couldn't get Weather channel, History Channel and some other channels we watch.
My DH thought about DISH (since it would be cheaper) but then he found out that a station we watch quite often would NOT be gotten on DISH (the channel is USA) - we found this out while we were out of town & stayed in a motel that used DISH.
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