re: #1 Skip Intro
I live in Middle GA, and Cox Communications has the worst basic cable package that anyone can imagine. It offers all of the channels you mentioned, hardly any of them worth watching. I’m thinking of switching to satellite, but I want to thoroughly research them all before making a choice. Cox has shifted channels like OWN and Oxygen to another tier, so if you want them, you have to pay @ $40.00 more per month. My monthly bill for basic cable, telephone, and internet from Cox is more than my GA Power bill for electricity. IMHO, having cable television in the form of regulated monopolies reduces subscribers’ choices. The fact that their executives whining about giving consumers more tailored choices shows that cable companies do not believe in competition.