well, looks like we are going to be getting rid of cable. Charter just bought out our local company and the lineup is completely changing middle of this month. Many of the channels that we watch will only be available using their digital service. We have that now, but was planning on getting rid of it since there was only two channels we watched (that was before the buyout). Several of them even require you sign a 2 year contract and upgrade to a DVR. We decided about a year ago, after my ATT contract was up, that we were done with contracts. They also got rid of all but one of our local channels. The one local channel that they left is one that we never watch..
The cable bill is too much for the number of channels that we would be watching.
We will be keeping our internet through them though. But, we are going to buy our own modem since I can get one for around 50.00. I pay 4.00 per month right now for renting the modem. Charter usually charges 7.00 but since we had it through the other company they were giving it to us for 4.00 per month. They told me today that when I make a change to our account, that it may go up to the 7.00 per month. So, we figure we will save a good bit by buying our own..
The lady I talked to today said that she does not believe our internt will go up if we don't have cable also, but I am not sure. Right now we are paying 25.00 per month for internet (not including the modem rental). That is not bad at all. If we go up one speed then it goes to 30.00 per month and if we go to their highest speed then it is like 47.00 per month. We are going to try to get by with the lower one. We are going to subscribe to Netflix and Hulu plus so we will have to see if it is fast enough to work.
We are going to save at least 50.00-60.00 per month.