Okay, that’s a bit of a misleading headline. Three years ago this week your PopCulteer ditched Suddenlink Cable Television in favor of DirecTV. It’s been a while since I’ve given you an update, so let’s see how things turned out.
First, a quick recap. After being a customer of Suddenlink and its predecessor companies, Charter Communications and Capitol Cablevision since 1971, I finally had my fill of increasing fees and deteriorating service and, with no small amount of trepidation, made the leap to satellite television with DirecTV.
The last straw was when my bundle of cable and high-speed internet started costing more than my electric bill, even in the dead of Winter. I was stuck with Suddenlink for high-speed internet, since no other provider services my area, but I was still willing to gamble that I’d save money if I got rid of their overpriced cable television service.
As things turned out, I did indeed save money…lots of money. Originally I was saving over seventy dollars a month. I’d signed a two-year contract, and I knew that my rates would go up in the second year, but even with the cost of my internet raising due to un-bundling, I’d wind up playing much less.