Mediacom serves the Midwest and only offers cable television bundled with internet service. This provider has an impressive channel lineup and many customization offers, including on-demand service and a mobile app. A nice feature that many seniors will like is an optional TiVo cable receiver, that comes with a DVR, a voice remote so you can navigate the service with voice commands, and an intelligent guide to help you easily search available programming.
Their “Internet 60 + Essential TV” package provides 60MB internet service, plus 125 TV channels for $80 per month.
CenturyLink has ben ranked as having very good customer service. Of interest to many seniors is their Internet Basics program, designed to improve and promote adoption and use of broadband services, which includes training an support for their customers.
You get access to free basic internet training with their CenturyLink Internet Basics service. Do you need a computer for the free basic internet training? CenturyLink offers a low-cost, internet ready computer for eligible Internet Basics customers.
In addition, you will get a 30-day money-back guarantee plus 24/7 technical support.
In addition to being rated highly for their technical support Cox offers may different bundle packages, featuring many TV channels plus high-speed internet service. They are known to run frequent sales and special offers for their packages – so make sure you ask.
A good example is their Gold Duo bundle which offers 250+ channels, including premium channels A&E, ESPN, Hallmark Channel, SEC Network, HBO Max, Cinemax, STARZ, SHOWTIME, and EPIX. Plus, you get fast 500 Mb internet service.
While RCN offers the best deal for bundle services, they are only available in Boston, Chicago, Washington, DC, Philadelphia, areas of New York, and Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania.
As an example, they have a bundle package deal for only $55 a month – which gives you 70+ TV channels and a decent internet service at 330 Mb.
They are also one of the only providers where you can get a blazing 1000Mb internet service, combined with a whopping 300 channels.
Thanks to their Xfinity Stream app, seniors can download and watch TV on any of their favorite devices, whether by smartphone, tablet, or laptop. Xfinity is the largest cable TV provider in the country and has a good customer service structure and offers very good bundled service packages.
They offer a basic package with 140 TV channels and 200MB internet service for $80 per month.
Spectrum – a new name for some – was formerly very well known as Time Warner. They offer a very large selection of channels and programs. Most notably, with most of Spectrum’s bundle packages, you get premium channels like HBO and Showtime included. Other companies charge extra for these channels.
Also, if you have a high definition (HD) TV, Spectrum does not charge extra to receive HD programs.
A nice feature is that for most packages, they won’t lock you into a contract.