OTOH, you didn't say which hair... a proper mankini zone trimming with a chainsaw is the thing I could imagine IG doing.
Unless he comes out flaming!
"Want cable? I'm on FIRE!"
There really is no comparison. I'm an IT professional working from home and my Internet has to be 100% solid all the time. FiOS offers that; teh cable company doesn't.
I do not care for my cable internet, but it's all I have. I can't get FiOS to the condominium, because... associations suck.
Altice, the ranine cable company that operates Optimum/Cablevision and Suddenlink, is supposedly going to migrate its entire service footprint to fiber-to-the-home, at a 10 Gbps speed [ https://goo.gl/qaGAhc ] over the next five years. It is not clear whether they are going to deliver the video portion of the service using RFoG or IPTV. I'm not a fan of RfOG to the subscriber premise; obviously they have to be able to retrofit existing homes that are only wired with coaxial cable but that could be done with MoCA (indeed, even Verizon could switch, with nothing but a software upgrade on the existing receivers). And for those of us who are infrastructure nerds ... I'd love to have a single all-Ethernet wiring plan in the house for data, voice, and video.
Things are going to get interesting. But for now, cable still sucks. And for those of you with Comcast it will always suck. :)
I have Comcast.
What you need to do is work for Comcast. Comcast gives their employees free cable TV, VOIP, and Internet service for free and/or greatly reduced rates. After that the service is still horrible but you don't mind as much.
Hrm... no, don't think it's worth it.
In Soviet Russia, Comcast have YOU!!1
I have Comcast.
oooh, too bad so sad. And I see Aahz has Charter.
I seem to remember Ragnar has Optimum *and* FiOS.
I guess we'll have to see how this new service turns out. Technically, if they upgrade from "150 Mbps but it degrades to dialup speed when the neighborhood kids come home from school" to a new "10 Gbps but it degrades to dialup speed when the neighborhood kids come home from school" then it's not really a usable upgrade. But if it's not stupidly oversubscribed like a DOCSIS plant is, and they have enough Internet bandwidth at the head end, then they could really compete with Verizon on quality.
If nothing else it'll give Verizon a run for their money, and they'll offer me a fabulous deal to re-up when my contract expires in 2019.
It really does look like copper's days are finally numbered, though, at least for video services. AT&T is ending the "U-Verse" brand, renaming it to "AT&T Internet" and "AT&T Phone" and driving customers to DirecTV (which it owns) for television service. Verizon is already on fiber, Altice is moving to fiber, it's clear that if you want to remain competitive as an MSO now you have to roll out fiber.
Comcast, on the other hand, will probably continue putting a thousand subscribers on a single node, and three HD channels on every 6 Mhz slot, and pretend it's a usable service.
I wouldn't go back to Cablevision unless something radically changed with them.
They ran fiber to Shady Side, MD. Surely, there's hope for where you live.