Comparing TV providers and plans in your area is easy with Allconnect. If you’re looking for a cheap cable plan, or want live sports and premium channels, we’ll help you find a cable provider and package that meets your needs and budget.
We partner with trusted TV and cable companies like Xfinity, Cox, Charter Spectrum and AT&T, allowing you to choose from a wide variety of plans. Whether you’re moving or want to switch your home TV service, we've made it simple for you to find cable TV providers, satellite TV providers and fiber optic TV providers near you.
How to compare TV & cable providers near you
1. Compare availability
Start with what’s available in your area. Cable TV is available in most areas, but the provider can vary by location. Satellite TV is available throughout the US, while fiber-optic TV is still limited to certain areas.
2. Compare TV packages
Compare available channel packages. Look for TV packages with the channels you want and compare pricing for each. Also, consider add-on packages for more sports and movie channels.
3. Compare technology
Many TV providers have technology such as DVR, On Demand TV, HD picture and more. If these features are important to you, it’s worth researching what kind of technology each TV provider offers.
Another thing to consider when shopping for TV or cable service is bundle options. If you want to get TV and internet together, compare bundle pricing and features of each TV provider.
Here’s what you need to know about the different types of TV service to figure out which one is right for you.
Cable TV service
Cable TV packages vary widely from simple broadcast TV channels to top-of-the-line entertainment packages with HD TV, premium channels and sports channels. Our cable providers offer a wide selection of basic cable and full-fledged digital TV packages, so you can choose which channels you want.
Allconnect partners offer standalone cable television service, or you can bundle multiple cable services together. Local cable providers vary across the country. We'll show you special offers available in your area from local and national cable companies, such as Charter, Cox and Xfinity.
Find cheap cable TV
Cable TV doesn't have to be expensive. If you're looking for affordable cable providers, we’ll help you find the cheapest cable TV options near you. Here’s a list of TV providers that offer low-cost cable plans.
If you’re looking for an alternative to cable TV, satellite television service from a provider such as DISH or DIRECTV is a great choice. Satellite television offers similar features like DVR, HD TV programming and thousands of On-Demand options. However, satellite TV also gives you access to sports channels, international channels and other premium packages not readily available through traditional cable.
Satellite TV service providers transmit the TV signal into your home from orbiting satellites, which means they can offer nationwide coverage and deliver satellite TV to most homes, including rural areas. Do you live in an area that cable companies don’t service? With satellite TV, that’s not a problem. In fact, that’s what gives these cable TV alternative providers – such as DISH – their edge.
TV via DSL internet connection
Certain TV alternative products – such as AT&T’s U-verse – let you receive a high-quality TV connection without need of cable. For this cable TV alternative to work, you simply need a DSL modem to translate the signal coming into your home from your service provider, which will then allow you to have TV on any number of devices in your home.
AT&T U-verse TV is available in many areas where AT&T internet is available and offers many of the same TV channels and features you get with cable. For more information about AT&T U-verse, call 844-451-2720.
Fiber optic TV offers high-quality TV connections via a wire formed of threaded glass. Advanced fiber optic networks, like Verizon Fios and Frontier FiOS, deliver a superior signal for digital TV packages and provide channel lineups similar to both cable and satellite.
At this time, fiber optic television is not yet available in all areas. But, as more and more people discover the benefits of Fiber TV, demand for the service will grow, and the service will become more widely available.
Over-the-top or streaming TV services
A cheaper alternative to cable TV (though also a less robust one) is to simply purchase a fast and powerful internet connection and stream your favorite shows.
DIRECTV NOW is a subscription over-the-top service that lets you watch live TV and On Demand programming. It’s a cost-effective way to “cut the cord” and still get many of the channels you get with cable.
Netflix, Hulu, Amazon
Popular streaming services like Netflix and Hulu feature movies, hit series and original shows. For the most part, these services feature On Demand streaming, which make them a great supplement to cable TV, but not the best substitute for live programming.
Roku and other devices
There are many devices, such as the Roku, that let you stream TV from a variety of sources. Like Netflix and Hulu streaming options, however, available content is limited. Such devices are ideal for viewers who just watch a few TV series and On Demand movies.
Common TV & cable provider questions:
What is the difference between satellite vs. cable TV?
Cable viewers require a coaxial cable connection and a cable box, while satellite TV viewers need a satellite dish to receive the TV signal. With a satellite dish installed, satellite TV is available to most homes nationwide. Cable, on the other hand, is only available to homes connected to a cable network and may not be available in rural areas.
What is HD TV?
Also known as high definition television, HD TV is a digital television display that provides high quality picture and sound. Standard definition television is usually broadcast in 480p, which is only half the video quality of HD TV. Most HD TV programming is broadcast between 720p and 1080i. The biggest difference between standard definition and high definition is the “film-like” grainy visual that HDTV erases. HDTV provides a clearer picture, smoother edges and brighter colors.
Who is my TV provider?
TV providers vary nationwide. To find out which TV providers are available in your area, use Allconnect to search for TV options, compare plans and order a TV provider that’s right for you. Call 844-451-2720 to hear about available TV providers and plans in your area.
Is it cheaper to bundle TV and internet?
Most providers offer discounts to customers who bundle TV and internet services together. Because of increased competition between TV and internet companies, service providers often give a discount for setting up all of your services through them rather than getting internet from one provider and TV from another. Use Allconnect to search for service bundle deals in your area.