Plentiful Options for Cable TV in Connecticut

Feb 25, 2014 cable tv, charter, comcast, 0 Comments
Cable TV in Connecticut


Customers of Cable TV in Connecticut may think that they are extremely limited in their options for providers of Cable TV services. Sure, Connecticut customers have access to the providers you would expect, but there are also several smaller companies providing Cable TV services in the state.

Not all the smaller companies provide coverage for the whole state, but you will find that most of these smaller providers offer excellent bargains and great customer service.

Providers of TV Services in Connecticut

Providers of Cable TV in Connecticut include the major national providers that you would expect: Time Warner Cable, Comcast/XFINITY, and Cox Communications. Satellite providers include Dish Networks and DirecTV. Some of the smaller Cable TV providers that you may not be aware of include Cablevision, Charter Cable, Metrocast, and Optimum,

Charter Delivers Excellent Service to Customers

Charter Communications is one of the fastest growing Cable providers in the country. Charter offers a number of bundles, but their three most popular are the Charter TV Select, Chart TV Silver, and Charter TV Gold packages. The TV Select package comes with 125 channels, some of which are available in HD and include: ESPN, Discovery, TNN, and the major networks, plus local programming.

Charter customers that purchase the Silver package add another 50 channels to their channel lineup. These additional channels include: NFL Network, BBC America, and FOX Business Network. Upgrading to the Gold package adds another 25 channels that mostly focus on sports. These channels include NFL Redzone, The Outdoor Channel, ESPNU, and CBS Sports Network. All subscribers have access to Charter’s library of over 10,000 On Demand movies, many of which are in either HD or 3D.

Small Town Feel from Metrocast

Metrocast is one of those small Cable TV providers that has a small-town homey feel. Big enough to bring your favorite networks into your home, but small enough to remember that your opinions count, Metrocast is a provider you should look into. Their Cable TV offerings include the following packages:

  • Basic: Includes 40 channels including local networks, TBN, and TBS
  • Expanded Basic: Adds 75 channels, Including digital music channels, CNN, ESPN, and History
  • Digital Cable: Adds approximately 50 more channels including TEENick, NatGeo, Cooking, and NBC Sports Network HD
  • Digital Plus: Adds networks such as NFL Redzone, Fuel TV, Fox College Sports, and DIY

Optimum Offers a Nice Alternative for Cable TV in Connecticut

Optimum subscribers can record up to 10 programs at once with their Multi-Room DVR service. Additionally, apps are available for mobile devices that allow subscribers to watch TV even when they aren’t near one. The Optimum Triple Play is their largest TV package and it comes with over 650 channels available. You can watch ESPN, HGTV, TLC, the major networks, and other HD networks such as Fox Prime Time, and MSNBC HD. Of course, your favorites such as The History Channel, Discovery, USA, and TNN are also available.

Cable TV Service in Connecticut through Cablevision is provided by Optimum. Cable TV packages that are available are the Optimum Gold, Silver, Preferred, Value, and Economy, as well as a Spanish language package. The Economy package is the most basic and offers about 40 channels including Animal Planet, Discovery, Cartoon Network, local programming, and History, MSNBC, and Turner Classics.

The Optimum Value package bumps the number of available channels to over 75, including Fox News and Sports, FX, Lifetime, CNN, Bloomberg TV, Nickelodeon, USA, and TV Land, to name a few. Moving up to the Preferred package nets you around 100 channels which include Hallmark, FXX, CBS Sports Network, BBC, and NBC Sports Network.

The Optimum Silver package includes everything that comes with the Preferred package and adds about 50 more channels. These new channels include the HBO channels, STARZ channels, SHOWTIME channels, and the Smithsonian channel. The Gold package includes everything in the silver package and various TMC channels, ThrillerMAX, Cinemax channels, and several ESPN and Fox sports channels.

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Mike is a certified low voltage installer with over 10 years of professional experience in the field, much of it working for Cable TV companies. He also has over a decade of experience in the computer field as a network engineer and support specialist. Mike's hobbies include installing high-end audio and video systems.

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