Your options when it comes to Cable TV in Maine are more numerous than you probably realize. Are you new to the area and looking for your first provider? Or maybe you’re just tired of your current provider and your contract is coming to an end so you want to shop around. Whatever your reasons, you have several choices. Whether it’s with a big, well-known provider or a small local provider, there is a lot to look at and consider.
Let’s Talk About the Big Guys
When you talk about “The Big Guys” in the Cable TV market, you’re talking about Time Warner Cable, Comcast/XFINITY, and Cox Communications.
Time Warner Cable offers seven different Cable TV only plans, as does Comcast. Though, they have a few more package options than Time Warner Cable, for the most part, it’s about the same down to the prices.
Cox Communications is the final 400-pound gorilla in the room. Cox offers six different packages that range from about $25 a month to about $80 a month, plus introductory offers for new customers.
What About the Little Guys?
The thing about small cable providers is that they generally vary from area to area. There is no one small company that will serve the entire state; it all depends on which part of Maine you live in. These companies may not be able to offer some of the fancier packages that the big names can, but they are generally known for better and more personal customer service, since they don’t have so many people to take care of.
Some of these companies might even be willing to work with you on payment plans or dates and are almost always quick to respond to any issue you may have.
Bee Line Cable
Bee Line Cable providers of Cable TV in Maine only serves a few areas. They offer six Cable TV packages ranging from 25 channels to well over 200 channels. Their Real Digital Bronze (Basic) package offers Basic Service plus MTV 2, Speed Channel, and the Cooking channel. The Works, their “everything” package, includes, well, everything, like all the premium networks (HBO, Showtime, Starz, Encore, etc.).
Who Do I Choose?
In the end, you need to sit down and figure out exactly what it is that you want from your cable provider. Good prices? More services? A personal relationship? Do your research into each company, see what others have to say about their programs and then decide which company will best suit your needs. Digital Landing also offers a helpful deal finder to help you find the best options in your area.
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