There are plenty of cable and satellite providers that will let Real Housewives of Orange County stream out of your television as easily as water flows out of your faucet. The only limiting factor may be your location.
Cable is typically delivered to your television through in-ground...well...cables—hence the name. Since they’re underground, the cables are less likely to be affected by weather. Additionally, cable requires less equipment to install, but it may not be available in rural areas.
In the countryside, satellite may be the clear winner for you, because cable is not always available in rural areas. And generally speaking, satellite may be a more cost-effective option compared to cable.
Whichever TV option is best for you, either satellite or cable, will also likely be best for your internet needs.
As a matter of convenience, it makes sense to have the company that delivers your TV entertainment also provide your internet. This way you have one installation, one company to service you, and one bill to pay.
This is called bundling, and it can often save you money: many cable and satellite companies offer deep discounts if you bundle your internet and TV.
Before choosing a package, do some research to determine how much internet speed you need. Account for how many people live in your house, how many devices will be used at once, and how much content you and your family stream. If you’re on the fence between two packages, opt for the faster one—it’s better to have too much internet speed than not enough.
You’ll also want to decide which television channels you must have so you can research the cheapest bundles that include your favorite channels and a sufficiently fast internet connection. The table below lays out some bundles that give you the best value.