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Satellite vs cable can be a complicated choice once you know which TV providers in my area are available, but it doesn’t have to be. Did you know that satellite providers like DIRECTV are not limited geographically? You can get the nation’s #1 satellite TV service in your home, regardless of where you live. All you need is a clear view of the southern sky to enjoy all that DIRECTV has to offer. Simplify your life with a great package from DIRECTV. Call now to hear about more deals in your area.
Unlike cable, satellite television like DIRECTV does not use cables to transmit the signals to your address. You have a personal satellite dish, which receives signals from various satellites orbiting in space. The main problem with cable television is the restricted range, but with satellite television, the consumer is not limited by range.
Because there is virtually no limitation in the range of the satellite signals, anyone, who has a view of the southern sky, can get DIRECTV. Even those who have access to cable often choose DIRECTV over cable for its reliability and exceptional features, resulting in millions of consumers nationwide. You also get your local channels with DIRECTV. DIRECTV has coverage in the continental United States, as well as parts of Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean.
Much like AT&T U-verse, Comcast is a cable television, internet and home phone provider with limited distribution. It is available in Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia and Wisconsin- 40 total states and territories.
DISH Network is a satellite television provider that uses similar technology to DIRECTV. There are various satellites broadcasting the signals, so it is available almost everywhere in the United States.
Here’s a quick synopsis of how satellite programming works:
Time Warner Cable provides television, phone and internet services to 29 states including Alabama, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Missouri, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin.
Cox Communications is another cable company with service available in Arizona, Arkansas, California, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Nebraska, Nevada, Ohio, Oklahoma, Rhode Island, Virginia; 17 states total.
Cable TV availability and coverage varies from state to state and neighborhood to neighborhood, where as satellite television is available in most of the country. In some cases, cable services may be available in your state, but not in your city, this is especially true for mountainous or remote areas. Some cable providers may be available around your residence, but you may not be able to receive them for various reasons, cable and bandwidth related. Find a television provider that services your area by calling today.