Disadvantage #2: Confusing Price PackagesMany cable companies are very confusing when it comes to how much their service will actually cost in the long run. Many require you to sign up for two years in order to get a one-year introductory deal. However, you have to really dig on their websites to find out how much the second year will cost. In other cases, there are hidden fees, rental charges and taxes.Disadvantage #3: PrivacyIf you are bundling your cable television with your internet (and many people do), you will have less privacy on the internet. Cable internet works with a stable IP address that doesn't change, so people will be able to easily track your visits to their sites. Compare this with DSL, where you can easily reset your IP by turning your modem on and off.With these advantages and disadvantages in mind, you will be in a better position to make a decision about whether to choose cable television.
Alexander Rorty lives in Toronto with his wife, Janet, and their two children. He has been writing for the internet since 1997. He has been working on a site called Cable Packages with dozens of articles on cable television, internet and telephone. He has recently written an article about finding the cheapest cable and internet packages.