Compare Cablevision to DIRECTV
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Cablevision started in 1973 as small, regional telecommunications provider for 1500 households in Long Island, NY. Over the years, Cablevision grew exponentially, acquiring more customers in the area. Cablevision also previously owned Optimum West Cable, which provided service in the Rocky Mountain States, before being acquired by Charter in 2013.
Cablevision services are branded with the name Optimum. As a traditional cable provider, customers may get Cablevisions cable TV, Internet or phone service, where available- as well as the option for to bundle. Cablevision packages and services are available in these states:
Cablevision Cable TV: Cablevision cable TV is called Optimum TV®. Service is available in several different packages, ranging from a basic cable TV service to a more diversified package. Additional TV features like On Demand, HD programming, multi-room DVR, movie channels, Pay-Per-View programming, international and sports programming are also available in select Cablevision packages. Cablevision cable TV service is also available in bundled Cablevision packages.
Cablevision Internet: Cablevision offer high-speed Internet options, and where serviceable, customers can get Internet download speeds up to 101 Mbps and upload speeds up to 25 Mbps. Other Internet features include 75 GB of storage space, email service and webhosting. Cablevision also offers a smart router and hotspots and The Total Defense Internet Security Suite.
Cablevision Phone: Optimum Voice® is home phone service from Cablevision, and is available in one of the Cablevision packages. Included in the phone package is unlimited calling to the U.S., Canada, Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands. Customers also get access to 20 various calling features like voicemail, 3-way calling, caller ID and call waiting.
Cablevision Bundles: Cablevision bundles, or rather Optimum bundles are available in triple play and double play bundles. Triple play bundles include Cablevision cable TV, phone service and high-speed Internet. Double play bundles can include Cablevision cable TV and Internet or Internet and phone.
Cablevision Business: Cablevision business services are available in select areas. Business owners can subscribe to Cablevision cable TV, high-speed Internet and landline phone service. Cablevision packages and other services and features are available for business customers.
Cablevision services millions of households and businesses in the New York metropolitan area, including parts of New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Beyond that area, Cablevision packages and Optimum services are not widely available. Looking for a TV service provider in your area? Keep reading to learn more about DIRECTV, the nation's #1 satellite TV service.
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Data Collected 4/9/2014 from http://www.cablevision.com/