I spent about an hour and a half on the phone with my cable provider again yesterday. This happens at least once a year, and sometimes more often. The bill seems to creep up and up, until I realize, and call them about it. It used to be that promotions would last a year, but then the company started giving 3 month promotional offers, after which the bill would go back up. Those short term offers were for things such as 'free receiver', or 'higher internet speed', and I guess the company figured people would simply pay the higher fees once the deals expired. I'm tired of having to deal with the company at least every year, haggling, and spending my valuable time, just to have them decrease the bill a few dollars. It took speaking to 2 different people just to get my bill down $30 to what I still feel is expensive. I'm keeping it for now because I want to watch certain Christmas movies on a few particular channels, but my goal is to ultimately either cut the service back significantly and supplement with Hulu and Netflix via Roku, or cut the television service entirely, and make do with Hulu and Netflix, assuming I can find antennas that will work here in the Backwoods.