Top Five Cable Providers
By Anne Ahira
Keeping in touch with the world is important to human psychology because it assures us that there are other people in the world.
Keeping in touch usually means turning on a television set. This, however, would not be possible without the invention of cable television.
At one time there was only one cable television provider, but now, there are several. Some cable providers are more reliable than others, though, which can cause some issues with service.
However, there are five cable providers that are on top of all the others. These cable providers offer premium services, as well as special bundle offers that other providers are unable to provide.
The largest cable provider in North America is the Comcast Corporation. This company provides cable television, as well as telephone service and broadband internet to millions of residential and business customers nationwide.
Founded in 1963 in Mississippi, Comcast quickly rose to popularity in telecommunications and are now the most popular of the cable providers in the country. The company now offers a bundle package known as the triple, keeping new customers, as well as valued customers, in the loop with a combination of premium digital cable television, High-Speed internet, and Digital voice services
Time Warner Cable is the second largest cable provider in the country. The company was formed in 1989 through a merger of telecommunications companies, Warner Cable and Time Inc.’s cable company, the American Television an Communications Corporation.
Since then, Warner Cable sold its shares in a “spin-out” to the company’s share holders, and has also made important deals dividing viewing areas with competitor, Comcast, after dividing cable company Adelphia with Comcast in July of 2006. This drove its viewing areas up to twenty-seven states and the number of operating systems up to thirty-one.
Cox Communications is one of many cable providers that are privately owned, however, it is the third most popular cable provider in the United States and serves over five million customers. The company offers digital cable, as well as digital telephone services and cable internet connections.
This cable provider is a subsidiary of the Cox Enterprises Corporation and was established in 1964. This company is another digital cable provider that offers a bundle package deal for its cable, telephone, and internet services.
The fourth largest cable provider is Charter Communications and is another of the American cable providers that offers the combination of cable television, high-speed cable internet, and telephone services. Their customer base serves over five million customers across twenty-nine states.
The fifth largest cable provider in the United States is Cablevision Systems Corporation and also offers high-speed internet, as well as digital cable and Voice over IP telephone service. Cablevision is based in New York and primarily serves the New York area.
Cable providers like Comcast and Cox Communications offer different forms of cable services, as well as internet connection and telephone services. Other cable providers like Time Warner Cable only offer cable television services. The quality of service from these cable providers is consider excellent and is praised often.