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Cable and Internet
When we think of cable, we think of TV, but now cable providers offer high-speed Internet that you can bundle with cable TV service. Bundle cable and Internet together for a cable double play bundle, or you might want to add digital home phone service, also provided by the cable company for a low cost cable TV, Internet, and phone triple play bundle.
Internet and TV
You can bundle Internet with TV service, but depending on who you choose as your service provider you may need a triple play to get both services on the same bill. For example, with cable providers you can easily bundle just Internet and TV, and the same holds true for fiber optic providers like FiOS, or U-verse, but if you plan to get satellite TV you'll need to bundle your services through a DSL provider like Qwest, AT&T, or Verizon, since Dish Network, and DirecTV currently do not have Internet services of their own. While in some cases it may be possible to get just DSL with satellite TV, many DSL providers also require phone service for bundled pricing.
Internet and Phone
Did you know that most advertised DSL prices factor in having phone service on the same bill? If you get DSL with no phone service it's likely you're going to pay a little extra for Internet, so you're better off just to bundle Internet and phone through a DSL provider. You may be able to get phone service with Internet from a cable provider as well, but phone service from a cable company is not landline. It's a digital phone service that works in much the same way landline does, but there are some key difference you may want to research before deciding on a phone plan from a cable provider.
Most Internet providers are first cable, or phone companies. I mention this, because if you're looking for an Internet bundle you'll want to view packages available from your cable, or phone provider. There are a some exceptions such as Clear which is a WiMax provider that also offers phone service, but companies like this are rare. If you bundle through a phone company you'll have a choice of DSL, or fiber optic Internet in some cases, but mostly DSL. You can expect DSL speeds to top out around 12 Mbps. If you bundle through a cable company you'll get cable broadband which you can expect to top out around 15 Mbps. Higher speeds are becoming increasingly available through both provider types, such as up to 50 Mbps for fiber optic, and the same for wideband cable Internet. With an Internet bundle from your phone provider you can get DSL, satellite TV, and home phone, or fiber optic TV, Internet, and home phone, where home phone is typically landline, but can sometimes be digital. Internet bundles through a cable company will include cable Internet, TV, and digital home phone service.