A month ago I signed up for direct tv, and I’m loving it, because I get better channels than I used to with cable. This change in service caused me to switch some of my other services that I hadn’t been satisfied with in the past. For the longest time, I would complain about how expensive my utility bills were, and how much I hated my Internet speeds. I never really bothered to look at the competitors available in my area, but now things are different. I was on a mission to get rid of the providers that weren’t up to par.

I started with the utilities. I cancelled service with my local gas provider and switched over to a cheaper provider. They have me on a fixed rate plan, so I don’t have to worry about using too much. I have a new electricity provider as well with a lower price. Finding a new provider for home phone service and Internet service was a little more difficult, because the choices are very limited in my area. It’s almost like there is a monopoly for these kinds of services. I have a feeling that the government doesn’t want to do anything about it because they aer being paid off by the companies, but I can’t prove it.

I was able to find a better phone and Internet provider. I get free long distance now, and my Internet service doesn’t have a data cap anymore. With my old company, they imposed a data cap on some of it’s users, while the other users were able to use the Internet with no restrictions. This was one of the most annoying things of all to me, because we were all paying the same price, but only the users with DSL service were given such a restriction.

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