If you hold a television to your ear you can hear the ebb tide of human intelligence. -- Anonymous comment found on the internet
Now that I have a permanent address, I can now get cable internet. Although Millenicom works at my permanent Tucson address, it is limiting when I am doing genealogical research. Downloading scanned images of census records takes time.
That was the logic behind getting cable internet service. Naturally, COX wants to sell additional services and more costly options. I just wanted internet. However, the rated speeds for basic internet were about the same as I was getting with Millenicom. That would not work.
To get better internet throughput, the COX package also included basic cable, HBO and STARZ. The internet and the TV package was less than the monthly rates I pay at Millenicom for internet access.
I considered the possibility of continuing life without TV. However when I bought this park model, it was furnished including a large flat screen TV.
Last Saturday I was connected to the cable internet -- and cable TV. The internet speeds are fantastic. I had been holding off on some huge downloads. They were done in a matter of minutes. It would have taken several hours with Millenicom.
Later in the afternoon after a hike, I thought it would be time to check out the TV. Since I had no interest in the commercial TV stations (basic cable), I went to the HBO stations. Of course I arrived in the middle of all movies that were being aired. One of those was a Harry Potter movie that had started about 15 minutes earlier.
So I settled back in the recliner (also included in the home purchase) to watch Harry Potter. My reaction was the same as always. It didn't take long. Soon I was taking a nap.