PittGirl loves her dish.

Apparently, lots of Comcast customers have their panties in a bunch because I guess Comcast went and raised their rates again.

Check out these letters to the editor at the PG:

Comcast increases

The monopoly that is Comcast is doing it again — another rate hike. In a letter sent to us the company noted technological advances and related costs for the increases. I’d like Comcast to itemize those expenses.

Where does it end? Who’s to stop it from happening again and again? Where is the Federal Communications Commission? At the end of the letter the company thanks us for choosing Comcast, but what choice do we have other than the dish? I wonder what Comcast would do if we all chose the dish.


I asked the Federal Communications Commission this same question and, honestly, am getting to the point of buying a dish. I’ll be paying almost $100 a month for my TV and computer access, from one line

Forget cable

I would like to respond to Stephen Cummings’ letter complaining about Comcast raising its rates. The problem with the dish is that the same thing can happen there, too.

I suggest buying an aerial antenna. Yes, they still make them. Granted, you won’t be able to watch Monday Night Football next year since it will be on ESPN. However, you will have “free television” service.

Oh, I imagine having the time to read a book or two a month will be another benefit.


Okay, my two cents.

Cent number 1: Why are these people so scared of “THE DISH” (Duh-duh-duhduh!). My parents have basic cable and I have an ass-kicking Direct TV package that includes 20 spanish language stations (telenovelas, baby!), all my local stations and craploads of other stations I’ll never watch AND a free Tivo and I’m paying LESS than my parents are. Embrace “THE DISH” Burghers. I’ve never had an issue with either Direct TV or Dish Network. These letter writers DO know that “THE DISH” is much smaller these days right? And they won’t have a giant saucer in their backyard that is capable of picking up alien communication? They know this? And I do NOT know how basic cable subscribers can handle not being able to query their guides to find out what is on, at what time, etc. etc. I go MAD whenever I am at my mother’s and am forced to click through stations and sit through commercials (watching commercials is SO passe. Julie knows this. She’s Tivo Queen.)

Cent number 2: Where the hell is FOMBELL?! Have any of you heard of Fombell, PA? That’s a new one.


  1. Julie
    January 13, 2006 9:41 am

    Believe me, I would seriously look into getting THE DISH if I didn’t live in an apartment. My cable / Internet bill is over a hundred smackers every month. Although, when you have Tivo, it does make the bill a teensy bit more worth it, since you can actually pack in as much TV watching time as possible each week. And isn’t that what life is all about, really?

  2. Anonymous
    January 13, 2006 10:01 am

    Of course we’ve had issues in the Lou about Cable rates and service. I finally took the plunge and got a dish. Best move ever!

    Better, service, rates, what else do you want?

    Chef Mike

  3. Henry
    January 13, 2006 10:39 am

    Switched to the Dish about 2 years ago—I’ll never go back EVER.
    I might even pay more for it.—Its that awesome.
    Shhh don’t tell the dish people.