Advertisements Actually it may not even be much cheaper, but there are important other advantages. And there’s more: You get rid of CableCARD’s, Tuning Adapters, DVR-related monthly fees, and — best of all — having to deal with cable companies crappy billing and rate increase headaches. A great irony to me is how easy it is to deal with Spectrum’s Internet service as compared with their Cable TV service. There’s just one line item on the internet bill — no taxes, no fees or anything else. I’m just hoping they don’t increase it frequently like they do for their TV service. Maybe that won’t happen in my area since Metronet is rolling out a very competitive FTTH service here.