Cable TV or Streaming

Just a quick question.
My condo assoc is going through a big "We hate Comcast" thing.
We have access to Comcast only for TV. We're on a barrier island so even some good directional antennas won't work.
I told my neighbors, as local geek, that you will still need Comcast Internet Service to get your streaming TV.
We have ATT DSL but no U-verse. Fiber is a way off out here.
Am I missing something?
Like another company accessing Comcast's cable network?
Pete
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
I don't think you are missing anything unless there is a competitive supplier - does not sound like it. Mostly from my time here, I am not a big fan of Comcast. I live north of United States so I have a true Cable supplier (not DSL). It works quite well, bandwidth is good and cable TV is good. I do not do a lot of streaming but I have a family member nearby who uses Netflix and streams - same Cable supplier.

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Scott CSenior EngineerCommented:
Unless another company leases Comcast's lines and then sells the service, but you are still using Comcast as the real service provider.

You are correct.  You will still be using Comcast for the internet service to stream your TV shows.
pjamCommented:
You said directional antennas wont work, was it a digital antenna?
We live remotely and do not even have cable service available.  But a $45 digital Antenna from (Zork or similar i think) gives us all the TV we need unless it is raining heavily.
JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
@cfourkays - Thanks and I was happy to help.
cfourkaysAuthor Commented:
The island, Hutchinson Island, is almost all condos, some up to 20 stories.
They're almost all prewired to cable, that being Comcast.
A couple of the smaller units have tried antennas similar to the Zork type with mixed success.
I understand in parts of Canada, they have tried putting those antennae on the horns of bull moose but they moved around too much.
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