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Best Cable Companies and Satellite TV Providers in Green Bay, WI

Nov. 19, 2019, 10:57 p.m.

After a long day, it’s nice to unwind with a good TV show. There are plenty of great programs, but you need a TV provider that has the channels you want. Our partners at ConsumerAffairs researched the best cable companies and satellite TV providers in Green Bay to make sure you get the shows and features you want at a reasonable price.

Everyone deserves to make thoughtful, informed purchase decisions. The local guides provided on this website are free for consumers. NBC 26 may receive compensation from our partners. Learn more.

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#1
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Mediacom Cable

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Mediacom Cable
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  • 2 cable plans available
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(800) 479-2082
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#2
AT&T
AT&T
Features
  • U-verse TV & DIRECTV available
  • U-verse TV prices starting at $35/mo.
  • DIRECTV prices starting at $35/mo.
  • No annual contract for TV streaming
Location
677 Bay Park Sq.
Green Bay, WI 54304
(920) 491-0000
#3
Planet DISH
Planet DISH
Features
  • Free DISH voice remote
  • 2-year price guarantee
  • Free next day installation
  • 190 TV channels & a Hopper Smart HD DVR for $59.99/mo.
Location
Serves residents in
Green Bay, WI
(888) 983-3474
#4
Spectrum
Spectrum
Features
  • Free HD channels
  • Free Primetime On Demand
  • Premium channels like HBO, Showtime & Starz available
  • Prices starting at $44.99/mo.
Location
2580 W. Mason St.
Green Bay, WI 54303
(866) 874-2389
WeConnect
WeConnect
Features
  • M-Sun: 8am - 5pm
  • weconnectllc.com
Location
1085 Parkview Rd.
Green Bay, WI 54304
(920) 425-2991
Venture Aurora
Venture Aurora
Features
  • M-F: 8am - 5pm
  • Sat: 8am - 8pm
  • Closed Sun
  • greenbay.getdish.com
Location
2751 N. Packerland Dr., Ste. 203
Green Bay, WI 54303
(920) 497-0674
DISH
DISH
Features
  • Hours unavailable
  • satellitesolutions.com
Location
Serves residents in
Green Bay, WI 54115
(800) 970-9509
Direct Star TV
Direct Star TV
Features
  • M-F: 7am - 2am
  • Sat-Sun: 8am - 12am
  • directstartv.com
Location
Serves residents in
Green Bay, WI 54303
(866) 972-7612
Sonoma County Satellite
Sonoma County Satellite
Features
  • M-Sun: 8am - 5pm
  • sonomacountysatellite.com
Location
Serves residents in
Green Bay, WI 54311
(866) 696-3474
CenturyLink
CenturyLink
Features
  • Hours unavailable
  • getcenturylink.com
Location
Serves residents in
Green Bay, WI 54302
(888) 497-3916
Solid Signal
Solid Signal
Features
  • Hours unavailable
  • solidsignal.com
Location
Serves residents in
Green Bay, WI
(877) 312-4547

Choosing a cable company or satellite TV provider in Green Bay

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When deciding which Green Bay television provider to go with, you need to look at your specific situation. Some questions to ask yourself are:

  • Are there specific channels I want, such as ESPN, HBO or other specialty channels? Each service decides what channels it offers, so be sure to compare channel packages to make sure you’re getting the programs you want to watch.
  • Are there services that I can bundle with TV programming? Many cable and satellite TV providers also offer phone or internet service. By bundling these with cable, you usually receive a discount.
  • Am I willing to sign a contract, possibly for one or two years? Some companies offer month-to-month subscriptions, but others require one- or two-year contracts that you must pay a fee to cancel.

Types of cable and satellite TV

Each cable TV and satellite TV provider in Green Bay offers a variety of packages from which to choose. A company’s basic package is the least expensive but has the fewest channels and programming options. The Federal Communications Commission requires companies to offer pay-per-view services on basic cable plans. More expensive packages provide more channels and may include an on-demand library of shows and movies you can watch at any time.

Some packages offer features like the ability to start watching a movie on one device and then continue where you left off on another device, and some companies may provide apps that let you watch TV on the go with your smartphone or tablet.

Some services, such as YouTube TV and DIRECTVNOW, provide television programming streamed via the internet. These companies generally offer month-to-month subscriptions and do not require long-term contracts. Other services, such as Amazon Prime Video and Netflix, offer video-on-demand services that can complement a cable or satellite TV subscription.

Cable vs. satellite TV

Satellite TV is more susceptible to outages caused by bad weather, which could be an issue during snowy Green Bay winters. Satellite television services also require a dish to be mounted to your roof or the side of your home, which may not be allowed if you rent. It may also not be worth your time if you are a college student at UW-Green Bay and plan on moving within a year.

Satellite services transmit a wireless signal, which gives them a larger area of service. For people living in rural areas outside of Green Bay, satellite TV may be the only option. Satellite TV also typically costs less per channel than cable and often has better HD quality.

Cable TV is generally easier to install and only requires small pieces of equipment that are easily hidden in cabinets. Cable TV tends to be a little more expensive, but it doesn’t face the same issues with weather outages because it uses a physical cable.

How much does cable and satellite TV cost in Green Bay?

Cable TV and satellite TV customers pay an average of $85 to $100 a month for service, but the number of options available results in a wide range of costs. Basic packages start at $30 to $50 a month, with additional costs for more channels or features.

Pay attention to the fine print on your contract — companies often offer two-year contracts with lower prices in the first year that increase in the second year. Ask your service provider about the full cost over the life of the contract.

You may also pay more because of equipment fees for satellite dishes or cable boxes, and contracts often contain cancellation fees, which make them less desirable if you aren’t sure you’ll use the service for a full one or two years.

Mediacom Cable

Mediacom Cable

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(800) 479-2082

Mediacom offers television, internet, phone and home security services. The company uses a platform called Xtreme that allows your television and internet to work together seamlessly. The company offers a 90-day satisfaction guarantee, night and weekend appointments and 30-minute arrival windows. Green Bay reviewers praise the company’s friendly customer service.

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