Originally Posted by JeremyFr
Quite a few place's have one choice, it's called an apartment building or complex, and if I read correctly OP is in Seattle. Wave in particular goe's into MDU's (Multiple Dwelling Unit's) and has them sign into exclusivity contract's that make them the only provider allowed on premise, I.E. Comcast, etc are not allowed to wire up to the building. These contract's usually last any where from 3 to 20+ years between Wave and the MDU, this leave's you the consumer screwed on all front's. They're a lousy company and only do business through this setup and in very rural area's. They are an absolute scam but unfortunately everything they do is fully legal
Yes, for cable, but cable vs. DSL--while DSL is considered "slow" by a lot of people (not me--always had a good experience with it), I lived in an apartment complex where only Comcast was allowed for cable (including cable internet), but you could get around the internet issue by getting AT&T DSL, or one of the other local companies, through the phone lines. There must always be at least two options (unless you live at/on a university)--whether one is cable and the other is DSL (or rather, one is good and the other is crappy) is another story.