Here’s a quick refresher: When you buy a cable subscription, the service provider (such as Comcast) charges you a monthly fee to your cable company.
For example, if you subscribe to a cable service in the US, Comcast charges you $45 per month for each cable bundle you subscribe.
But you might have different options for different services.
Here are the main differences between cable and wireless providers.
Cable providers are usually called “cable companies,” but you can call them “cord cutters” as well.
The most important difference between cable providers and wireless companies is that cable companies can’t offer unlimited Internet access, and cable companies don’t have the ability to provide cable-like services.
Wireless companies are often called “wireless carriers,” but they’re typically considered “wireline services.”
Wireless carriers are able to offer a variety of wireless services, including phone calls, streaming video, and even hotspot services.
Cable companies can provide broadband Internet access.
Cable and wireless services are often offered at the same time.
For instance, if your cable provider offers unlimited Internet, your cable service might offer unlimited video, as well as unlimited phone calls.
Cable provider contracts often specify a minimum monthly rate, which is usually around $30 for a basic plan, $40 for a high-speed plan, and $50 for a “fast” plan.
For a more detailed comparison of wireless and cable, check out our guide to the different types of wireless providers and services.