The picture you see below is a temporary DISH HD TV satellite receiver ground mount. This happened because when the DISH technician originally came out, he did not have everything required to do the permanent installation.
The DISH phone representative promised us a Tripod mount, but when the technician arrived we were informed that DISH no longer carried the Tripods. This is really the only complaint I have about DISH as the quality of their TV service is better and less expensive than Cable One. Getting the NFL Network with DISH was less of a hassle and less expensive than with Cable One. Also DISH provides internet service through Century Link and the communication between DISH and Century Link to effect the internet installation was very poor and took almost a month to complete. DISH did their part but Century Link continually showed up late or did not show up at all. It finally got done and the quality of the CenturyLink internet connectivity and speed is pretty good.
We dropped Cable One because of the high bills and the unreliable internet connectivity. Cable One internet was very good for a long time but the quality slowly deteriorated over time and we could not justify paying $50 a month for substandard service. The Century Link internet package only costs us $35 per month and is more reliable so far.
Our issues with Cable One were similar to the following complaint from a woman in Missouri I believe:
We have been customers of Cable One since September 2011. We first had service through the Gulfport location. The service itself was stellar; however, we never received a paper bill. In May 2012, we moved to another location and in doing so, we found out the address Gulfport had for us was somewhere we had never heard of before! After moving into our new home, we changed to the Pascagoula office and things went south fast. Internet became slow and sluggish, TV kept cutting in and out multiple times, then the modem kept shutting itself off and turning back on, and now the Interent won’t even load pages.
I have called Cable One several times over the last few months and had several techs come out but I am still having the same issues. One tech said he heard trouble in the lines out at the pole on the road and that was supposed to get fixed but hasn’t. One tech said it was the faulty modem so they exchanged it, then changed the modem out for 2 – one for the internet and one for the phone. Still, nothing has worked. I have since gone with another company and I have also filed a complaint with the BBB. Next step is Attorney General’s Office!
Finally, I would like to close with a description of the very professional post mount that replaced the temporary DISH receiver mount that you see in the picture with 6 fifteen pound bricks. A DISH Tech drove over from Socorro, NM and poured 50 pounds of quick dry cement into a post hole he had just dug. He mounted the DISH Satellite receiver on the post and our DISH reception has been flawless and uninterrupted ever since!