I’ve mentioned before shopping around for cable/internet/phone plans! You should never stay in one plan for longer than a year (or even three months!) if you are not under contract. Always shop around for a better deal – even with your current provider.
Check into Dish Network to see if they have a better plan for you at a better price. Plans start at $24.99/month (that’s already better than my cable!) and some plans include FREE HD upgrade. They also contract with certain cable internet providers that you can look into if a change in cable service results in a change in internet service for you too. It costs nothing to have them come out to let you know if your home is located in a good area for a satellite.
I have found both of the major satellite companies to have great customer service too.