Knology Complaint - Poor Service
I should have looked at these reviews before choosing Knology. I respect the one person who said they were pleased with Knology because the company worked with them in reducing their payments. However, that doesn't fix the fact that the service is shoddy and they are SO expensive! My husband is in the military and we are stationed in Alabama .... when we arrived on base we were given a list of three providers to choose from ... and the dish wasn't provided as an option. I contacted Knology and scheduled a time for them to come out and hook up our service. Because our household goods hadn't arrived we were told we had to break up the connection because cable couldn't be hooked up without a TV. I've had other providers hook up the service without a TV and when I questioned this I was rudely informed that every company has their own rules.
It took three times to my house to get all of the rooms hooked up and both of our TV's receiving cable. We received one DvR box with HD and I was excited because we have been overseas for the last four years and this was our first time having a DVR. My parents have a DVR with their satellite service and I figured all were the same... I was WRONG. Our box can hold maybe six 1 hour shows before the hard drive is full. My parents satellite DVR can hold dozens of shows! If you set a timer to record a show you have to have the TV on that channel or it won't record.... my parents DVR will change the channel automatically and record the show.
My other complaint is weekly, sometimes daily I lose service. Sometimes I lose higher numbered channels for time on end and other times the TV will go out completely with a loud static noise emitting as if everything went to fuzz. When I have contacted their office I'm told there isn't anything reported in our area.... the main office is in ATLANTA GA I'm in AL!!!! They don't communicate with each other when work is being done and it requires 5 calls about the exact same problem to show up as a problem. The problem isn't just the cable the modem needs to be rebooted at least once or twice a week.
In the four years we were overseas I had to reboot the modem twice.... I've had to reboot this one twice just last week. I'm tired of paying this money for a service that is shoddy at best. We are supposed to be a country of innovations .... I see this country as just money hungry greedy companies who do what they can to get every last penny they can from the consumers.
I've considered lowering our cable to basic and getting rid of the worthless DVR and HD ... however, one of my favorite channels is TNT.... it's now coming in extremely fuzzy and reminds me of the reception my parents got with the old bunny ears. If I get rid of HD I lose my ability to watch TNT. I truly believe the companies create these little problems like fuzzy TV and shoddy signals so we will upgrade and have to pay more. Money hungry and pathetic customer service.