SureWest Compared to DIRECTV

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About Sure West

SureWest was recently acquired by Consolidated Communications. However, they still offer digital TV, high-speed Internet, and phone services to residents and businesses. Consumers have the option of bundling these services while commercial customers can choose from the business class services available in the area.

Sure West Services

SureWest cable, voice and Internet services can be bundled or purchased separately. Each service offers its own set of features.

Digital TV

SureWest cable services feature digital TV packages, On Demand content, DVR, TV Everywhere and more.

  • Digital TV Packages – SureWest cable TV channels, international channels and more.
  • SureWest On Demand – A wide selection of titles can be ordered instantly.
  • DVR – Viewers can create a personal library of movies and shows, record multiple programs simultaneously and use hours of recording space.
  • TV Everywhere – Access programming from participating channels on computer, smartphone or tablet.

High-Speed Internet

Internet service can provide customers with speeds of up to 50 Mbps. Additional home networking options and Internet security features are offered.

  • Internet Packages – Different packages offering varying download and upload speeds.
  • Wireless Home Networking – Multiple Wi-Fi-ready computers and electronics can connect.
  • Kaspersky Internet Security – Protects against viruses, identity theft and inappropriate content.


Digital phone packages are available with local and long distance calling plans, voicemail and over 20 advanced calling features.

  • Digital Phone Packages – A choice of packages offering different features and prices.
  • Caller ID on TV – Displays incoming call information while watching television.
  • Traditional Landline Plans – Options include Local Select, National Unlimited Select and Measured Rate Service.


Depending on location, two or more of these services can be consolidated into bundles. The prices and available bundles will vary with service areas.

Sure West Availability

Below is a list of different states where SureWest or Consolidated Communications is offered. Click the link below that matches your needs to learn more about the services available in your region.


Deciding between SureWest and DIRECTV

SureWest is not the only TV, Internet and phone service provider and may not be the only option in your region. See how SureWest compares to other providers like DIRECTV and make an informed decision when it comes to your home or business. Consider all of the possible options before deciding between this service provider and others.

Sources and Research

Data Collected 11/7/2014 from http://www.surewest.com/