Comparing TV, phone and Internet plans gets easier, but not easy enough


I'm always on the lookout for a better deal for our home TV, phone and Internet plans, especially since my cable company recently raised its rates.

While I don't mind calling a few companies for price quotes, the main difficulty is comparing one company's offerings to another's. Finding the same telephone service isn't so hard, but trying to compare plans for the same TV stations and Internet speed can be next to impossible., a Web site used primarily by people moving and setting up such services in their new home, is trying to change that with updates to its Web site this week. While the changes are big -- comparing home utility company services and taking customers' orders -- the site doesn't yet go far enough to make it easy to find the best deal.