Yeah, my problem, also. Where I live, it's not wired for DSL, can't even get internet from Dish (AT&T), even though I could get their TV service. If I only want internet, I would have to pay Comcast, $64.95/month. But if I take limited basic (mostly public access, shopping and junk) and get it packaged with internet, it's only $59.95/month.
So TickBox, Rabbit TV and the others that came out way before Tickbox, would be on top of my bill.
I cannot live without my internet, which is all I really want, anyway, but no one else will wire in this area-their claim is there isn't enough demand. How I wish I could get them to believe otherwise. Most people would LOVE to leave Comcast. LOL