All cable companies should offer digital service. All of the advantages of satellite television should be availed with digital service provided by any cable company, even if service costs must be reasonably incremented. Satellite dishes are not only somewhat archaic and tawdry in appearance, when they are improperly installed, .i.e. chords ran beneath windows, they create security risks for homes and/or apartments. They also attribute to heightened utility costs, considering that windows under which cable wires are ran are partially hoisted. It would also be beneficial for all cable companies to offer digital service considering that satellite dishes are banned by some apartments and other rental communities.