Hawaiian Telcom competes against several other TV providers—notably Spectrum, DISH, and DIRECTV. It’s worth noting that DISH and DIRECTV don’t provide internet service, so even if you go with one of them for TV, you may well end up with Hawaiian Telcom for internet.
That said, we think both DISH and DIRECTV tend to be better TV options than Hawaiian Telcom (or pretty much any other provider). As long as you don’t mind the satellite dish, we’d go with one of them for TV—likely DIRECTV for sports fanatics and DISH for everyone else.
If you’re canceling Hawaiian Telcom service, the only thing to be aware of is the “equipment return fee.” This is a charge of $200 per set top box you’ve rented when you cancel service. As long as you return the equipment within 45 days, you’ll be credited the full amount. Of course, this is only a concern if you had internet service, so TV-only customers are off the hook.