"Value for speed": As a group, cable TV companies tend to sell faster Internet cheaper than phone companies, reports Wall St. Journal here, citing data from Ookla's Speedtest.net.

Among wire-based services available in the Philadelphia area, RCN (available in parts of Delaware County) is the best value, with typical charges equivalent to $2.12 per megabit per second. Comcast charges $2.39, and Verizon charges $2.62, according to that data.  Comcast proposed merger partner Time Warner Cable charges $3.13.