ferco, I guess I can't help if you can't get FIOS, but I'll give you an idea of my costs.
Verizon Fios Bundle (cable TV, internet and phone) is $139.95 per month if bundled. More expensive if you drop the phone for example. Broken down as follows: $30 phone, $70 HD TV and $40 for 35/35 internet speed. Then add $17 for HBO, $6 for an extra digital adapter and $17 for rental of High Definiton DVR cable box for my wife's entertainment system. My standard set top box is free. Add about $15 for taxes and fees and reduce it by $17 for being a valued customer and my monthly bill comes to about $178.
On top of that we spend the $8/month for Netflix.
That is the total of our entertainment for the month. Now and then we will add Cinamax or Showtime if they run some monthly special. Wife has to have everything right at her finger tips.