Need advice on TV channels/cable options
I would love some suggestions on how I could possibly get some other channels on my TV. I currently use my tiny laptop for most TV viewing but this is becoming highly annoying.
There are a few issues which is preventing me from getting normal cable:
-There is only 1 cable company that can provide cable tv/fast speed internet in my area - CableCom. However, it appears that in my complex, everyone must have it or nobody can have it. Annoying as this is, it seems to be true. Before I arrived, the individual owners had a meeting and pulled the plug on CableCom. Instead they installed a satellite dish for everyone's enjoyment (the cheap option).
-The satellite dish is shared and so not controlled individually. The channels are very limited and pretty awful - maybe 6 in Italian and 5 in German. There are 2 in French (neither work well and are not mainstream anyway) and 1 in English - CNN. CNN recently changed satellites, so I no longer get it. Since I do not speak German, only a limited amount of Italian, I can no longer really watch TV.
-I have an internet connection with Swisscom, but it is very slow. A good day is 2.5-3.5 MB per second so I cannot get cable tv from them (it appears one needs a min. of 4-5 MB). According to them, the lack of fiber optics in my area has to do with the commune, not them. Who knows if this is true.
-Nor can I use Google Cast which also requires a higher speed internet connection.
Besides getting my own satellite, does anyone have any ideas of how to better my situation? I had no idea how shitty the communications system was here until I had already moved in. And people who live here do not seem to care because they use their flats here as holiday homes (rather than a permanent one like me). So, they are rarely here.
Who knew that "normal" TV was so hard to come by in Switzerland. Sigh.
Thanks for any input you can give.