Fuel TV is amazing.
Back to the topic of AT&T and Verizon. I can't help much for the DE area, but I live in NJ and have AT&T.
In NJ, I've always had service, then in MA where I got to school, I've also always had service. The same goes for Verizon though. Out of everyone I know, its about 50/50 Verizon/AT&T. No one complains about their service. Basically just pick a phone you like, whichever provider it is on and stick with it for two years