I finally caved and had cable and internet installed at the apartment. I was kind of hoping that if I held out, the agency would have moved me, and installing cable and internet here would be moot. Oh well. I'm still stuck in suburban hell, but now I have Law & Order: SVU to keep me company.
If the hospital offers to extend my contract, I think I'll say yes. I have to get out of this shitty apartment and boring area, though.